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Project results

 

  • Biodeterioration (fungal and beetle damage) in wooden buildings or wooden parts of buildings was examined and monitored. More than 300 buildings located in Estonia, Gotland, Åland and the Island of Kizhi were examined. Inspection summaries were published: Expertise of Åland; inspections of Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Churches located on the coastal area and islands of Estonia; inspections of Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Churches located on the coastal area and islands of Estonia.
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  • Wood damaging beetles were monitored in the forests on the Islands of Ruhnu, Kihnu and Vormsi, finding relations between insects in buildings and in the forest, and between their count. The summaries were published in the magazine Keskkonnatehnika (Pilt, K. & Noldt, U. 2013. Hoonetes puitu kahjustavad putukad. Keskkonnatehnika, 4/13:20-25). The data was also used in the Elsevier magazine International Biodegradation and Biodeterioration: Pilt, K., Teder, M., Süda, I. & Noldt, U. In-situ measurement of microclimatic conditions and modelling of mechanical properties of timber structures – A case study on new church on Ruhnu Island, Estonia, International Biodegradation and Biodeterioration, Volume 86, Part B, January 2014:158-164.
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  • Fieldwork was performed on wooden buildings of cultural heritage on the Islands of Kizhi and Valaam.

 

  • A seminar was conducted in Petrozavodsk on which a collection of reports was published “Fungi and beetles in historic timber structures in Northern Europe”, publisher: the Interreg IV A Project “Fungi and beatles in buildings on islands of Baltic Sea”, Forest Research Institute, Karelian Research Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, The Kizhi state open-air museum of history, architecture and ethnography;
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  • A book was published “Hoonete puitkahjustused” (Biodeterioration of Buildings) (As Atlex, 2012), authors Kurmo Konsa and Kalle Pilt;
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  • A laboratory was established for identifying fungal and beetle damage in the Estonian Mycology Research Centre Foundation located at Heina 7, Tartu;
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  • Treatment against the insect damage of Ruhnu’s new church tower, roof beams of Vormsi Church and the fungal damage of Reomäe Orthodox Church, and the initial reinforcement of constructions. Renovation projects were drawn up for Liberty Summer Manors on the territory of the Estonian Open Air Museum and initial conservation and renovation work of the Egon building (roof constructions) was performed;
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  • 14 top scientists, who study the durability of wood and conservation were taken to Estonia, Gotland and Åland and involved in studies of historical buildings and their wooden structures.
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  • 60 seminars and training sessions were conducted for the specialists of Estonia, Åland and Gotland, houseowners and other people interested in the subject. Courses were conducted in cooperation with Ehitusala OÜ;
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  • Three educational films were created in cooperation with the non-profit organisation Reval Photo&Video:
    • Insect Damage in Wood
    • Fungal Damage in Wood link to the film
    • Treatment Methods of Wood Fungus and Insect Damage in Buildings
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  • The rural architecture research and training centre of the Estonian Open Air Museum was developed further.

 

  • A permanent exhibition called “Wood and its preservation in museums” was opened at the Estonian Open Air Museum.
  • A conference was organised in Tartu from 24–27 April 2013 “2nd International Conference on Biodeterioration of Wood and Wood Products BWWP 2013”.

 

  • The Programme and Abstract Book of BWWP 2013 was published. Publisher: Estonian University of Life Sciences, IBBS, FEMS.
  • A collection of articles of the BWWP 2013 Conference was published by Elsevier International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation: Volume 86, Part B:53-188, January 2014.
  • The following articles reflected the programme activities:
  • Jakson, A. 2010. Woodboring Beetle Control to Start in the Churches of Ruhnu Island, Meie Maa, 16 November;
  • Simson, K. 2010. Woodboring Beetle Control to Start in the Churches of Ruhnu Island, Maaleht, 16 November;
  • Koppel, N. 2010. Woodboring Beetle Control to Start in the Churches of Ruhnu Island, Õhtuleht, 16 November;
  • Gnadenteich, U. 2010. Woodboring Beetle Control to Start in the Churches of Ruhnu Island, Postimees, 16 November;
  • Pikkur, T. 2010. Woodboring Beetle Control to Start in the Churches of Ruhnu Island, Eesti Kirik, 16 November;
  • Woodboring Beetle Control to Start in the Churches of Ruhnu Island. 2010. http://eestielu.delfi.ee/eesti/elu/ruhnu-kirikutes-algab-jargmine-aasta-putukatorje.d?id=35068645;
  • Newsletter of the Estonian University of Life Sciences
  • The project’s website was created and managed www.fabbiproject.eu; after the end of the project the project’s website will be managed by the Estonian Mycology Research Centre Foundation. The preservation of the website will be ensured until at least 2020.
  • The article “Sustainable Opportunities for Restoring Biodeteriorated Wooden Structures by the Example of Ruhnu New Church Tower” was published, Yearbook of Cultural Heritage 2012, author Kalle Pilt;
  • The article “Wood-destroying Insects in Buildings” was published, magazine Keskkonnatehnika, 4/13, pp. 20-25. Authors Kalle Pilt and Uwe Noldt;
  • The article “Mould as a Biological Threat to Buildings”, magazine Keskkonnatehnika, 3/13, pp. 26-28. Authors Ave Sadam and Ene Indermitte;
  • The article “Ambivalent Problems of Internal Climate” was published, magazine Keskkonnatehnika, 2/13, pp. 26-27. Authors Kalle Pilt and Marko Teder;
  • The manual “Wood-destroying Insects and their Monitoring” was published, authors Dr. Uwe Noldt and Dr. Guna Noldt;
  • Special conditions of cultural heritage and the main project for restoring the beetle damaged roof beams of St Olaf’s Church in Vormsi (architectural monument no. 15598) were prepared. Prepared by Kalle Pilt, revised by Joosep Metslang.
  • Special conditions were composed for Ruhnu wooden church: the action plan of beetle attack monitoring. Prepared by Joosep Metslang, Marike Laht and Kalle Pilt;
  • Special conditions were composed for Ruhnu wooden church: the beetle attack monitoring, control and partial restoration of the church. Prepared by Joosep Metslang, Marike Laht and Kalle Pilt;
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