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Digital toolbox to design and specify wooden buildings

Stora Enso and TRÄ Group have signed a joint development agreement. The aim is to improve the construction efficiency and increase digitalisation in the industry value chain. Source: Timberbiz

The target is to make the design and specification of wooden buildings easier, attaining smarter manufacturing and construction.

In the future, designers, builders, owners and residents in wooden buildings will have better tools for lifecycle management, based on facts received through sensors and data analytics.

Stora Enso and TRÄ Group will establish a digital platform and toolbox that connects wood construction industry professionals throughout the value chain.

The focus is on combining new digital technology innovations with Stora Enso’s wooden building components and experience to create new services. First services are planned to be launched in 2019.
Stora Enso and TRÄ Group already have several projects on the go, including digital design tools, virtual reality and augmented reality visualisation of building data as well as different sensor data analytics applications.

“We see great potential in making the end-to-end process – from design, via production all the way to the facility management of a building – more transparent and visible. Together with TRÄ Group’s experienced digitalisation professionals, we want to promote wood and its benefits as a renewable construction material,” Jari Suominen, Head of the Wood Products division at Stora Enso said.