Fostering the wider application of wood is one of the basic tasks which is also stressed in the long-term planning document “Latvian Forest-Based Sector Technology Platform Vision 2030”. It is very essential to solve technical and technological issues timely to use wood and timber materials more widely. There should be convinced conventional wood product fitness for the new application or should be created new products for the new field of application.
The main current issue is to increase wood competitiveness in construction both applying it in the operations where it is used already and removing barriers, which do not allow using it more widely and more effectively. Therefore there are carried out well-planned and long-term studies for new solutions of wood application and for possibilities to introduce innovative materials.