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Dr. Kutnar visited Oregon State University

Dr. Andreja Kutnar, InnoRenew CoE director, visited Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis, Oregon (United States), one of the institute’s long-term collaborators.

Dr. Kutnar met with OSU researchers, including Mariapaola Riggio, a member of InnoRenew CoE’s Council of Experts.

Mariapaola Riggio and Andreja Kutnar in the George W. Peavy Forest Science Center (PFSC). Image: Andreja Kutnar

Dr. Kutnar also toured the George W. Peavy Forest Science Center. This mass timber building is part of a recently established informal alliance to share mass timber technology data related to structural health monitoring.

The George W. Peavy Forest Science Center (PFSC), also part of the international, academic alliance established to advance innovative mass timber building research. Image: Andreja Kutnar

This new alliance connects InnoRenew CoE, the University of Primorska’s Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, OSU’s College of Forestry and the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. These organizations will share first-hand data from their three mass-timber projects: the George W. Peavy Forest Science Center (United States), InnoRenew CoE building (Slovenia) and Hyytiälä Forest Station (Finland).

Alliance members will collect unique and innovative structural systems data, develop benchmark data for further applications and cross-reference with other projects.

Dr. Kutnar discussed health monitoring within mass timber buildings during her visit.

Image: Andreja Kutnar