Wood Joensuu

Insights for DWC 2023 – Part 18

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 3 – High Performance Wood Construction

How to facilitate industrial process through BIM?


About the Speakers

After training as a carpenter, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Hollermann studied civil engineering with a specialisation in structural engineering. He then worked as a construction supervisor for bridge construction in mining damage areas. He worked as a construc6on manager in bridge construction in Scandinavia. He completed his doctorate at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. As head of construction operations and technical development, he worked in a timber construction company. He then worked in digital construction and construction process optimisation at a construction company. In 2019, he became a professor of digital building design at Jade University of Applied Sciences. In addition to teaching and research, he heads the Institute for Database Oriented Design.

Tanja Schaa completed her degree as an engineer with a specialization in constructive engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Oldenburg. After that, she worked as a design engineer in the steel construction industry for seven years, where she gained knowledge in the planning and construction of steel structures. For nearly 20 years now, she works exclusively as a freelance project planner, supporting clients in the implementation of their construction projects. She has recently joined the Institute for Database Oriented Design as a research associate.


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