INTERREG BOTNIA-ATLANTICA AND INTERREG NORD 2014-2020 60 structural elements that can carry and bear heavy loads. – If people understand that this will help society decrease carbon dioxide emissions, then I think in the near future we will see more multistorey buildings made by wood in this region, says Arman. TallWood aims to develop innovative components and computational tools, processes and systems based on fully wooden or hybrid designs to increase the competitiveness of wood construction as a sustainable solution. The actions of the project are divided into seven work packages. These are communication, management and cross-border interaction, development and support for wood-building systems, technical and scientific development, a pan-European approach to building wooden multistorey buildings, multistorey or tall building properties, processes, and demonstration and four pilot or demo building projects to apply some tests and comparison. – We are trying to help the industry and the public to understand the enormous potential of using wood in multistorey buildings, he says. Within the project, house factories and contractors will be more aware of the life cycle costs of multistorey buildings and of wooden component utilisation. We hope to provide some cost-effective wooden hybrid solutions, as a comparison. – Now, we have 20 associate partners, and the number is growing. Beside modelling, testing and measuring, we are trying to evaluate the life-cycle cost and assessment of an ordinarily building and comparing it with a building built by wooden or hybrid elements. We are so proud to be doing this in our region, says Arman. The cross-border cooperation is an important part of the project. – I think, we are getting more knowledge of what is going on in our neighbour regions. How they are dealing with utilising wooden elements in their multistorey buildings.