Multi Storey Timber Construction

This summer school focuses on being able to design and build multi-storey buildings as timber constructions in the future

Multi Storey Timber Construction  

Summer School

Thinking about multi-storey timber construction opens up new ways to build innovatively, efficiently and in an environmentally conscious way. The construction industry has become aware of these opportunities and is asking for skills and expertise in order to be able to develop projects within this field.

About the programme


Subject: Multi-Storey Timber Construction

Duration: 2 weeks

Dates: 3 August – 14 August 2020.

Language: English - please note that VIA University College requires students attending VIA Summer School to be fluent in English. All summer schools requires active particpation both orally and in writing. This means students must have an English level of at least B2 (CEFR scale) upon arrival.

Credits: 5 ECTS

Academic level: BA level

Prerequisites: This course is designed for students and professionals within construction, engineering or architecture. Students must be at least 18 years old to apply.

Course fee:

EU-citizens = 4400 DKK (app. 590 EUR)

Non-EU citizens = 8250 DKK (app. 1110 EUR)

Course fee includes:

  • Classes and tuition
  • Social programme including welcome and farewell events (we organise 2-3 events pr. week)
  • Goodie bag with a map of Aarhus, a water bottle and a pen
  • Personalised graduation certificate.


Accommodation, meals (food and drink), insurance, visa and travelling expenses to and from Denmark are not included in the fee.

Application deadline: 1 April 2020.

Location: VIA University College, Aarhus City Campus, Aarhus Denmark.

About the course
The course will be based on cases and will focus on different aspects on how to work with multi storey timber constructions.

During the course, we will disseminate international state-of-the-art projects, as well as focus on pre-fabrication in the construction process and how to work with CLT (cross-laminated timber).

In addition, the participants will be taught specifically on the topic of sustainability within construction, as well as the value and advantage of working with multi-storey timber constructions. Statistics, knowledge of fire safety and circular design (design for separation) will be central subjects in the processing of the different projects.

The Summer School will be structured around cases featuring multi-storey timber construction design, which will be processed in teams. The course will finish with the presentation of a final project from each team.

Go to our English website to find more general information and information about application.

Practical information
The course fee does not include food or accommodation expenses.
You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

VIA Summer School
Project Manager
Anna Kronborg Bell

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