Lau Tidemann Poulsen, a school training instructor at AARHUS TECH, is a true visionary with a mission to enhance education in a greener direction. Lau aims to introduce the use of sustainable materials in the training of young carpenters in the building trades education at AARHUS TECH.
"I have long contemplated how we can shift our focus from the use of new materials in our education to more sustainable materials. It's high time we change that culture and habit", says Lau Tidemann Poulsen, School Training Instructor at AARHUS TECH.
THE UPCYCL will assist AARHUS TECH in implementing sustainable materials as a replacement for newly produced materials.
Specifically, AARHUS TECH will look into THE UPCYCL's catalog in the future when the wood education program initiates new experiments and building projects, selecting leftover materials for the projects instead of purchasing new materials. In this way, AARHUS TECH is contributing to reducing the amount of waste wood and limiting the consumption of virgin materials.
AARHUS TECH is one of the country's largest vocational schools and has been dedicated to meeting the needs of the business world since its establishment in 1828. The school consists of three campuses and offers a wide range of youth education programs as well as adult and continuing education.
In the wood trades building education at AARHUS TECH, students work on all kinds of carpentry, including roof structures, stairs, carports, and dormers. Students gain a solid understanding of different types of wood and other building materials, as well as an introduction to both traditional and modern craftsmanship techniques. The education leads to specialization as a carpenter, floor layer, or thatcher.