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Shajay Bhooshan, Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid Computation and Design Group in London, shares his thoughts about wood as a construction material. Among other things, he mentions its lightweight and green properties. Thanks to its flexibility and diversity, it is also an ideal material for digital design.
See moreVideo: Talking Wood with Shajay Bhooshan
Metsä Wood’s new birch plywood mill was inaugurated in Pärnu, Estonia in October 2018. With a tight construction schedule, the use of prefabricated elements was the best option. The advantages of using Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) beams and wooden roof elements combined with other materials were clearly visible in the speed and cost of the construction.
Metsä Wood has published a new image series called “Industrial Durability”. The images visualise the value of birch plywood in the urban end-use context. The photos were taken by award-winning Finnish photographer Kimmo Syväri.
The growth of urbanization and e-commerce are driving demand for birch plywood. Construction is increasing mainly in cities, and the industry needs durable and light plywood for concrete formwork. E-commerce is increasing the number of delivery vans transporting goods in urban areas.
Watch the Industrial durability video, and explore our birch plywood products.
Architects value wood products for their lightweight, strength and endless possibilities. Engineered wood products like Kerto® LVL have an excellent strength to weight ratio making it possible for architects to create astonishing wide-open interior spaces. Learn more about the possibilities of wood architecture.
To serve our customers better and better we are offering free online video courses about our products. 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 products offer.
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Open Source Wood is an open platform for sharing knowledge and innovation in modular wood construction. Open Source Wood gathers ideas and designs from all corners of the world and makes them available for all, free of charge. You can share your ideas, see what others have done and connect with other professionals.