Foundation made of wood

Reference number 2018-04009
Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Skellefteå
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration November 2018 - September 2019
Status Ongoing
Venture The strategic innovation programme Bioinnovation
Call BioInnovation Test of hypothesis step 1-2018

Purpose and goal

Wood foundations are is one of the few parts in a building where wood is used to a small extent and traditionally we use concrete. To go towards an increasingly bio-based buildings, the foundation is a part of the building where we can make a difference to the environmental footprint by using more bio based materials. In this project, the ambition is to deduce from previously conducted technical evaluations to see if the product can compete from production point of view and if it is possible to integrate the product into an industrial building at competitive costs

Expected results and effects

The project focus on determining the product´s competitiveness and how the product is to be integrated into industrial manufacturing. The result of the project is therefore expected to show if the product is competitive with today´s market-based systems. Results are expected to be: - Sketch / proposal for manufacturing method - Verification of technology, integrated in production - Competitiveness - Evaluation of demonstrator

Planned approach and implementation

The project is divided into five parts, product properties and design, manufacturing, integration into prefabricated elements and installations. The final goal of the project is to determine whether the product / process can compete with other technical solutions currently available on the market.

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