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First meeting of CLICK DESIGN

One of the InnoRenew CoE’s newly gained projects, “CLICK DESIGN delivering fingertip knowledge to enable service life performance specification of wood”, officially started last week. The main goal of CLICK DESIGN is to develop a performance-based specification protocol to enable provision of a software tool for architects and specifiers to embed service life performance specification for wood. The project is financed by the European Union ForestValue Research Programme and the Republic of Slovenia Ministry of Education, Science and Sport.

Leading institution BRE – Building Research Establishment organized the kick-off meeting in Watford, UK, where all nine project partners met. Among them were Dr Jakub Sandak and Manca Drobne, representatives of the InnoRenew CoE, who presented the research institute.

The project leader gave participants important information on project management, dissemination and implementation. The InnoRenew CoE tasks will focus on defining a numerical quantifier of the aesthetical state of wooden elements exposed to weathering,  designing a procedure for determination of aesthetical limit states for the customer tolerance to material deterioration, implementing whether dose-response modelling approach for simulation of the wooden elements appearance changes along service life, developing an optimization tool for scheduling of cleaning/maintenance/replacement and integrating simulation of building aesthetical changes with visualization software.