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Wood products in building industry (5 cr)

Code: AT00BZ24-3001

General information


21.11.2022 - 08.01.2023


10.01.2023 - 21.04.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Virtual portion

5 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning


Faculty of Technology (LAB)



Teaching languages

  • English

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Wood Technology


  • Esa Mikkonen
  • Kimmo Liimatainen

Scheduling groups

  • Luennot (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)



Small groups

  • Luennot 1

Learning outcomes

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

9.1.2023-31.5.2023. Online.

Learning material and recommended literature

Mainly online material.

Learning environment

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.

Assessment criteria

Heuristical assesmant of student performance, including student activeness during quests, groupwork, lectures and documentation.

Assessment scale