Partner of the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Science´s Woodworking Day

The Woodworking Day organised by the Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague will take place on 21 September 2022 from 10 a.m. The Timber Research Institute has become a partner of this event, which connects the academic and business spheres.

The demands on industry, research and education are changing and accelerating rapidly. Companies from different areas of the woodworking industry can present at the meeting and also speak and shape the requirements for future graduates.

The detailed programme is still to be specified.

Are you interested in presenting your company, shaping requirements for engineers, reaching out to students? Contact hajkovakaterina@fld.czu.cz no later than 9/9/2022.

New: gas analysis of formaldehyde leakage from countertops for IKEA suppliers

The Timber Research Institute is now allowing its customers to assess the level of formaldehyde leakage from wood-based panels in its accredited laboratory. The new test equipment analyses the formaldehyde leakage rate of wood-based panels according to EN ISO 12460-3 Wood-based panels – Determination of formaldehyde leakage – Part 3: Gas analysis method. This method is mainly used for plywood and laminated boards, for which this method is used to prove their safety.

The test is required for the certification of these products and also for the supply of products to the IKEA chain.

Contact: Lída Kotenová, e-mail kotenova(@)vvud.cz

Memory of Wood – meeting of experts on the topic of historical wood

On 15 June, there will be an expert seminar on the Memory of Wood, which will include practical demonstrations on historic wood, its durability, its enemies and the possibilities of saving it.

The seminar is intended for experts in the field of conservation, experts in the field of rehabilitation of wooden structures, architects, designers and construction companies involved in the reconstruction of historic buildings, as well as administrators or owners of these buildings.

The event takes place from 9 a.m. in Chaloupky Baliny near Velký Meziříčí.

The seminar will open with a lecture “The life cycle of the shrub carpenter as a basis for understanding the risk of infestation” by Ing. Anna Součková, Head of the Materials and Product Testing Laboratory of the Timber and Research Institute. This will be followed by “The centuries-long struggle of man with wood-destroying fungi and insects in buildings – why is the situation still undecided?”, Ing. Marek Polášek, Ph.D., Head of the Research and Development Department of the Timber and Research Institute.

Other speakers will be experts from STOP, z.s., the Institute of Archaeological Heritage Care of Central Bohemia, ADKALIS and H&K WOOD PRESERVATION.

Registration for the event should be sent to josef.horak@berkem.com, www.berkem.com.

The event is organized by: ADKALIS S.A. and WOODEXPERT s.r.o. in cooperation with the Timber Research and Development Institute, Prague, s.p. and the Society for Technology of Monument Protection – STOP, z.s.

Invitation to the expert and discussion seminar Present and future of forestry and wood processing

The programme of the seminar with the participation of the Deputy Minister of Agriculture for the Management of the Forestry Section Mgr. Patrik Mlynář and under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic aims to highlight the critical elements of the current structure of relations in forestry and timber processing (capacity and value of processing) and to present options for their development.

The current debate in forestry and wood processing is the raw material policy of wood in relation to the dramatic energy situation and the ecology of climate change.

What are the possibilities of solving the export and timber shortage for processors in the Czech Republic?

How to address the risk of changing the species composition of stands from the 90% dependence of processors on spruce tree?

The seminar will present unpublished data and their interpretation on the horizon up to 2035.

Come and find out more about the overall situation in the Czech Republic and share your opinion on the future direction of our industry in the discussion!

Date: Wednesday, 15 June 2022 (1 p.m.-4 p.m.)

Venue: Art & Event Gallery Černá labuť, 8th floor, Na Poříčí 25, Prague 1, www.cernalabut.cz

Register for the event no later than 7 June 2022 on this page.

The condition for participation in the event is registration and payment of the participation fee before the date of the event. The price of the seminar is 1 150 CZK incl. VAT/1 person, includes an electronic version of the Czech and EU reports for 2021 and a subscription to the 2022 reports.

Payment Instructions: The tax receipt will be issued according to the identification details in the registration. Fee 1 150 CZK incl. 1,150 VAT per person, pay to FIO Bank account – 2900972576/2010. Please enter your name in the note, variable symbol 60.

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Applications for seminars Wood protection

On 30 March and 7 April 2022, the Timber Research Institute will hold a one-day seminar on Wood Protection in the Materials and Product Testing Room in Březnice (attendance only). It is intended for professionals who are involved in wood structure condition surveys, protection and remediation.

