Call for Best Practice


The ‘call for best practice’ aims to compile a database of innovative timber buildings - we urge community members to submit their suggestions.

The selection of case study projects feature examplar timber buildings selected for their quality in design and construction. This best practice database aims to collect technical expertise and data regarding the use of mass timber.


These case studies provide solutions to the challenges of using mass timber in the European context. Learning from best pratice will help develop tangible solutions to break down the barriers faced by mass timber in Italy.

The call for best practice seeks to explore the following topics of interest:

  • advancements in the production of cross-laminated timber (CLT), dowel-laminated timber (DLT), glue-laminated timber (glulam), laminated strand lumber (LSL), etc.;
  • advancements in assembly and disassembly phases of the mass timber constructions;
  • advancements in re-use or recycling of the mass timber;
  • applications of mass timber in civil or industrial buildings;
  • description of financial products related to the use of mass timber;
  • advancements in supply chain management;
  • description of the policy and regulatory actions related to the use of mass timber.
September 12, 2022

Rethinking Timber Buildings

August 01, 2022

Black & White

Waugh Thistleton Architects.
August 09, 2022

Dalston Lane

Waugh Thistleton Architects.
August 09, 2022

Orsman Road

Waugh Thistleton Architects.

Submit Your Recommendations

Please submit your 'best practice' references in the form below.

Note: the content of the articles submitted should be of real technical value for stakeholders. Therefore, submissions should adhere to the following recommendations:


  • the articles must contain technical aspects, supported by reliable and qualified data and references;
  • articles must not be commercial;
  • authors are invited to submit notes that represent the Italian or European reality in the fields of mass timber constructions;
  • articles must be written in Italian or English (UK);
  • the length of the article must be a maximum of 10 pages in Word format, including figures and bibliography (if present).
Mail your article to:

(Submissions will be peer-reviewed and, once accepted, will be available online and free to download.)


In order to improve the perception of timber construction in the Italian context, we have organized a series of workshops to establish challenges and propose methods to overcome them.


In the first workshop, stakeholders prepared a list key barriers which are limiting the uptake of structural timber in the Italian context. The initiave seeks to overcome these barriers.

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