About Us

General Information

  • Project program: ERASMUS+
  • Key Action : Cooperation for developing a trans-disciplinary module for sustainable wooden building systems, enhance problem-solving and teamwork skills and, promote high performance building solutions in wood construction.
  • Start date: September 1, 2020
  • Coordinator: Riga Technical University (Latvia)
  • Partners: Vilnius Klaipedos Valstybine Kolegija (Lithuania), Study And Consulting Center (Lithuania), FH-Campus (Austria), Krakow University of Technology (Poland), Hameen Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy (Finland)
  • Duration: 3 years

Project significance

This project holds significance due to the anticipated surge in timber buildings within Europe and the global construction landscape.

While future sustainable wooden structures will predominantly feature eco-friendly wood components, there will still be a role for steel and concrete in meeting structural, fire safety, moisture regulation, and economic demands. The combination of wood, concrete, and steel presents opportunities for sustainable building solutions that enhance both structural integrity and design aesthetics.

The higher education largely concentrates on steel, concrete, and occasionally low-rise wooden structures. To align education with industry needs, it’s imperative to equip students with pioneering skills for high-performance wooden construction. This necessitates the development of an inventive multi-disciplinary BSc/BA study module, precisely what Project HiBiWood seeks to achieve. By adopting transnational and trans-disciplinary student-centered learning methodologies, the project aims to address the future requirements of education in sustainable high-performance wooden building construction.