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Carpenter Prize 2015 awarded to Professor Poul Henning Kirkegaard

Professor Poul Henning Kirkegaard, Department of Engineering, has been awarded the Danish Carpenter Prize (Tømrerpris) for his work with wood as a building material.

2015.05.18 | Institut for Ingeniørvidenskab

Professor Poul Henning Kirkegaard

The prize is valued at DKK 150,000 and is awarded once a year by the Copenhagen Carpenter’s Guild (Københavns Tømrerlaug) to people or companies that help to focus on options for timber-based materials in buildings of the future.

Professor Kirkegaard is one of the few Danish researchers who works with timber in building construction.

He is particularly interested in cross-laminated wood and its use as a competitive alternative to concrete, brick and plasterboard.

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