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DynaTTB kick-off meeting

Another of the InnoRenew CoE’s newly gained projects, Dynamic Response of Tall Timber Buildings under Service Load – DynaTTB, officially started at the end of March 2019. The project is financed by the European Union ForestValue Research Programme and the Republic of Slovenia Ministry of Education, Science and Sport.

In the framework of the project, DynaTTB project partners will develop new, more detailed experimental research, with calibrated numerical models, that will enable us to better describe and predict high-rise building behaviour under wind load. More precise models will enable more reliable planning of high-rise buildings, which will promote greater use of high-rise wooden buildings as part of urban development. This may lead to an increase of growth value and market for renewable products in the forest economy.

Kick-off meeting. Image: Iztok Šušteršič

Dr Iztok Šušteršič and Dr Igor Gavrić, InnoRenew CoE researchers, joined the kick-off meeting and presented their plans for realization of the project’s foreseen tasks. The InnoRenew CoE is responsible for the work packages dedicated to coordinating dissemination activities and development of guidelines for the design of tall timber buildings under wind load. Additionally, they discussed and agreed with the project partners about other tasks the InnoRenew CoE will undertake.

The leading institution of the project is RISE, Research Institutes of Sweden, which organized the kick-off meeting in Brumunddal, Norway. The two-day event took place at the Wood Hotel, which is part of Mjøstårnet, the tallest wooden building in the world.

Wood Hotel. Image: Igor Gavrić

Participants at the kick-off meeting. Image: Iztok Šušteršič