Forum Wood Building Baltic 2024
Tallinn Creative Hub, Estonia
26-28 February 2024
Forum Wood Building Baltic is the main conference for architecture and engineering topics of wooden buildings: design for manufacturing and assembly, building physics, energy performance, fire safety etc. in the countries around Baltic Sea. The conference
is a part of the international organization Forum Holzbau.
The overarching theme of Forum Wood Building Baltic 2024 is integrated design where different disciplines come together with their own possibilities and limitations to cooperate and push the boundaries of innovation in timber construction.
About
About the conference
Scope of the conference
— Regenerative and circular architecture
— (Prefabricated) timber-based renovation solutions
— Process innovation in design and construction of wooden buildings
— Timber structures (Eurocode 5)
— Fire safety in timber buildings
— Building physics of timber structures
— Zero emission wooden buildings (LCC, LCA)
FORUM HOLZBAU was established 25 years ago as platform of leading universities for knowledge and technology transfer in timber construction and achieves the goal through its pan-European program of conferences and exhibitions.

In Estonia, FORUM HOLZBAU cooperates with the Tallinn University of Technology and the Estonian Academy of Arts.
Forum Wood Building 2024 is supported by the Research and development program LIFE IP BuildEST, the City of Tallinn and the Estonian Woodhouse Association.
Day 1
Monday, February 26th
Programme
13:00 – 18:00
Excursion day












































08:30 — 09:00
Conference opening



09:00 — 10:35
Keynote session
@ Cauldron Hall
















10:35 — 11:00
Tea & coffee break
Exhibition


11:00 — 12:30
Parallel sessions



































12:30 — 13:30
Lunch & exhibition


13:30 — 15:00
Parallel sessions





































15:00 — 15:20
Parallel sessions














































15:20 — 16:00
Tea & coffee break
Poster discussion
Exhibition


16:00 — 18:00
Parallel sessions





















































19:00
Conference dinner


















09:00 — 09:30
Registration
Tea & coffee
Exhibition


09:30 — 11:00
Parallel sessions







































11:00 — 11:30
Tea & coffee break Exhibition


11:30 — 13:00
Parallel sessions








































13:00 — 14:00
Lunch & exhibition


14:00 — 15:30
Keynote session
@ Cauldron Hall














15:30 — 16:00
Closing session
Visit to important examples of timber architecture as well as Estonian woodhouse producers

DAY TRIP 1

13:00 – Departure from Creative Hub
14:00KMT Prefab production visit (including an overview of the peculiarities and possibilities of the production of modules and elements)
15:00 – Vaela modular kindergarten visit (an object under construction, where the last exterior/interior works are still in progress)
16:00 – Kuuma 4 apartment building visit at Saue (an already renovated apartment building, an example of a "circular" renovation solution)
18:00 – Arrival at the Creative Hub

DAY TRIP 2

13:00 – Departure from Creative Hub
13:15 – Permanent exhibition “SPACE IN MOTION: A Century of Estonian Architecture” visit at the Estonian Museum of Architecture
14:15Pelgulinna state gymnasium / Arhitekt Must
15:30Municipal Building in Saue / Molumba architecture office
16:30 - Elektrilevi educational building in Kiili / senior researcher Renee Puusepp (EKA), Estnor
18:00 – Arrival at the Creative Hub







Registration
Tea & coffee
Opening of the Exhibition


Opening Words for the FORUM HOLZBAU
Hugo Karre, Member of the board FORUM HOLZBAU, Lurnfeld (Austria)
Kaja Pae, Ministry of Climate (Estonia)

Role of New European Bauhaus in transformation of timber architecture for sustainable future
Anna Sandak, InnoRenew CoE & University of Primorska (Slovenia)

Future challenges for timber structures
Andrea Frangi, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)







Eurocode 5 – 2nd generation
@ Small Hall

Design of cross-laminated timber
Philipp Dietsch, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)

Design for serviceability limit state
Tomi Toratti, Federation of the Finnish Woodworking Industries (Finland)

