Last week my master study into wooden multistory construction (WMC) came to an end as the pro gradu thesis project was officially accepted by the faculty (read here). Having moved to Finland from the USA, and having had no formal education in forestry, the topic of wood construction in Europe was little known to me prior to starting my degree. However, in the research I interviewed 11 civil servants from six municipalities with the aim of identifying key personal attitudes towards the prospect of including WMC projects in city planning. A multitude of opinions were shared--too many to even discuss fully in the context of my thesis! In this blog post I will briefly share some main findings.
I had a chance to participate in the Nordic workshop on Wood in Construction in Stockholm, held in March 2018. The event was a third meeting in a project that seeks to pave the way for increased use of wood in the building sector in the Nordics, coordinated by the EIT Climate-KIC Nordic. The organisation is hosting the Nordic Secratariat for Wood in Construction, since the beginning of this year, with funding from the Swedish Government and the Nordic Council of Ministers.