Seminar programme

Biotic wood pests, fungi, moulds, insects

Structural wood protection and remediation of infested elements

Principles of chemical protection of wood against pests

Technological procedures for wood protection

Overview and characteristics of chemical wood preservatives

Seminar and webinar Special use of wood in historical buildings

The Society for Technology and Preservation of Historic Places, STOP, is hosting a seminar and simultaneous webinar for professionals on March 31, 2022. Key in this seminar will be historic buildings in terms of their significant attributes that characterize the building type. Three groups of buildings have been selected: religious, vernacular and technical or utilitarian buildings. The aim is to develop a dialogue and provide information on the use, selection and processing of the wood of the selected buildings, on the objects and products that are typical of these buildings.

The seminar is intended for the staff of heritage institutes, state and local authorities, administrators of heritage buildings, restorers and conservators, architects and planners, students and teachers of vocational schools and others interested in the preservation of monuments.

One of the lecturers is a representative of the Timber Research Institute, Ing. Marek Polášek, Ph.D. The topic of his lecture will be Snippets from a mosaic – the use of specific properties of certain wood species in the past.

Místo konání: Přednášková aula domu ABF, Nadace pro rozvoj architektury a stavitelství.

Registration and detailed program on the organizer’s website here.

Debate on the possibilities of multi-storey wooden buildings in the Czech Republic

The Jaroslav Fragner Gallery hosted the exhibition White Arkitekter: A HEART OF WOOD until mid-March. It was the first exhibition of one of the most important Swedish architectural studios in the Czech Republic and featured the innovative use of CLT panels for high-rise buildings. The internationally active White Arkitekter office is dedicated to environmentally and socially sustainable architecture using wood as an important renewable material. In 2016, the studio designed a 20-storey building in Skellefteå, Sweden, which is one of the tallest wooden high-rise buildings in the world.

The accompanying programme included an expert debate on the possibilities, technologies and materials for multi-storey buildings in the country. One of the panelists was the director of the Timber Research Institute, Mrs. Jitka Beránková.

You can watch a recording of the debate on YouTube here.

More information about the exhibition can be found on this page of the GJF gallery: https://www.gjf.cz/

RotaFloor – new options for testing floors and tiles with certification

The Timber Research Institute has developed and commissioned a new testing facility that brings the possibility of testing not only traditional wood-based materials, but especially tiles, whether ceramic, concrete, terrazzo or large-format tiles.

However, this area is not as far removed from the remit of the Timber Research Institute as it might at first appear. One of the main sources of problems in modern timber buildings is the watertightness of bathrooms and other areas traditionally fitted with ceramic or similar tiles. Understanding the properties and durability of these surfaces should also lead to new research tasks in this field in the future.

The device is unique because it was developed in the Czech Republic on the basis of available and standardized information, in close cooperation with the Silicate Association and its leading expert Dr. Eduard Justa, WOODEXPERT s.r.o. and GIS Engineering. There are only units of similar equipment in Europe.

RotaFloor, as the test facility of the Timber Research Institute was named, enables accredited testing of tiles and other floor constructions according to several foreign standards.

The principle of testing is the movement of specific castors loaded with standardised forces over the floor surface. During the development process, it was necessary to solve the issues of precise loading, speed control or converting the requirements of the American standard into the metric system.

The equipment is now fully operational, has successfully passed the accreditation process and is being used, among other things, to prepare for planned research on the long-term waterproofing of bathroom floors in wooden buildings.

Contact: M. Polášek, polasek (@) vvud.cz

Invitation to the Timber Construction Show, 24 March – 26 March 2022

The Timber Construction Show, which is the centre of modern wooden architecture, will take place in spring from 24 March to 26 March 2022. This time it will occupy the generous space of Hall 13 in the Prague Market Hall in Holešovice as well as the exterior on the main market street. In the large space of the hall, there will be an exhibition of the leading wooden realizations of the last few years, presentations of the main suppliers and new technologies, a sequence of interesting lectures by Czech and especially foreign guests from the field of wooden buildings.

The opening ceremony will be inaugurated on 24 March by an important foreign guest with a lecture at CAMP (Centre for Architecture and Urban Planning).

Come and see the interesting buildings connected with wood, too!

The Timber Research Institute is a partner of the Timber Construction Show 2022.

For more information, visit the organiser’s website: https://www.salondrevostaveb.cz/en/

Expert partnership with the For Wood trade fair for wooden buildings, 3.-5.3. 2022

The Timber Research Institute is an expert partner of the 14th trade fair for wooden buildings, structures and materials For Wood, 3-5 March 2022. The trade fair will take place in the PVA Letňany in Prague. Our technicians will give a lecture on “The road to perfect wooden construction” on Friday, March 4, from 16:45 in Hall 2D, Lecture Hall 5.

For more information, visit the organizer’s website: https://for-wood.cz/.