Join WoodSolutions Tour to the Heart of CLT in Austria & Italy!

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Tue 23 Jan 24


Six days and nights of outstanding inspiration, information and fun from Vienna, Austria, to Milan, Italy… including a night stay at Dormero Ho Ho Vienna Hotel, a twenty-four-story mass timber hybrid hotel, which for a time was the world’s tallest timber building!

That’s the promise from WoodSolutions and the Timber Development Association ahead of another action-packed study mission to the heart of Central Europe.

From May 26 to June 1, the mission will include architects, engineers, developers and building professionals visiting the world’s leading timber projects and fabrication and manufacturing facilities.

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The 2023 delegation, led by Andrew Dunn, visited Sweden and Norway. (Photo Credit: Wood Central)

Led by Andrew Dunn, timber engineer and CEO of the TDA – who last year journaled the trip to Norway and Sweden, the trip promises to be an “odyssey to the heart of cross-laminated timber and glulam manufacturing,” with guests travelling from Vienna to Milan, “via luxury coach, of course,” Mr Dunn grinned, who for the first time, revealed the Itinerary exclusively to Wood Central.

“This year’s trip is limited to just 20 guests only,” Mr Dunn said, “so early bookings are essential, with bookings allocated in order of full payment.”

For just $6,950 per single person (not including international flights to Vienna and from Milan), participants will get exclusive access to high-profile projects, “meeting the people the projects,” Mr Dunn said.

“These are people we could not usually gain access to,” he said before adding, “We will see buildings that are under construction as well as completed projects.”

“The tour has the world’s best and most advanced timber manufacturing.”

Guests will shop in the world’s number 1 shopping destination and take in Milan’s famous timber-roofed shopping arcades – footage courtesy of @lastweekendwe9406.
Preliminary Itinerary (subject to change)
  • Sunday, May 26 – Arrive, Ho Ho building tour and welcome party. Accommodation: Vienna, Austria.
  • Monday, May 27 – Travel to Cross-laminated timber heartland – Graz. Visit the TU Graz, mass timber manufacturing plant, and recently completed buildings. Accommodation: Wörthersee, Austria (partially an all-wood hotel)
  • Tuesday, May 28 – Visit 100 m viewing tower Pyramiden­kogel Keutschach. For the adventurous, slide down the tower on a slippery dip. Visit a mass timber manufacturing plant and recently completed buildings. Accommodation: Zell am Ziller, Austria (an all-wood hotel)
  • Wednesday, May 29 – Visit a sawmill and nearby mass timber projects. Travel to the Italian Alps. Accommodation: Bressanone, Italy
  • Thursday, May 30 – Visit a mass timber manufacturing factory and Rothoblass fastener and connector company. Accommodation: Lake Garda, Italy
  • Friday, May 31 – Travel to Milan to visit mass timber buildings of various applications. Complete the tour by shopping in Milan’s famous timber-roofed shopping centres. Accommodation: Milan, Italy
  • Saturday, June 1 – Tour ends (travel home or commence other travel destinations).  

“In addition, the tour will attract informal Continuing Professional Development points,” Mr Dunn said before adding, “A certificate of attendance will also be issued after the end of the tour.”

Can’t make it to the tour? Don’t worry! Wood Central will cover the tour exclusively for our subscribers, providing an in-depth look at all the offerings.


  • Jason Ross

    Jason Ross, publisher, is a 15-year professional in building and construction, connecting with more than 400 specifiers. A Gottstein Fellowship recipient, he is passionate about growing the market for wood-based information. Jason is Wood Central's in-house emcee and is available for corporate host and MC services.


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