Wood Joensuu

Insights for DWC 2023 – Part 11

This year, the DWC 2023 event will bring together notable speakers who are able to deliver powerful message related to use of wood, sustainability, circularity in building construction sector and city planning in a way that will ensure the event creates significant impact in this era of climate change mitigation strategies.

Learn more about our speakers from different sessions and their insights below.


Session 2 – Sustainability in Material & Design Considerations

Sustainability Index for Climate wise construction

From Circularity, For Circularity: Reusing Salvaged Wood in Structural Applications” will dive into the latest advances and trends in the salvaged timber sector. The focus here is specifically on the potentials and challenges of reusing salvaged timber in structural products and applications. The research and development projects related to this topic at Aalto University will be also presented.


About the speakers

Farid Vafadar is a doctoral researcher in timber engineering at the Group for Wooden Structures, Department of Civil Engineering, Aalto University. His current research activities focus on the structural reliability of glulam beams. This includes a) developing statistical material models for finger joints, b) investigating the mechanical behavior of finger joints and knots within glulam beams,  and c) optimizing the glulam layup.






The second international Drivers for Wood Construction event will be held in Joensuu 15.-16.5.2023 with the theme Holistic Approach Towards Sustainable Wood Construction.


Drivers of Wood Construction 2023 event organized by the Karelia University of Applied Sciences
in cooperation with Natural Resources Institute Finland, University of Eastern Finland and European Forest Institute.


 Main Partners and Sponsor

Ministry of the Environment,  Wood Building Programme

Puuinfo Ltd.

RothoBlaas SRL

City of Joensuu