Helen Goodland – Canada


Public Policies

Helen Goodland is a British architect with an MBA from the University of British Columbia in Canada. She is also a policymaker and business strategist, who believes construction is the one of the most important solutions for climate change and the urbanisation crisis, as well as working with the United Nations Sustainable Building and Climate Initiative’s technical committee that promotes sustainable buildings worldwide, writing manuals leading public policies regarding sustainable materials for constructions, among others. Therefore, she has worked with governments and privates to boost innovation in construction. Moreover, Goodland advocates for research and development investment and training, in order to transform this industry, putting innovation and sustainability into practice.

John Moore – New Zealand



John Moore has a PhD in forest resources from Oregon State University and has vast experience conducting researches in stand dynamics and growth-growing stock relationships, quantification of realised genetic gain for growth and wood property traits, wood quality in planted forests, effects of forest management on the risk of wind damage and allometry and biomechanics of trees in planted forests.

He works generating knowledge in timber construction, in order to improve its properties, encourage its use in the industry and also to promote sustainable building construction.

Hermann Kaufmann – Austria


Hermann Kaufmann is an Austrian architect from the Technical University of Innsbruck and the Technical University of Vienna. He works with wood as a construction material, inspired by his family of carpenters and the legacy of his hometown Vorarlberg, which is known for its timber industry.

His work revolves around the pursue for holistic solutions for sustainable and modern constructions, focusing on energy efficient building and pushing the limits of wood as a construction material. Moreover, he works as a professor of architecture, specialized in wood, at the Technical University of Munich, but has inspired several of his students throughout his career as a professor in varied universities, not only in Austria, but also in countries like Liechtenstein and Slovenia.

Stefan Winter – Germany


Stefan Winter is a German civil engineer from the Technical University of Munich and the Technical University Darmstadt. He has a PhD in composite steel and concrete structures, and ever since he has taught at many universities, such as the Technical University of Munich, where he was later appointed full professor at the Chair of Timber Construction and Structural Design, and also at the University of Leipzig.

His research focuses on timber construction, fire safety in timber buildings, multi-story timber structures, energy-efficient timber construction and building modernization with prefabricated components, adhesives for load-bearing timber structures, life cycle analyses and life cycle assessments.