General Assembly: Build-in-Wood partners finally gather after two years of online meetings

In April the Build-in-Wood consortium held its sixth General Assembly and for the first time in two years the consortium finally had the opportunity to meet again in person. There could not have been a more suitable venue for the meeting than Mjøstårnet - the world’s tallest wood building – in Brumunddal, Norway.


Day 1 started with an excursion to Moelven visiting the glulam production facility located in Moelv, a short train ride from Brumunddal. The consortium was divided into two groups, which both had a guided tour of the factory, listening to a presentation regarding the company and its core competence. Many thanks to Moelven for receiving the consortium.

Moelven - a Scandinavian industrial group that produces building products and systems for the construction industry, generating a production quantity of 25,000 m³ of glulam per year.


Back at the hotel, the rest of Day 1 and the whole of Day 2 was arranged as a conference style meeting where individual work package leaders presented the status of project execution within the respective work packages. Key developments and results were presented and discussed related to e.g.


· The Build-in-Wood Design Guide

· Digital pilot projects

· Post Occupancy Evaluation of existing wood buildings

· Build-in-Wood BIM library

· Technical documentation of materials and building system

· Sustainability assessment

· Early Adopter City engagement

· Dissemination and communication

· The Build-in-Wood Community (community.build-in-wood.eu)

· Exploitation of results

· Overall project management


At the end of Day 2, an exploitation seminar was arranged discussing the hugely important point of how to ensure the successful exploitation and implementation of project results beyond the lifetime of the project.

Although the meetings were scheduled to take place over two days, some partners took the opportunity to meet in person and also met the day after the official meetings to discuss relevant issues and outstanding questions.


The two days have been very enriching and all about knowledge sharing and the joy of just being able to see each other again after two years with corona restrictions.

The event’s atmosphere was simply great, characterised by the positive attitude of like-minded wood supporters who strive to advance wood construction on a global scale.

 

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