WoodSolutions, TDA mission takes in best of timber technology in Sweden and Norway

Six days, six nights of inspiration, information and fun.

Wed 22 Feb 23


Six days and six nights of outstanding inspiration, information and fun from Falkenberg, Sweden to Oslo, Norway… that’s the enticing tag from WoodSolutions and the Timber Development Association ahead of a study mission to the region in June.

The mission from June 11 to 17 will include architects, engineers, developers and building professionals who will visit timber projects and fabrication and manufacturing facilities.

Tour leaders are Andrew Dunn, timber engineer and CEO of TDA and Eileen Newbury, head of the WoodSolutions Program.

The tour is scheduled to occur before the World Conference of Timber Engineering in Oso, Norway, from June 19 to 22

The mission is limited to 25 guests with bookings allocated in order of receipt of full payment.

Tour cost is $A6950 per person single room basis (twin share price on application) which includes applicable GST. This price is land content only. Flights/travel to and from Falkenberg and Oslo are at the expense of tour participants.

Participants will travel in comfort and style on board a luxury coach with accommodation in carefully selected 4-star hotels in Sweden and Norway. A feature will include a stay at the Wood Hotel Resort and Spa in Brumunddal, Norway, an 18-storey mass timber hotel. The last night’s accommodation will be at the World Conference of Timber Engineering venue in Oslo.

A feature of the tour will include a stay at the Wood Hotel Resort and Spa an 18-storey mass timber resort in Brumunddal, Norway.
Preliminary itinerary (subject to change)
  • Sunday, June 11 – arrive and welcome drinks. Accommodation Falkenberg, Sweden.
  • Monday, June 12 – visit Randek machinery manufacturer, mass timber manufacturing plant, modular construction factory and recently-completed buildings. 
  • Tuesday, June 13 – visit timber buildings under construction, tour Södra Climate Arena and Videum Science Park and Limnologen Växjö, and the original modern timber frame eight-storey apartment buildings. 
  • Wednesday, June 14 – visit Bo Klok robotic apartment manufacturing plant and nearby apartment building (Bo Klok is a joint venture between Ikea and Skanska). 
  • Thursday June 15 – tour a Zerorobot manufacturing plant and timber buildings completed or under construction.
  • Friday, June 16 – travel to Lillehammer and see large-scale wood buildings used for the Winter Olympics. Visit Moelven, a mass timber producer. Stay at Wood Hotel Resort and Spa, an 18-storey mass timber building. 
  • Saturday, June 17 – tour ends (travel home or relax before the World Conference on Timber engineering commences).

The small tour group will visit high-profile projects and meet the building professionals behind them – people you could not usually gain access to. Tour participants will inspect buildings that are under construction as well as completed projects. Furthermore, include are visits to CLT, glulam manufacturing and modular fabrication plants.

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  • Jim Bowden

    Jim Bowden, senior editor and co-publisher of Wood Central. Jim brings 50-plus years’ experience in agriculture and timber journalism. Since he founded Australian Timberman in 1977, he has been devoted to the forest industry – with a passion.


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