Execution standard
Andrew Lawrence, ARUP (UK)

Design for manufacture and assembly
@ Woodblock Hall

The future of timber construction facing the challenges of Industry 4.0 Dr. h.c. Heinz Köster, President of the Technical University of Applied Sciences of Rosenheim and President of FORUM HOLZBAU (Germany)

Platform-DfMA timber designs for Resi and Office concept buildings
Sebastian Hernandez Maetschl, Stora Enso (Germany)

ELEMENTerial – Construction system study for CLT offcuts
Siim Tuksam, Sille Pihlak, Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia)





Timber-based renovation solutions
@ Small Hall

Circular renovation of an apartment building with prefabricated insulation elements
Eero Nigumann, Timbeco Woodhouse OÜ (Estonia)

Development of prefabricated additional insulation elements for the renovation of high-rise apartment buildings
Peep Pihelo, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

Case studies of moisture safety implementations on timber structures
Eneli Liisma, Rauno Lemberg, Merko Ehitus Eesti AS (Estonia)

Eurocode 5 – 2nd generation
@ Woodblock Hall

Design of connections
Robert Jockwer, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)

Design of timber bridges
Matthias Gerold, Harrer Ingenieure GmbH (Germany)

Fire design
Alar Just, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)


Short presentations
@ Small Hall

Commissioning the Design and Construction of Prefabricated Renovation
Alari Jürgenson, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

Moisture safety strategies for roof renovation with prefabricated additional insulation elements
Georg-Mihkel Kodi, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

Misused timber in renovation
Üllar Alev, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

An Analysis of Wooden Traditional House in Nepal
Bharat Raj Pahari, Institute of Engineering/TU (Nepal)

Short presentations
@ Woodblock Hall

Timber Reciprocal Frame Structures
Kertu Johanna Jõeste, Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia)

Airtightness and moisture behaviour of joints and VOC concentrations in wood and hybrid structures
Anti Rohumaa, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

A novel approach to quantify crack formation in CLT.
Kristo Kalbe, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

Onsite application of end-grain bonded timber under low curing temperatures
Dio Lins, Bern University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland)






Regenerative and circular architecture
@ Small Hall

3cycle. An open source circular modular construction system
Renee Puusepp, Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia)

Prolonged carbon storage by circular design with wood
Harald Schwarzschachner, Stora Enso (Germany)

Prefab light clay-timber elements for net zero whole life carbon buildings
Juha Päätalo, Päätalo Architects Ltd (Finland)

Fabrication reconsidered: Root chair; robotic milling technology
Hugo Fekar, Academy of Arts (Czech Republic)


Life-Cycle-Costing in wood construction
@ Woodblock Hall

Modelling the decay risk of exterior wood from detailed 3D geometries
Jonas Niklewski, Lund University (Sweden)

Bioinspired living coating system for regenerative and circular architecture
Anna Sandak, InnoRenew CoE (Slovenia)

Tool development for Life Cycle Cost (LCC) of wooden building envelope
Roja Modaresi, Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology (Norway)

The Effect of Material Selection, Design, and Construction on the Service Life and Appearance of a Wooden Building
Villu Kukk, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)



Gala Dinner
@ Cauldron Hall, Creative Hub

Estonian Woodhouse Association will give out awards for individuals or organisations that have contributed to the development of the sector.

Person of the Year 2023
Friend of Wooden Houses 2023
Influencer of Estonian Wooden
Architecture 2023













Moisture safety
@ Small Hall

Moisture sorption properties of Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) – measurements and implications for practise
Lars Gullbrekken, SINTEF (Norway)

The future of wooden structures in combination with bio-based insulation
Anke Blommaert (Belgium), Ghent University

A numerical study of methods to improve moisture safety of ventilated wooden roofs
Klaus Viljanen (Finland), Aalto University

Timber Structures
@ Woodblock Hall

Reconnect Ukraine – research project on timber connections
Andrii Bidakov, O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv (Ukraine)

Assessment of strength and stiffness properties of aged structural timber
Maarja Kauniste, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

