Metsa Wood launches Open Source Wood platform

The Open Source Wood initiative was launched in June 2017 by Metsä Wood in order to accelerate growth in urban wood construction. The new offers a platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration. The service is free and welcomes all organisations and individuals.

The Open Source Wood initiative aims to speed up the growth of modular wood construction by making innovative ideas freely available for all. Only a fraction of urban construction today is wood, partly because the knowledge about using wood in construction has been difficult to find. Open Source Wood gathers innovations in modular wood construction from all corners of the world and makes them available for all, free of charge.

"In June 2017, we asked the professionals of wood construction to share their innovations, and we are very pleased with the outcome," says Esa Kaikkonen, Executive Vice President at Metsä Wood. "It is important to increase the design options for architects and engineers, and to make the design process easy. Open collaboration can speed up this development in our industry".

"The Open Source Wood initiative welcomes all materials, producers and users. The objective is not to use wood everywhere, but to make wooden and hybrid structures a serious option globally," Kaikkonen continues. "Thirty per cent of global CO2 emissions come from construction and building with wood can be the solution."

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