The International Wood Construction Forum (Forum Construction Bois) aims to connect the contractors and all the market actors of wood construction, to contribute to their improvement and make them save time. The last forum was in Lyon France, from the 13th to 15th of April 2016 and it put the actors in a best way to benefit opportunities of a market which is restarting.
On this occasion, the BERTIM project was the object of a Round Table which joined a building research session. Several European scientific people presented some made or current research projects about Seismic thematic, air tightness, fluid transfer and energy of timber construction. Three partners of BERTIM project were represented: FCBA: Zaratiana Mandrara, DIETRICH’S: Yvon Sebesi and POBI: Hervé Coperet. The session was led by the Director of the Construction pole of FCBA Bordeaux: Fréderic Staat.
BERTIM partners presented first the goals of the project and the different partners of BERTIM, the methodology adopted to reach the goals and the role of the present partners.
F. Staat prepared several questions for which the guests had to answer in order to know more about the project. For example:
- How industrial partners are invited to participate in a research project like BERTIM?
- How does the idea of using wood in building renovation come in this project?
- What are the precursors of this project?
- What are the innovations provided by BERTIM project?
- What are the competing systems with which the solutions of BERTIM could be confronted?
- What are the added values of the tool developed by Dietrich’s Company for the wood industry in this project?
- How does this project join in the strategy of the Group AST, in particular POBI Structures?
At the end, several questions came from the persons present in the conference room.
The participation of BERTIM project partners at FORUM BOIS CONSTRUCTION allows the wood building actors to find innovations through the research works or results, and also motivate them to participate or to apply the best practices for the wood building design.