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Course description

 

Getting to know the World’s leading forest industry better

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Objectives of the course

International Timber Academy courses introduce the participants to various aspects of Nordic Wood industry.

The course covers the value chain from the forest to various end uses and logistic choices, highlighting the global nature of the business.

Topics

FORESTRY

  • Sawmill industry┬┤s raw material & certification
  • Market requirements for log procurement
  • Carbon footprint
  • Right type of timber for each end use: market requirements for forest operations

Sawmilling

  • Basic principles of Nordic sawmilling
  • Processes and products, Nordic timber grading
  • Main end uses and markets
  • Future trends

Panel products

  • Various panel products
  • Raw materials and production
  • Main end uses and markets
  • Future trends

Global wood business

  • Global wood supply
  • Logistics
  • Study and comparisons of various markets
  • Future trends

Lecturers

Esa mikkonen

BA, eMBA, is a Senior Lecturer at LAB University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Technology, in the Degree Programme in Wood Technology since 2019. His main expertise is international Sawn Timber industry with a 36 years working background from industry in various parts of the value chain.

Kristiina Lillqvist

D.Sci, is a Principal Lecturer at LAB University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Technology, in the Degree Programme in Wood Technology since 2019. Her main expertise is in wood material science, wood modification and environmental impacts of wood, with over 10 years of academic research and teaching experience.

Ilkka Tarvainen

M.Sc. (Tech), is a Senior Lecturer at LAB University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Technology, in the Degree Programme in Wood Technology. His main expertise is wood based panels and marketing, and he has a 19 years working background from industry and 10 years as a lecturer