TUM.wood - Building with Wood

Art des Abschlusses: 
6 weeks
berufsbegleitendes Studium
Akademische Weiterbildungsangebote ohne formalen Abschluss
Allgemeine Zugangsvoraussetzungen: 
Keine Zugangsvoraussetzungen
Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Architekt BDA Stephan Birk

The certificate program “TUM.wood – Building with Wood” brings you the latest ecological, economic, technical and architectural expertise in modern wood construction.

TUM experts provide participants with a practical understanding of the topic, enabling them to understand the requirements of planning and building with wood and how to implement them professionally. The course covers the topics of architecture, construction and surrounding regulations as well as examining wood construction-specific planning processes, life cycle assessment and recycling management.

The TUM.wood continuing education program was launched by the network of the same name. TUM.wood is a cooperation of eleven professorships of the Technical University of Munich. The unifying vision is to make greater use of the material's potential, to strengthen its contribution to the responsible use of available resources, and to point the way to a new age of wood. The technical, architectural, ecological and economic possibilities of one of the world's most important renewable raw materials will be examined along its entire value chain. From its origins in the forest to timber harvesting and processing, from its use in construction to recycling strategies.



Why this program?

TUM.wood is a globally unique research network with the common goal of making greater use of the potential of wood as a raw material, strengthening its contribution to the responsible use of available resources, and pointing the way to a new age of wood. TUM.wood combines competencies from research, the forestry and timber industry, architecture and building practice. The certificate program thus combines the latest findings from science and practice in a unique way and qualifies participants for planning and building with wood. The didactic structure of the program enables participants to immediately apply what they have learned to their individual working environment according to their individual level of knowledge and professional background.



Module 1: Architecture & Regulations

  • Wood architecture
  • Timber construction and technical rules


Module 2: Plan for a plan

  • Timber construction planning

Module 3: Research, Development & Practice

  • Timber construction development
  • Timber construction excursion



People working in architecture, construction, real estate or related public sector institutions who want to develop a deeper understanding of the requirements of timber construction. This includes, but is not limited to, architects, interior architects, civil engineers, planners, building services engineers and project developers.