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Talking Wood with passionate professionals

07 April 2016

Metsä Wood launches a video series to raise the level of knowledge about contemporary wood construction processes.

Wood is the ideal way to both battle climate change and house a growing urban population. There is still, however, a wide spread lack of awareness of the possibilities of engineered wood, specifically Kerto LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber). Metsä Wood has joined forces with leading professionals who share a passion for wood construction in a video series called Talking Wood. 

Each of the videos features a wood expert talking about a subject close to the speaker’s heart. Talking Wood is a continuing series – and likeminded professionals are more than welcome to share their insights, knowledge and stories. The first set of videos is now ready.

Executing demanding structures

Architect Henk Moen, owner of Moen & Van Oosten Architecten, talks about executing demanding structures – while employing the natural charm of wood. His stated design approach is “I build spatially well-designed buildings – climate machines that remain close to nature while utilising the full range of today’s technical possibilities.”

Sledgehammer-proof high security doors

The managing director of the Rocal Group, Stephen Nadin, talks about how engineered wood is the natural choice for high security doors. If you’re curious about what happens when a door made out of Kerto LVL is hit with a sledgehammer, don’t miss this one. 

Engineered wood improves natural strength 

Structural designer and lecturer at Delft University, Vincent Raadschelders, speaks about how the natural strength of timber is used in engineered wood that offers surprising material possibilities and an innate strength enabling large spans and prefabricated modules.

Flexibility and strength of Kerto LVL meets diverse challenges

Head of the technical department at Finnholz, Andreas Rutschmann, talks about the flexibility of Kerto LVL – how it can be easily cut and yet still retain its high strength. 

Last year Metsä Wood joined forces with likeminded partners in Plan B – a project to show how famous buildings like the Colosseum in Rome could be constructed out of wood. Talking Wood approaches the same issues from a different, more personal angle. 

To watch the videos click here.


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