Bending and vibration behaviour of CLT-steel composite beams
Noah Böhm, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (Germany)






Process innovation
@ Small Hall

Construction projects using the example of the Student residential quarter “Campus RO”
Lore Köster, Campus RO, Rosenheim (Germany)

Multi-criteria decision process for selection of biobased facade materials
Gry Alfredsen, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (Norway)

SOFTacademy – development of pre-fabricated renovation to turn a district into a cosy living environment
Mariliis Niinemägi, Tallinn City, Strategic Management Office (Estonia)

Historic wooden buildings
@ Woodblock Hall

Technical state, renovation need, and performance of renovation solutions of Estonian wooden log houses
Alois Andreas Põdra, Estonian Open Air Museum (Estonia)

Low carbon emission renovation of historical residential buildings
Kadri-Ann Kertsmik, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

Assessment of the Potential of Reconstruction of Historic Buildings
Helena Rummo, Elina Liiva
Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia)





Designing material genealogies: the case of wood
Aris Kafantaris, Kengo Kuma and Associates, Chief Project Manager (Japan)

Open-Source, Low-Code, No-Code: Digitalization of Renovation Processes
Ergo Pikas, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

Automated Architecture
Gilles Retsin, Automated Architecture AUAR (UK)


Hugo Karre, Forum Holzbau
Antra Viļuma, Riga Technical University



13:00 – 18:00
Excursion day






























































08:30 — 09:00
Conference opening



09:00 — 10:35
Keynote session
@ Cauldron Hall





















10:35 — 11:00
Tea & coffee break
Exhibition


11:00 — 12:30
Parallel sessions















































12:30 — 13:30
Lunch & exhibition


13:30 — 15:00
Parallel sessions













































15:00 — 15:20
Parallel sessions
































































15:20 — 16:00
Tea & coffee break
Poster discussion Exhibition

16:00 — 18:00
Parallel sessions

































































19:00
Conference dinner























09:00 — 09:30
Registration
Tea & coffee
Exhibition


09:30 — 11:00
Parallel sessions


















































11:00 — 11:30
Tea & coffee break Exhibition


11:30 — 13:00
Parallel sessions

























































13:00 — 14:00
Lunch & exhibition


14:00 — 16:30
Keynote session
@ Small Hall

















16:30
End of Conference
13:00 – 18:00
Excursion day

Visit to important examples of timber architecture as well as Estonian woodhouse producers






08:30 — 09:00
Conference opening

Registration
Tea & coffee
Opening of the Exhibition


09:00 — 10:35
Keynote session
@ Cauldron Hall

Welcome words
Hugo Karre, Member of the board FORUM HOLZBAU, Lurnfeld (Austria)
Kaja Pae, Ministry of Climate (Estonia)

Role of New European Bauhaus in transformation of timber architecture for sustainable future
Anna Sandak, InnoRenew CoE & University of Primorska (Slovenia)

Future challenges for timber structures
Andrea Frangi, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)


10:35 — 11:00
Tea & coffee break
Exhibition


11:00 — 12:30
Parallel sessions

Eurocode 5 – 2nd generation
@ Small Hall

Design of cross-laminated timber
Philipp Dietsch, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)

Design for serviceability limit state
Tomi Toratti, Federation of the Finnish Woodworking Industries (Finland)

Execution standard
Andrew Lawrence, ARUP (UK)

Design for manufacture and assembly
@ Woodblock Hall

The future of timber construction facing the challenges of Industry 4.0 Dr. h.c. Heinz Köster, President of the Technical University of Applied Sciences of Rosenheim and President of FORUM HOLZBAU (Germany)

Platform-DfMA timber designs for Resi and Office concept buildings
Sebastian Hernandez Maetschl, Stora Enso (Germany)

ELEMENTerial – Construction system study for CLT offcuts
Siim Tuksam, Sille Pihlak, Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia)


12:30 — 13:30
Lunch & exhibition


13:30 — 15:00
Parallel sessions

Timber-based renovation solutions
@ Small Hall

Circular renovation of an apartment building with prefabricated insulation elements
Eero Nigumann, Timbeco Woodhouse OÜ (Estonia)

