Wood construction is on the rise in Finland, with many beautiful and sustainable wooden apartment buildings, libraries, and schools built in recent years. Promoting wood construction has been part of the government program since the 1990s, and it has been suggested for inclusion in the next program too.
Topics: Wood Fire Protection
What should an architect know about fire protection before planning a building project involving wood? Olli Prättälä from Siparila reveals all.
Known for designing the Kamppi Chapel in Helsinki and an expert in wood construction, architect Mikko Summanen sat down with us to discuss the possibilities, challenges, and future outlook of building with wood in Finland.
Fire-retardant paint improves wood safety in two ways: it slows down the spread of fire and decreases the amount of smoke produced. For best results, fire safety should be taken into account in the planning stage.