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Project Activities

Project Activities

•    Investigating and monitoring biodeteriorations (wood destroying fungi and insects) in wooden buildings or wooden-structure buildings; and developing environment-friendly methods for halting the spread of attacks. Up to 150 buildings are being investigated, 107 of which are located in Estonia.
•    Monitoring wood damaging beetles in forests on Ruhnu, Kihnu and Vormsi Islands, finding relations between insects in buildings and in the forest, and between their population .
•    Organizing fieldwork on wooden cultural heritage on Kizhi and Valaam Island.
•    Publishing a handbook of wood destroying insects and fungi.
•    Establishing a laboratory for identifying fungal and beetle damage.
•    Treating churches on Ruhnu, Saaremaa and Vormsi islands against the attacks of wood destroying insects and fungi, and the primary strengthening of constructions.
•    Bringing top scientists, who study the durability of wood and conservation to Estonia, Gotland and Åland and involving them in studies of historical buildings and wooden structures.
•    Organizing 35 seminars and trainings for researchers from Estonia and Gotland, householders and other people interested.
•    Making three educational films (fungal infections in houses, wood boring insects in houses and treatment timber structures in houses).
•    Seminars, lectures and work-shops in Gotland, Åland, Petrozavodsk and Estonia
•    Establishing a rural architecture research and training centre. Drawing up renovation projects for Liberty Summer Manors on the territory of the Estonian Open Air Museum, planning a counseling centre and exhibition.
•    Organizing an international conference on the durability of wooden structures at the Estonian University of Life Sciences www.bwwp2013.eu
•    Publishing conference proceedings