Delivering fingertip knowledge to enable service life performance specification of wood - Click Design

Project: EU project

Project Details


The Click Design project is supported under the umbrella of ERA-NET Cofund ForestValue by the Ministry of the Environment of Finland. ForestValue has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Click Design focuses on a primary innovation to move from the complex, fragmented and general to the easy-to-use, consolidated and specific by provision of a digital tool for specifiers. Other materials tackle this and provide designers and architects with software. The specification of performance of wood products is complex and fraught with inconsistency and requires use of multiple platforms for data, experience, standards and national recommendations. CLICK Design will provide a tool that has within it the decades of research, the complexity of the standards specification systems and the variation of approach due to tradition, materials and culture across Europe and beyond. A simple tool for non expert public users will be available as well as a tool accessible to professional users that will be refined with industry to ensure relevancy and accelerate uptake and use.

Layman's description

Research aimed at developing a digital tool for wood specification addressed to end-users, such as designers, engineers, industries and university students

Key findings

Durability-Based Design, Knowledge Transfer, Modelling, Performance,Service Life Planning.
Effective start/end date1/03/1928/02/22

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • Durability-Based Design
  • Modelling
  • Performance
  • Service Life Planning


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  • Performance Based Specification of Wood: Project CLICKdesign

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