Timber construction is gaining popularity for a wide range of building types and sizes. As a natural cellular material, it is strong and light, making it easy to transport and erect. It can also be machined to very high tolerances, making it ideal for prefabrication. Recent advances in computer-controlled manufacturing and stronger and larger engineered wood products like cross-laminated timber (CLT), mean that timber construction can now achieve shorter programme times often at lower overall cost, while providing safer, cleaner and quieter environment on site. It is also our only renewable construction material and it locks away carbon dioxide for the life of the building.
The conference will be an opportunity for practitioners and scientists to meet and exchange experience and to learn from the best within the field. Forum Wood Building Baltic is the main conference on technical topics of wooden buildings: building physics, fire safety, nearly zero-energy wooden buildings etc. in the countries around the Baltic Sea. The conference is a part of the international organization Forum Holzbau.
Experience lectures given by international speakers and exhibition where different organizations show their latest products and services. The building industry, designers, researchers and building authorities will come together to learn, find inspiration and exchange experiences.
The Forum Wood Building Baltic 2021 will be held in Riga Technical University.
FORUM HOLZBAU conference
The FORUM WOOD BUILDING Baltic 2021 is a FORUM HOLZBAU conference with an accompanyingexhibition of selected companies related to timber construction, for the second time in the Baltic Sea region and for the first time in Latvia / Riga and aims 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 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. They support and coordinate science, research and education in the field of sustainable construction and in pushing forward the boundaries of modern Wood Building.In Latvia FORUM HOLZBAU cooperates very closely with the Riga Technical University.