Development of prefabricated additional insulation elements for the renovation of high-rise apartment buildings
Peep Pihelo, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

Case studies of moisture safety implementations on timber structures
Eneli Liisma, Rauno Lemberg, Merko Ehitus Eesti AS (Estonia)

Eurocode 5 – 2nd generation
@ Woodblock Hall

Design of connections
Robert Jockwer, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)

Design of timber bridges
Matthias Gerold, Harrer Ingenieure GmbH (Germany)

Fire design
Alar Just, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)


15:00 — 15:20
Parallel sessions

Short presentations
@ Small Hall

Commissioning the Design and Construction of Prefabricated Renovation
Alari Jürgenson, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

Moisture safety strategies for roof renovation with prefabricated additional insulation elements
Georg-Mihkel Kodi, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

Misused timber in renovation
Üllar Alev, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

An Analysis of Wooden Traditional House in Nepal
Bharat Raj Pahari, Institute of Engineering/TU (Nepal)

Short presentations
@ Woodblock Hall

Timber Reciprocal Frame Structures
Kertu Johanna Jõeste, Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia)

Airtightness and moisture behaviour of joints and VOC concentrations in wood and hybrid structures
Anti Rohumaa, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

A novel approach to quantify crack formation in CLT.
Kristo Kalbe, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

Onsite application of end-grain bonded timber under low curing temperatures
Dio Lins, Bern University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland)


15:20 — 16:00
Tea & coffee break
Poster discussion Exhibition


16:00 — 18:00
Parallel sessions

Regenerative and circular architecture
@ Small Hall

3cycle. An open source circular modular construction system
Renee Puusepp, Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia)

Prolonged carbon storage by circular design with wood
Harald Schwarzschachner, Stora Enso (Germany)

Prefab light clay-timber elements for net zero whole life carbon buildings
Juha Päätalo, Päätalo Architects Ltd (Finland)

Fabrication reconsidered: Root chair; robotic milling technology
Hugo Fekar, Academy of Arts (Czech Republic)

Life-Cycle-Costing in wood construction
@ Woodblock Hall

Modelling the decay risk of exterior wood from detailed 3D geometries
Jonas Niklewski, Lund University (Sweden)

Bioinspired living coating system for regenerative and circular architecture
Anna Sandak, InnoRenew CoE (Slovenia)

Tool development for Life Cycle Cost (LCC) of wooden building envelope
Roja Modaresi, Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology (Norway)

The Effect of Material Selection, Design, and Construction on the Service Life and Appearance of a Wooden Building
Villu Kukk, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)


19:00
Conference dinner

Gala Dinner @ Cauldron Hall, Culture Hub

Estonian Woodhouse Association will give out awards for individuals or organisations that have contributed to the development of the sector.

Person of the Year 2023
Friend of Wooden Houses 2023
Influencer of Estonian Wooden
Architecture 2023







09:00 — 09:30
Registration
Tea & coffee
Exhibition


09:30 — 11:00
Parallel sessions

Moisture safety
@ Small Hall

Moisture sorption properties of Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) – measurements and implications for practise
Lars Gullbrekken, SINTEF (Norway)

The future of wooden structures in combination with bio-based insulation
Anke Blommaert (Belgium), Ghent University

A numerical study of methods to improve moisture safety of ventilated wooden roofs
Timber Structures
Klaus Viljanen (Finland), Aalto University

Timber Structures
@ Woodblock Hall

Reconnect Ukraine – research project on timber connections
Andrii Bidakov, O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv (Ukraine)

Assessment of strength and stiffness properties of aged structural timber
Maarja Kauniste, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

Bending and vibration behaviour of CLT-steel composite beams
Noah Böhm, Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (Germany)


11:00 — 11:30
Tea & coffee break Exhibition


11:30 — 13:00
Parallel sessions

Process innovation
@ Small Hall

Construction projects using the example of the Student residential quarter “Campus RO”
Lore Köster, Campus RO, Rosenheim (Germany)

