14 - 15 October 2021

As reminder

The first WoodAcademy event took place on 14 & 15 October 2021. Re-discover the program and download the presentations given during this first WoodAcademy.

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Re-discover the programme 

Thursday 14 October

3 p.m.

Participants arrive at Marche-en-Famenne.
3 - 4 p.m

Visit to factory at Marche-en-Famenne.

Subject: machining, pre-assembly, mock-up, storage and assembly rate.

4.15 p.m.

Transport to Quartier Latin hotel and check-in.

5 - 7 p.m.

Session 1:
Philippe Courtoy (FR), Wood Specialist at Wood Shapers // Luc Claeys (NL), Head of Execution at Wood Shapers
“Durable construction: why use wood?”

Topics: ‘wood’ as a resource, its assets, benefits, advantages in terms of wellbeing, its life-cycle, its place in the circular economy.

Timing: 45min + 15min Q&A

Session 2 (video conference)
Thibaut Lecompte (FR), Research Professor at the University of Southern Brittany/IRDL
“Dynamic LCA/ Biosourced materials, conventional materials and temporary carbon storage in buildings”.

Topic: comparison of the impact of biosourced materials on global warming.

Timing: 45min + 15min Q&A

7 - 10 p.m.

Drinks followed by three-course dinner

Overnight at Quartier Latin

Friday 15 October

7.30 - 8.30 a.m.


9 - 11 a.m.

Session 3:
Steven Ware (eng), partner architect ArtBuild
The Wooden Project, architectural perspective.

Topic: Wood as an identity.

Timing: 45min + 15min Q&A

Session 4:
Philippe Courtoy (FR), Wood Specialist at Wood Shapers // Luc Claeys (NL), Head of Execution at Wood Shapers)
The Wooden Project, design and construction.

Topic: using prefabrication to maximum advantage, glued laminated columns & beams, lattice trusses, prefabricated concrete walls.

Timing: 45min + 15min Q&A

11 a.m.

Check-out and departure by coach, transport to Leudelange (Luxembourg).
12 noon:

Arrival and visit to the Wooden site.

Topic:  Construction phases, framework on 4th floor, facades on 3rd floor, special techniques on second floor and completion on first floor.

Timing: 60 min

1 p.m.

Lunch on the go
2 p.m.

Departure by coach, return to Marche-en-Famenne.

3 p.m.

Arrival at Quartier Latin, closing of the WoodAcademy event.

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