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Introduction and presentation

In recent years we have witnessed a growing and worldwide interest in timber construction. In Spain, this interest has been strongly felt in many different areas of society. Architecture and engineering, designers, builders and carpenters, and the general public are strongly seduced by wood.

There are several reasons why wood has become the material of choice in cutting-edge building design. Efficiency and sustainability criteria, enormous possibilities for architectural creativity, standardisation of products and calculations, technological advances in manufacturing and assembly, among others, are some of the reasons why there is an increasing demand for more wood, more projects with wood and more training in wood construction.

In order to provide a solid response to the demand for training, the Construction with Wood research group of the Polytechnic University of Madrid and the Gómez-Pintado Foundation propose the 3rd Construction with Wood Course, oriented towards the design and execution of wooden structures in new buildings, with a marked technical, theoretical and practical character. Previous knowledge of structural design and calculation is required to take advantage of the course. The teaching staff is made up of prestigious and experienced professionals. The course includes more than 200 net hours of classroom and laboratory practice, in addition to visits to construction sites and companies. The agenda and timetable have been designed to facilitate maximum compatibility.

The collaboration with the Gómez-Pintado Foundation has made it possible to tackle this new edition in a more ambitious way, extending the scope of the course to real estate development sectors and facilitating access to scholarships for people in training or actively seeking employment.

Detailed information can be found by downloading the complete and updated dossier. ► Download dossier

Technical Information


  • ETSI Montes, Forestal y del Medio Natural, UPM.
  • ETS de Arquitectura, UPM.

Dates and schedule

  • 22/10/2020-23/04/2021
  • Thursday and Friday, 15:30 to 20:45.

Duration and modality

  • 200 net hours of classroom and telematic classes (dual *), equivalent to 20 ECTS.
    * See Covid-19 eventuality clause.


  • Miguel Esteban
  • Francisco Arriaga
  • Guillermo Íñiguez
  • Ignacio Bobadilla
  • Almudena Majano
  • Antonio Lara
  • José Ramón Aira
  • Beatriz González
  • Ana Elisa Rodríguez

Timber Construction 3rd Ed. 2020-2021
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