In this video, Architect Andrew Waugh discusses the building material of the future; timber.

The two big issues facing our world today are climate change and population, and the solution is to build denser more compact cities with tall buildings, and those buildings need to be built from carbon storing timber.

In this video you will learn about the importance of building with timber for our future and the effectiveness of how timber can help to reduce the hazards of climate change

To understand the carbon storing of timber
To understand the effectiveness of using sustainable timber in building
To be shown examples of some existing buildings in the UK that utilise timber

Commercial, Residential, Wood

Swedish Wood

Swedish Wood - part of the Swedish Forest Industries Federation

Swedish Wood spreads knowledge, provides inspiration and encourages development relating to wood, wood products and wood construction. The goal is to increase the use of wood in Sweden and in selected international markets through information and inspiration. Swedish Wood also aims to highlight wood as a competitive, eco-friendly and sustainable material.

Swedish Wood is a department within the trade organisation Swedish Forest Industries Federation. Swedish Wood is supported by the Swedish sawmill sector.

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  • Duration: 00:15:00
  • Language: English
  • Cost: FREE
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