The focus topics of LIGNA 2023, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Tools, Machinery and Plant for Woodworking and Wood Processing, include in particular prefabrication processes in timber construction. This is a topic that is also close to the FNR's heart, which is why the FNR will be providing information in Hannover on the use and sustainable utilization of wood as a versatile raw material and will also be presenting selected research projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) along the lines of the focus topic "Prefabrication processes in timber construction". The FNR will also be represented by the Charter for Wood 2.0 at the LIGNA.FutureSquare in Hall 12, where selected speakers will report on their projects.

Prefabricated wood structures

Among these projects is the "Development of a Data Interface for Automated Structural Analysis of Novel, Digitally Prefabricated Wooden Structures with Wood-Wood Joints." Amin Adelzadeh of the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences will present the project at 2:10 p.m. on May 16, 2023. The goal is to develop software for determining architectural and structural data of timber structures and converting them into computable structural systems and fabrication data. With the help of the planned software, standard components as well as structures that could not be modeled so far, or only with great effort, such as shell structures made of wooden panels, can be generated and calculated.

Wood-concrete composite precast floors

Then, on May 17, 2023 at 10:40 a.m., Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Schmid of the Technical University of Berlin will give a presentation on the research project "Innovative Wet-in-Wet Adhesive Technology for HBV Precast Ceilings." The Technical University of Berlin and Cordes Holzbau GmbH & Co. KG have developed a statically highly efficient and rigid bonding technology for wood and concrete composite floors that promises cost savings compared to conventional technologies. The wet-on-wet bonding approach developed in the project, in which fresh concrete is applied directly to the still-wet adhesive layer, enables a gap-free bond between the wood and concrete slab even in the case of uneven wood beams.

Wide range of information

In addition to the project content, trade visitors to the FNR exhibition stand can expect to find a wide range of information on all aspects of wood as a renewable resource - from efficient and sustainable wood use, particularly in timber construction, to digitization in the forestry and wood sector and the activities of the Charter for Wood 2.0. Interested parties can also obtain information on the Charter for Wood 2.0 at the LIGNA.FutureSquare - the meeting place for the industry's startup scene.