Performance Based Specification of Wood: Project CLICKdesign

Ed Suttie, Christian Brischke, Eva Frühwald Hansson3,, Stefania Fortino, Jakub Sandak, Magdalena Kutnik, Gry Alfredsen, Christophe Lucas, Eric Vieillemard

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This paper introduces the ForestValue research project CLICKdesign –delivering fingertip knowledge to enable service life performance specification of wood. Theconsortium is working on aprimary innovation to move from the complex, fragmented and general to the easy-to-use, consolidated and specific by provision of adigital tool for specifiers.Othermaterials tackle this and provide designers and architects with software. Thespecification of performance of wood products is complex and fraught with inconsistency and requires use of multiple platforms for data, experience, standards and national recommendations. CLICKdesign 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 nonexpert 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Topics and Trends on Durability of Building Materials and Components - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components, DBMC 2020
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the XV edition of the International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components (DBMC 2020)
EditorsCarles Serrat, Joan Ramon Casas, Vicente Gibert i Armengol
Place of PublicationBarcelona
PublisherInternational Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE)
ISBN (Electronic)978-84-121101-8-0
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event15th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components, DBMC 2020 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 20 Oct 202023 Oct 2020


Conference15th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components, DBMC 2020


Project CLICKdesign is supported under the umbrella of ERA-NET Cofund ForestValue by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (MIZS) - Slovenia; The Ministry of the Environment (YM) - Finland; The Forestry Commissioners (FC) - UK; Research Council of Norway (RCN) -Norway; The French Environment & Energy Management Agency (ADEME) and The French National Research Agency (ANR) - France; The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS), Swedish Energy Agency (SWEA), Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (Vinnova) - Sweden; Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR) - Germany. ForestValue has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773324.


  • Durability-Based Design
  • knowledge transfer
  • modelling
  • performance
  • service life


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