The climate change can only be fought by introducing concrete solutions which lend themselves to as many projects as possible. The construction process is long and requires extensive competence in all of its stages. The engagement of the different competencies in a project is a well-established procedure, which is quite logical, considering the decision-making roles of the different parties involved, such as the user, the building owner, the contractor and the supplier. However, the study shows that low-carbon solutions must be considered at a very early design stage in order for them to become eligible choices for any one project. We must have sufficient competence and knowledge made available in order for the low-carbon solutions to be brought up, compared and fixed in the project.

This process can be supported through extensive collaboration across the entire value chain.

NCC wants to participate in the creation of better value chains that give preference to low-carbon solutions in as many projects as possible, using advanced technical solutions and supporting good collaboration throughout the value chain.

The collaboration has given us thorough understanding of the construction value chain, and an opportunity to look at the value chain openly from different angles, jointly with the other parties. We have learned a lot from the collaboration which has strengthened our belief that construction – and low-carbon construction in particular – is doing together, a joint effort where each member of the value chain plays an important role. The practical development work has allowed us to gather extensive knowledge about wood as a material, what it takes to design wooden buildings and how all this affects the entire construction process.

The value chain collaboration during the development project proved efficient and brought results which will be extremely interesting to adopt in our future projects. The value chain collaboration is a promising area from the viewpoint of future development, and there is a definite need for new development projects.

Picture credits: JKMM Architects, We Land