Secure buildings in timber and biobased materials – step 1

The construction- and property sector accounts for approximately 21% of the greenhouse gas emissions generated in Sweden. It is of great importance to reduce these emissions, i.e by constructing with more renewable and circular materials. Currently, most of Specialfastigheter Sverige AB’s buildings are built from non-renewable materials, where steel and concrete account for a large part, much depending on the high security requirements. The question is how a greater proportion of wood and bio-based materials can be used and in what type of security building? What development of wooden components is needed to meet the requirements for both physical safety and operational safety?


RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Specialfastigheter Sverige AB, NCC Building Sweden, IsoTimber AB, The Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture Industry (TMF) and Swedish Wood.

Budget & time plan

The project’s total budget is 1 MSEK and the project runs during six months – between November 2022 and May 2023.