There is enormous interest in building in wood, and as a contractor we are delighted to be involved in a number of exciting projects where wood plays a crucial role – from beautiful wooden facades to exposed wood in the interior design and buildings with load-bearing timber frames.
NCC’s expertise within construction and civil engineering offers incredible breadth and depth. Together, our units can handle projects of a size and complexity that few Danish contractors have the resources for.
This also applies to wood construction. Our goal is to be among the leading contractors when it comes to building large, complex timber buildings. This applies to the planning and management of the building project, as well as training and educating our own workforce in the installation of load-bearing structures in wood.
The methods are different when building with timber as the load-bearing structure compared to traditional steel and concrete construction, and because building tall designs in wood is quite new to Denmark, this type of project remains more the exception than the rule.
The discipline of building large wooden constructions may be new to Denmark, but it is familiar to NCC since, as a Nordic group, we are able to draw on our own experience from both Norway and Sweden, with examples including the office buildings Valle Wood in Oslo, Magasin X in Uppsala and most recently Habitat 7 in Gothenburg.
At NCC, we are keen to upskill our workforce to work with wood, which is why we have our own Wood Academy training our engineers and designers on an ongoing basis.
Our many tradespeople are also trained to work with wood, including CLT elements, so that we can build with the best materials for every task, and so that we can maintain the in-house knowledge and experience that enables us to carry out large, complex construction projects in wood.
Wood will play the lead role in this six-floor, 31,000 sqm office building. Their office hub in Odense marks a completely new departure for the Danish Building and Property Agency.
An obvious solution to reduce the construction industry's climate footprint is to use wood as a supporting and continuous construction material. By using wood as a material, the construction will contribute to the urgent climate situation being acted upon here and now.
Wood is described as a CO2 layer, since trees absorb CO2 from the air and bind it in their own mass as they grow. At the same time, wood is the only renewable material that can be used as a load-bearing structure and replace energy-intensive materials such as steel and concrete.