Multi-criteria decision process for selection of biobased facade materials
Gry Alfredsen, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (Norway)

SOFTacademy – development of pre-fabricated renovation to turn a district into a cosy living environment
Mariliis Niinemägi, Tallinn City, Strategic Management Office (Estonia)

Historic wooden buildings
@ Woodblock Hall

Technical state, renovation need, and performance of renovation solutions of Estonian wooden log houses
Alois Andreas Põdra, Estonian Open Air Museum (Estonia)

Low carbon emission renovation of historical residential buildings
Kadri-Ann Kertsmik, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

Assessment of the Potential of Reconstruction of Historic Buildings
Helena Rummo, Elina Liiva
Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia)


13:00 — 14:00
Lunch & exhibition


14:00 — 15:30
Keynote session
@ Small Hall


Designing material genealogies: the case of wood
Aris Kafantaris, Kengo Kuma and Associates, Chief Project Manager (Japan)

Open-Source, Low-Code, No-Code: Digitalization of Renovation Processes
Ergo Pikas, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

Automated Architecture
Gilles Retsin, Automated Architecture AUAR (UK)


15:30 — 16:00
Closing session

Hugo Karre, Forum Holzbau
Antra Viļuma, Riga Technical University












Day 3
Wednesday, February 28th
@Creative Hub
Day 2
Tuesday, February 27th
@Creative Hub
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Includes lunch and dinner

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Estonian Association of Civil Engineers (EEL) provides training points:
excursion 4,0 points
conference 17,3 points
The scientific committee for the 5th Forum Wood Building Baltic 2024 invites you to submit an abstract for the special academic sessions. Submitted abstracts should relate to high quality research describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of wood building, timber construction and architecture. Best papers will be published in the Journal of Sustainable Architecture and Civil Engineering (SCOPUS).

IMPORTANT DATES

25 August 2023 Extended abstract submission
15 September 2023 Extended abstract acceptance
1 November 2023 Full paper submission and extended abstract update
15 December 2023 Notification of review and the best of scientific articles proposal to the journal
15 January 2024 Final paper submission
1 February 2024 Full conference paper acceptance
12 February 2024 Upload camera-ready full conference paper and extended abstract

More detailed view about the deadlines is HERE.

To submit an abstract, please use the following TEMPLATE.

To submit a full paper, please use the following TEMPLATE.
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Creative Hub
Kursi 3, 10415 Tallinn

Forum Wood Building Baltic 2024 will be held in Tallinn Creative Hub that is a multifunctional creative and cultural centre located within a walking distance of the Old Town of Tallinn and most of hotels in city centre.

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The Forum 5th Wood Building Baltic is a FORUM HOLZBAU conference with an accompanying exhibition of selected companies related to timber construction, for the 5th time in the Baltic Sea region and for the second time in Estonia / Tallinn. The aim is to build a bridge from the academic world into practice and to present the latest international developments in timber architecture, engineering and technology to an audience of construction professionals including architects, engineers, contractors, housing organizations, planners, manufacturers and urban designers.

Forum Wood Building Baltic 2024 exhibition plan: Download pdf
Exhibition
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If you have any questions about conference program, please contact with conference chairs:

Targo Kalamees, Professor of Building Physics
Alar Just, Professor of Timber Structures
Tallinn University of Technology
Ehitajate tee 5, Tallinn
19086 Estonia

Anna Tommingas, Head of Timber Architecture Research Center PAKK
Sille Pihlak, Dean of Faculty of Architecture
Estonian Academy of Arts
Põhja puiestee 7, Tallinn
10412 Estonia

In case of all the other organizational questions,
please contact:

Eliisa Metsoja
Tallinn University of Technology
Ehitajate tee 5, Tallinn
19086 Estonia

Hugo Karre
FORUM HOLZBAU | INTERNATIONAL
Auenweg 2
9813 Möllbrücke
Austria
Phone +43 660 144 20 20
Fax +43 4769 233 69
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