municipality made the initial project application, but later the role of Lead
Partner was transferred to The Regional Council of Northern Lapland. This
arrangement presented possibilities to work within a larger region and with a
wider range of contacts. The Regional Council of Northern Lapland took care of
the project administration, the reporting and financial matters. The Steering
Group consisted of Finnish members and the project partners were from
different countries in the Northern Periphery region. The Steering Group
members had good knowledge of a wide range of different issues, from forestry
to timber production and product marketing. The members of the Steering Group
also had a wide range of contacts, which was particularly beneficial.
international Core Group was established with members of each country: Sandy
Halliday and Howard Liddell from Scotland, John Kristofferssen from Norway and
Kimmo Kuismanen from Finland.
Name Main Tasks
Regional Council of Northern LapIand:- Project administration, Financing,
Kuismanen:- Architecture Design, Research.
Limited:- Timber Construction, Product Prefabrication.
Kristofferssen:- Architecture, Design.
Research:- Research Co-ordination.
Foundation/North Woods:- Research, Forestry.
national team developed projects within their own country, using local
expertise and transferring information. Desk studies, site visits, a portfolio
of overall project ideas and the selection of case studies for design
development was carried out through the co-operative efforts of the
partnership. Team meetings were important in the process. The international
workshops were essential for the project implementation and they gave a good
base for further communication. Email was a very important way of
communicating on a day-to-day basis and also for transferring documents.
project partners were highly qualified in different disciplines. One missing
link - structural engineering - was bought as a consultancy service. It was
very important that everyone worked interactively. A significant amount of
work took place in the design and building of prototypes. Organisations that
undertook the prototype building were also very innovative and made a valuable
contribution to the work.
suunnittelu Oy Reports on technical details and Kalle Hautajarvi
Buro Happold Reports on technical details and James Rowe
/ Ruth Haynes calculations James.email@example.com
Johansson, Elcad Ltd CAD 3D pictures
Honkanen Report / plan for production line
Kosonen, Reko Set manufacturing, Report
on the frame structures
were brought in for specific tasks. The calculations and safety regulations
needed engineering work, which the partners could not provide. Also the
details, like foundations and joints required expert technical knowledge. The
consultants were selected on the basis that they should be capable of
providing innovative and creative solutions. The consultants produced a great
deal of information, which was essential for project planning and
implementation. Some of the problems, like the safety regulations of play
equipment and jointing instructions, were very complicated and required a high
degree of expertise. CAD 3D was thought to be an excellent way to publish
designs, it gives aesthetically realistic idea of products. The report of the
production line was also very useful, because it gave good information of
possible and potential investments in relation to results.
project ran from 1.1.1999 to 30.9.2000. The first meeting took place in Bath,
England in March 1999. The location was determined by the desire to
investigate the Hooke Park development which represents an important precedent
for roundpole designs and a source of inspiration in its application as a
serious construction resource.
research team identified that aspects of the detailing and treatment were not
particularly ecological and it was felt that a three way approach to roundpole
construction be advocated which would (a) prioritise selection of good quality
material which did not require treating; (b) secondly emphasise the need for
appropriate detailing to prevent timber getting near moisture and (c) identify
benign treatment processes.
in structural requirements (snow loadings and ground frost) between the Hooke
Park Site and those of the Northern periphery highlighted the need for
relevant structural experience. As a consequence a review of the meeting a
review of the appropriateness of round pole use to the Scottish environment
was initiated - Use and Impact Report. This
report was developed into a more detailed market research project to identify
and enhance the network of interest in Round pole use in Scotland - Usage
of Roundpole in Scotland A
Review of Current Activity