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Assembly connections on the construction site

The aim of the project is to develop self-centred connections ready to be tested for assembly of different types of wood elements such as CLT, glulam, LVL and structural timber.

There is a deficit of affordable housing in Sweden in particular. The rate of production of housing therefore needs to increase while the cost situation needs to be reduced. In addition, construction needs to be climate smarter. Wood is the building material that is best considered from a climate point of view. Wood is ideal for prefabricating industrially to a level of measurement accuracy that far exceeds what is customary in construction. Wood also grows in our vicinity and is a national resource. The innovation of the current project is to simplify, cheapen and improve by borrowing and further developing technology from one industry to another.

The aim of the project is to develop self-centred connections ready to be tested for installation of different types of wood elements. The expected longer-term effects are to shorten the time and increase the precision of installation on the construction site, thereby improving the quality of the design, increasing the efficiency of the construction site and thus reducing the total construction cost.

The project is a natural continuation of the project Spin-off from the furniture industry to the construction industry financed by Vinnova (reference number 2018–04332).



Project name

Assembly connections



RISE role in project

Coordinator, Project leader

Project start


3 year and 9 month

Total budget

3 000 000 SEK


KTH, Södra Skogsägarna ekonomisk förening


Kamprad Family Foundation


Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

5. Gender equality
12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Climate action
Lars Blomqvist

Contact person

Lars Blomqvist

+46 10 516 62 70

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