Build in Wood
The sustainable arguments for wood construction are many. The construction industry is one of the biggest contributors to the negative climate impact and building in wood can save us a lot of carbon emission. Then why don’t we use more wood? The biggest challenges are the lack of knowledge and hands-on experiences. Political and legal matters also make it more difficult, time consuming and expensive to choose wood and timber solutions.
Let’s change that! At the Build in Wood 27-28 May 2020 in Docken, Copenhagen, hundreds of stakeholders, practitioners and politicians will gather to discuss and improve the potential of building with wood. Join us to share knowledge and overcome the challenges together in order to ultimately build more in wood.
Explore the program and see all the speakers
During the 2 days, you can experience international wood and timber experts and hear about the most visionary projects. In collaboration with stakeholders in the industry, the program is carefully tailored to architects, engineers, entrepreneurs, estate developers and suppliers and other representatives in the industry. See the full program here.
Be inspired by visionary projects and learn from other’s experiences
You will get inspiration from visionary projects with wood as the central component and get inspired by innovative methods and approaches. We have also made sure that you can learn from others in the industry and their experiences – both successful and less successful.
Construct your own event – choose between 4 different tracks
You can customize your experience and get in-depth with the themes that interest you the most. You can choose these 4 different tracks:
TRACK 1: Fire Performance in Loadbearing Structures
Fire regulations vary in the Scandinavian countries, which results in a different approach for building high with loadbearing wood structures. Sweden and Norway already have several finished buildings to experience from, but they have differences in their fire regulations. What can Denmark learn from our neighbours? What is status quo on the ongoing initiatives to push the acceptance of using more wood in the building industry forward? And what is next on the agenda concerning fire regulations?
TRACK 2: Architectural Value
Wood can save the climate, but can wood also make us become happier human beings? Replacing concrete and steel with wood is an important key to CO2-reduction in construction. However, the technical and environmental discourses tend to ignore that wood as a material has numerous additional qualities for the users. On this track, you will be presented to 3 opinions to how wood can and should act as an architectural driver.
TRACK 3: Economics of Wood
When the construction sector has limited experience with timber buildings, there can be many perceived risks. These can both be real and unreal. They result in uncertainty throughout the sector, and high prices when tendering competitively. With greater experience, risk can be managed and reduced, leading to a better economy. This track will look at how risks can be minimized, and competitive timber solutions can be developed drawing on experiences from Europe and Denmark.
TRACK 4: Acoustics
Sound is the most challenging issue to solve in relation to wooden buildings, and one of the few things measured in the actual building, and it is difficult to correct afterwards. This track will present experiences and examples with different solutions and end with a discussion whether we should adapt Nordic sound limits, which will enable us to copy solutions instead of inventing new, prolonging the sustainable conversion of buildings.
Get facts and in-depth knowledge
At Build in Wood, you will get a fact-based overview of the latest research, politics and experiences with wood so far. Through inspiring frontrunners from all over the world, you get actual and specific knowledge about wood construction and you get introduced to the typical challenges and the ways to overcome those.
Join debates about wood and politics
The program also includes several exciting debates on wood and wood in construction. You can join the debates and hear the opinions of key stakeholders and politicians about the future of wood in construction. See the full program here.
What’s in it for you?
• Inspiration for using more wood in constructions
• Fact-based overview of the existing knowledge about wood construction
• Learn new ways and methods for buildings in wood
• Specific knowledge about the climate impact of wood
• Practical examples and cases that prepare you for building in wood
• The existing and latest data and research in relation to wood
• Networking, community and partnership opportunities in the construction industry
• Some of the solutions to challenges in the wood industry
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Limited seats only – register today
Early bird: 4.495.- DKK. Early bird ends 24 April 2020.
Register here or contact Kasper Hansen at +45 2297 1400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Invoice and confirmation of your registration will be submitted upon registration.
After early bird the price is 4.995.- DKK.
The price includes catering both days (coffee/tea, fruit/cake and lunch as well as a network reception with food and drinks).
All mentioned prices are excl. VAT.
Group Discount: It is possible to register 3+ entries for the event and get a discount. Contact Kasper Hansen for more information.
Cancellation: Cancellation must be made by mail. If canceled up to 14 days before the event, a fee of 10% will be withheld. Should cancellation be made less than 14 days prior to the event, 50% will be withheld and, if canceled later than 2 days before the date of the event, full price will be paid. If you are prevented from participating, you also have the opportunity to transfer your participation to a colleague.
Build in Wood takes place in “Docken” located on Færgehavnsvej 35, 2150 Nordhavn
Kulturkajen Docken is located at Nordhavnen on Østerbro in Copenhagen – with terrace and beach directly next to Øresund. Docken has since 2006 been used as a raw industrial venue.
Bus 27 departs at Østerport Station and arrives in Nordhavn, where the dock is located. Bus 27 stops on Færgehavnsvej / Baltikavej just outside Docken. The bus runs 2-4 times an hour at varying times. By bike the transport to Kulturkajen Docken is easy and only takes 5 minutes from Nordhavn Station. It is a 15-minute walk from Nordhavn Station. If you prefer to walk, just follow the road to the large red-white PFA building.
Docken has free parking for up to 200 cars.
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Photo: James Dow / Patkau Architects