From September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2020, European Union Erasmus+ ,,Sustainable Public Buildings Designed and Constructed in Wood (Pub-Wood)” project will take place.
The project will be implemented by five higher education institutions from
Lithuania (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)
Denmark (VIA University College)
United Kingdom (Coventry University)
Finland (Häme University of Applied Sciences)
Latvia (Riga Technical University, RTU)
Lithuanian State Enterprise Centre of Registers, and Study and Consulting Centre
In this three years the project will be implemented at Institute of the Civil Engineering and Real Estate Economics, RTU, in cooperation with the industry experts.
Professor Dr. Ineta Geipele
The project management from RTU side is ensured by professor Dr. Ineta Geipele
Mg.sc., Dipl.ing. Jānis Zvirgzdiņš
Project Manager Assistant in Science / Studies
Mg.oec. Iveta Stāmure
Project manager in the administrative field
Teaching staff of the project
Professor Dr.oec. Maija Šenfelde, Assoc.professor Dr.sc.ing. Maris Kalinka, Professor assist. Dr.oec. Kritine Fedotova
RTU is leading the project`s activity – development of “International market report on wooden public buildings”, which includes the research process and their organization.
Aim and objectives of the project
Wider objective of the project is to develop a trans-disciplinary and transnational course/ elective element in the EU HEIs on the design, construction and management of sustainable public wooden buildings in order to enhance the quality and relevance of students’ knowledge and skills for future labour market needs.
Specific objectives of the project
To strategically research at which level sustainable design, construction and management of wooden public buildings are to be planned and implemented in the partner countries.
To educate all participants (students, teachers, entrepreneurs) in the field of the sustainable wooden construction.
To develop and implement the new strategic trans-disciplinary module/elective element, which meets the needs of the HEIs and market representatives, fulfils the future challenges of sustainable public wooden buildings’ design, construction and management.
To improve competencies of students and teachers in problem solving and team work, innovative thinking, motivation, awareness of cross-professional project input and project management by using real problem-based and blended learning approaches.
To ensure open awareness of the project results to local, national, EU level and international target groups.
Project results and activities
Project activities and results are the following (RTU takes part in activities 1-2, and 4-10):
Project Management and Implementation;
Transnational project meetings;
Dissemination and Exploitation Plan (VGTU only);
International market report on wooden public buildings;
Database on public wooden buildings;
Study on best practices in wooden public buildings’ design and construction;
BSc/BA module/elective element “Design, Construction and Management of Wooden Public Buildings”;
E-learning course “Design, Construction and Management of Wooden Public Buildings”;
Handbook “Design, Construction and Management of Wooden Public Buildings” and other results;
The strategic partners have the competences and the motivation to develop higher education as trans-national cooperation involving industrial partners. Each HEI have their own fields of expertise in sustainability, teaching methodology, design, construction and management. Transnational character of project will also support development of international and inter-cultural competences of the students and teachers.