Open Source Wood
An open ideas platform to foster modular wood construction.
Join the initiative
To serve our customers better and better we at Metsä Wood have put together a new video course "Kerto Expert" in Timber Academy. The course based on the most frequently asked questions about our Kerto LVL products.
"These Kerto Expert courses cover a wide range of topics with a technical approach, and not just by underlining the characteristics of the products, but introducing the advantages your get with using them. Deeper technical understanding will take your timber engineering expertise to the next level", says Jussi Björman, Director of Techical Customer Service at Metsä Wood, who is starring on the videos.
The first Open Source Wood Hackathon was organised in December. The challenge was to create an innovative wood element or a module in multidisciplinary teams, mentored by experts.
Watch the video to feel the spirit of the exciting day
Kevin Guidoux: The most interesting thing in the hackathon?
Philippe Blanchard: Hackathon as a working method in wood construction?
Kristoffer Tejlgaard's projects aim to increase the understanding of different systems and their impact on each other, and to share this knowledge so that, together, we can achieve more with less. In this video, Kristoffer tells how and why he thinks the change towards more sustainable architecture is necessary.
Hermann Kamte, young Cameroonian architect and the founder of company Hermann Kamte & Associates (HKA), is the driving force behind the famous sketch of Lagos Wooden Tower. Originally designed as a submission for Metsä Wood’s City Above the City competition, Kamte’s design looks to tackle the problem of poorly planned construction in many African cities by pushing the boundaries of contemporary architecture.
Simple and easy to use, Finnwood structural calculation software performs calculations for individual beams and columns made of Kerto® LVL and other Metsä Wood products. A user-friendly interface makes designing structural members fast, efficient and effective.
As the climate is cold, trees grow slowly and this is why the wood fibres become dense, making the wood particularly strong but light, and visually consistent.
The wood we use at Metsä Wood comes from sustainably managed Nordic forests.
Benefits of sustainable Nordic wood
Nordic wood is sustainable
Metsä Wood's Kerto® LVL is a laminated veneer lumber product used in all types of construction projects, from new buildings to renovation and repair. Kerto is incredibly strong and dimensionally stable. Kerto delivers its high strength from the homogeneous bonded structure.
In an increasingly responsible world, wood gains in importance every day. Metsä Wood wants to play a crucial part in the development and growth of this global market.