Wood products in building industry (5 cr)
21.11.2022 - 08.01.2023
10.01.2023 - 21.04.2023
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Mode of delivery
Faculty of Technology (LAB)
- Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Wood Technology
- Esa Mikkonen
- Kimmo Liimatainen
- Luennot (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
- Luennot 1
The student is able to:
- know the possibilities and limitations of LVL for building industry
- know the possibilities and limitations of plywood for building industry
- know the possibilities and limitations of CLT for building industry
- know the possibilities and limitations of gluelam for building industry
- overview of other Wood Products used in construction
- describe key production equipment and functions for different applications
Implementation and methods of teaching
Conversational online lectures, quests for students and student groups, students own online presentations of found information based on quests, videos, forums for knowledge build-up. From students we call for active participation, independent knowledge search, source criticism and genuine interest in the subject .
Timing and attendance
Learning material and recommended literature
Mainly online material.
Moodle, Teams, Zoom etc.
Student time use and work load
Online lectures + significant independent knowledge search with source criticism + due documentation of found cases and sources to given platform.
Wooden elements haven been used in structures since the dawn of mankind. Only in the 20th century the production of wooden building components and wooden products became industry and the production moved from construction sites to factories.
History of wood in construction is an essential part of the knowledge building process; there are plethora of useful technologies and solutions in wooden products in buildings that have either been forgotten in the history or are unknown to us because of different cultural and geographical location.
In this course, we look wooden products and building components broadly; we search historical and contemporary examples of wooden products in buildings. Together with students, we try to gather and share broad showcase of historical and contemporary cases of wood products as smart practises – both in buildings and building industry.
Heuristical assesmant of student performance, including student activeness during quests, groupwork, lectures and documentation.