The EGURTEK 2022 event was held on 19 and 20 October and was attended by around 1,300 professionals from the timber and construction sector. The EGURTEK international forum of Architecture and Construction in Wood included Technical Conferences to inform interested attendees about the latest developments. In this context, the partners of the Interreg SUDOE Eguralt project presented their latest developments at a dedicated Technical Conference.

It was opened by Oskar Azkarate, general manager of Baskegur (project partner and organiser of the event), and Arantza Arregui, representative of Nasuvinsa (lead partner of the project). The latter gave a brief introduction in which she explained the main objectives of the project.

Then, in the framework of WG1, Azahara Soilán from XERA presented the opportunities identified for mid-rise timber construction. These opportunities were detected in the workshops held before the event. Following on from this Working Group, Aline Barlet and Régis Le Normand from ENSAP Bordeaux explained the users’ perception of timber buildings.

Shifting the focus to WG2, Maitane Zazu and Ana Ariz from Nasuvinsa talked about the Public promotion of wooden buildings in Navarra. In addition, Carlos Martins from SerQ added to this section of WG2 with his presentation on structural timber solutions based on local species.

WG3 was represented by Apolline Oswald from Xylofutur, who presented the different objectives of the Network for medium-height timber buildings.

To conclude the day, Gonzalo Moltini (Cesefor) presented the book Identification and analysis: content and MyMaps, part of WG1. After his presentation, a round table discussion was held to raise questions and create a debate between the speakers and the audience. For example, questions were raised about the next steps to be taken in case of submitting the project to future calls for proposals. The audience showed real interest in the continuity of the project, to which the speakers responded with great enthusiasm. There is still a lot to be done in terms of research and promotion of high-rise timber construction, and this is what the participants at the round table wanted to express.

If you want to know more, click HERE to watch the video of the Technical Seminar.