Framtidens optimerade komplexa träkonstruktioner
Research Project, 2023 – 2025

Purpose and goal: To increase competitiveness of modern wooden construction, the suppliers need to be able to offer credible, resource- and cost-effective solutions to larger and more complex buildings in the same way as suppliers of steel and concrete construction.
The goal is to increase collaboration within the construction value chain and the possibilities for combining wooden building systems into more resource-efficient overall solutions. The project supports the technical, functional and business-related movement required for the wood construction industry to have coordinated offers.

Expected results and effects: Project parties gain increased knowledge of each other´s needs and capacity, and how to utilize the strength of different building systems in wood when combined in complex buildings. Architects and designers get access to a toolbox providing new opportunities for design and optimization of wooden structures. Optimization leads to more efficient use of the wood raw material, that is increasingly exposed to competition. The mapping of the capacity of wooden construction provides a basis for development work in general and for the challenge to build hospitals with a wooden frame.

Approach and implementation: Based on the visionary challenge to build hospitals with wooden frame, opportunities, obstacles, and requirements for different types of operations in hospitals are mapped from a wooden building perspective. The focus of the project is on fire, sound and vibrations as well as climate impact. For joint learning and knowledge building about products and opportunities, a fictitious and limited design exercise is carried out in collaboration between researchers and representatives for architects, designers and suppliers of wooden building systems as well as contractors and clients.


Cristiana Caira (contact)

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design


Acouwood AB

Malmö, Sweden


Stockholm, Sweden

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Göteborg, Sweden



Project ID: 2023-00483
Funding Chalmers participation during 2023–2025

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