The characterisation of structural wood was the third topic chosen for the Ecotimbercell webinars.
Dissemination of the "Guide to the supply and characterisation of structural timber" in the Course on Timber Construction at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Last June we held a meeting with the Wooden Construction Course of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
The participation in CONAMA 2020 allowed, in addition to the participation in the Ecodesign Competition and the organised activities of the Congress, the contact and dialogue with other LIFE and Horizon2020 projects, which work, from different disciplines and approaches, as the LIFE EcoTimberCell for the mitigation of climate change.
On 19 May we held a webinar on product certifications. This session is part of the working group of the EcoTimberCell project.
Last May we started to organise a series of webinars on the Galician forestry sector, wood and its contribution to climate change, and the work being carried out by LIFE EcoTimberCell.
The LIFE EcoTimberCell (ETC) project is a pilot project to validate and apply ETC structural products, thereby reducing CO2 emissions from construction, increasing the energy efficiency of housing and increasing the demand for wood from sustainable forest management.
In June EcoTimberCell has been awarded as an eco-designed product and the first supply of products for a construction site in Galicia has been carried out
During the month of June, the LIFE EcoTimberCell project has reached two important milestones: the project has been distinguished in the Ecodesign Contest of the National Environmental Congress and EcoTimberCell products have been supplied for a first construction site in Galicia.
From 17th to 19th June, we will be presenting the EcoTimberCell project at the XIII edition of ASTURFORESTA.
The last chapter of Block I of the webinars organised by LIFE EcoTimberCell focuses on the Promotion of wood in Galicia. This topic will occupy us the next three Wednesdays: 9th, 16th and 23rd of June.
The characterisation of structural wood will be the subject of the next two webinars, organised within the framework of the LIFE EcoTimberCell project.
We continue with the LIFE EcoTimberCell seminars. Next Wednesday 19 May, from 17h, we will talk about the Certification of wood products.
From the LIFE ETC project we wanted to highlight the indisputable role of certified wood in mitigating climate change and its importance in low-energy construction. In this sector, wood not only acts as a carbon sink, it also reduces CO2 emissions resulting from the use of other materials.
Next Wednesday 12th May, from 17h, we will continue talking about Sustainable Forest Management. Join us in the second LIFE EcoTimberCell webinar on the Forestry Sector in Galicia.
The first webinar organised in the framework of the LIFE EcoTimberCell project will take place on 5th May. This is the first of a series of sessions that, with the help of the technical team and the collaboration of experts, will give an overview of the Galician forestry sector, of wood and its contribution to climate change mitigation and of the work being carried out within the framework of the project.
Recently ITeC held a conference addressed to the Construction Industries Commission (CIC) to present the different European projects in which it participates: HOUSEFUL, BIMzeED, LIFE EcoTimberCell, SPEEDIER, POCITYF, PLURAL and MEZeroE.
LIFE EcoTimberCell has been selected among the 8 finalist projects in the Ecodesign Awards of the National Environmental Congress, Conama 2020.
On the 25th of March, the EcoTimberCell team presented the project to the students of the Vocational Training in Building of the Politécnico de Lugo. USC representatives highlighted the importance of climate change mitigation, sustainable forest management and chain of custody.
The TABLEX board manufactured by the company Betanzos HB is a hard fibre board produced from timber from sustainable and local plantations, which uses the wood's own lignin to bind the wood fibres, avoiding the use of artificial binders in its manufacture.
Last January, the LIFE EcoTimberCell team visited the company RESAI, which has offices in Lugo and Valencia, and covers from the construction of buildings and industrial warehouses, to the renovation and rehabilitation of houses, hotels or rural houses.
In reference to the LIFE EcoTimberCell project and related to the certification and validation of the EcoTimberCell structural systems that arise from this project, ITeC has recently drafted and delivered the EcoTimberCell Systems Assessment Plan.
LIFE EcoTimberCell visits sawmills to disseminate the Structural Timber Sourcing and Characterisation Guide
The "Guide to the supply and characterisation of structural timber" is a publication that provides knowledge and tools to the forestry and timber construction sector to develop the characterisation of structural timber. Due to its easy reading and abundant graphic material, it can become a very useful reference document for the Galician timber industries and their specialisation.