A recent paper by the KäPy-team published in the Journal of Forest Economics (available here) presents results from a two-round Delphi study focusing on the relative strength of environmental concerns in driving wooden multi-storey construction in Finland and Sweden.
The issues related to sustainable development appear to have grown in importance in the marketplace, but more driven by the changing regulation reflecting societal needs than echoing from individual consumer needs.
Towards 2030, the likelihood and desirability of sustainability as a megatrend in housing was perceived to gain further impetus, and to be associated with two things: consumer demand for sustainable living and wood construction as a modern way of urban living.
The KäPy-project mid-term seminar Deconstructing Myths in Wooden Multi-Storey Construction was held on the 12th of March 2018 at the University of Helsinki Think Corner. The seminar gathered representatives from construction, government and research organizations to discuss wooden multi-storey construction (WMC); its myths and research needs in both Finland and Sweden.
You are warmly welcome to our mid-term seminar to learn from recent research on Wooden Multi-Storey Construction (WMC) in Finland and Sweden, and to network and exchange ideas with representatives from companies, research organizations and policy-makers operating in this field. The seminar will take place on Monday the 12th of March at the University of Helsinki Science Corner (Yliopistokatu 4).
The seminar is free of admission, but the space is limited.
Please sign up by 21 February, 2018 at: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/86317/lomake.html
University of Helsinki magazine: Finland´s forests gave it its prosperity. What will the country do in a post-paper world?
In 60 years, a poor, northern backwater became an international success story. What will be the next chapter in the story of Finland’s forests? The University of Helsinki magazine recently wrote about this on their website. We are part of the story.
Read the full story at https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/finlands-forests-gave-it-its-prosperity.-what-will-the-country-do-in-a-post-paper-world.
Contact for additional information: Ritva Toivonen, Adj. Professor, Research Coordinator, University of Helsinki, Department of Forest Sciences, +358-(0)40-526 8412, firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Helsinki launches a new research project focusing on consumer needs and development of innovative business networks
In September 2016, University of Helsinki started a three-year research project in order to unfold the consumer needs in relation to industrial multi-storey building in housing. The focus of the project is assessing and developing innovative and efficient models for networking in the wood-based building. “The study, conducted between 2016-2019, innovatively combines academic research and three construction projects”, tells Ms. Ritva Toivonen, Adjunct Professor and the Project Coordinator at the Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki. The study is financed by TEKES, Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, and seven private companies.