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The study presents information about Swedish engineers’ and architects’ main considerations in material selection. It describes the material selection process, including perceptions of wood compared to other materials, the influences of main stakeholders, and how wood construction relates to professional roles and career prospects. Issues related to knowledge about wood as a material, the position wood construction has in the Swedish education and recent developments in wood-based construction techniques are also highlighted. Finally, we present the needs architects and engineers have of wood suppliers. Our results are translated in a number of improvements to increase wood as a construction material in large-scale construction.

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