Eric Karsh encourages wood timber engineers to share their knowledge

Share your expertise and help wood construction grow

The growing demand for renewable building materials calls for knowledge transfer across the globe. Eric Karsh, Principal at Equilibrium Consulting Inc., encourages all professionals to join Metsä Wood’s Open Source Wood initiative and share innovations in large-scale, modular wood construction.

Modern, “high-tech” timber is a relatively new thing. The fact that engineered wood is still not among the most popular building materials  has greatly to do with lack of education. Even today, one can get an architectural or engineering degree without knowing anything about modern wood construction. Open Source Wood is addressing the innovation part of the challenge, but there is also a need for an online university in timber engineering and wood construction.

Join the Open Source Wood initiative. The deadline for submissions is 31.12.2017.


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How we build now and in the future is critical to economic growth, human wellbeing, and our global climate. As a leading supplier of wood products, Metsä Wood knows from experience that Nordic premium wood is the best renewable raw material in the world. When used right, it saves money, time and nature.

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