Building with wood: ‘Kapla for adults’

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Period22 Nov 2021

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  • TitleBuilding with wood: ‘Kapla for adults’
    Media name/outletInnovation Origins
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionBiobased building. Almost 40% of all CO2 emissions come from the construction industry. If concrete – currently the most widely used building material – were a country, it would emit more CO2 than India. In order to make construction climate-neutral by 2050, sustainable alternatives such as timber are now being considered. The Royal BAM Group is working on a factory where about a thousand wooden houses a year will be made, so that house builders can bid farewell to concrete and steel. The factory should be ready in 2025.
    According to Pablo van der Lugt, a timber construction expert at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands and author of ‘Tomorrow’s Timber’ and ‘Booming Bamboo’, this could mark a tipping point for timber construction. “More and more builders are realising that things have to be done differently. Almost half of all the material we take out of the ground is used in construction, which in this day and age is no longer justifiable in the wake of climate change. So, this is a step in the right direction.”
    Producer/AuthorMilan Lenters
    PersonsP. van der Lugt


  • wood
  • hout