THEMES
1. Genetics and forestry improvement towards solid timber production
 
2. Timber mechanical transformation
Sawing, drying, design of new products, structural adhesives.
 
3. Timber characterization
Visual grading, machine stress grading, physical and mechanical properties, non-destructive testing.
 
4. Timber structures
Structural systems (heavy timber frame, light frame, post and beam, bracing, massive timber), composites systems (timber-concrete, timber-steel, timber-glass), timber joints, seismic design, fire design, and code development for the structural systems.
 
5. Durability and protection
Durability, wood preservation (chemical treatments and chemical modification of wood), fire protection treatments, wood protection by design (examples).

6. Life cycle assessment, energy efficiency, passive and net-zero energy house technologies
 
7. Bio economy based on wooden products
 
8. Timber architecture and building industrialization
Building systems, roofs, project design, building industrialization
 
9. Inspection and restoration of timber structures
Visual inspection, non-destructive techniques for inspection and diagnosis, restoration of structures.
 
10. Education
Teaching, use of wood as a main building material in contemporary architecture and civil engineering constructions, design tools and training.