Digital Academy for a Sustainable Built Environment

DASBE is a hub for upskilling, capacity building and education in the construction sector.  DASBE will deliver green skills in programmes covering the circular economy, energy efficiency and digital skills. 

DASBE is a unique collaboration of higher education institutes and industry partners with the shared aim to be agile and responsive to the upskilling needs of the contruction industry.


The purpose of the WOODigital project (2020-22) is to improve the digital skills - Industry 4.0 - of young Europeans (ages 18 to 35) working or interested in working in the wood and furniture sector, through dual (VET - vocational education and training) training methodology.

VET dual training combines activities carried out in both the training center and in companies. In other words, it is a work-based training modality.

WOODigital will first identify the digital skills and competencies needed by young people working or interested in working in the wood and furniture sector. Then a new joint curriculum will be designed in order to meet these needs, based on this a training course will be developed (in 5 languages), and, finally, this course will be integrated in a online platform as an open and free online course. The course will be validated through a pilot course among at least 75 young people, 25 of whom will participate in a 10 days dual training stay in Italy.

Circular business models in the Wood & Furniture sector

The FURN360 online training course allows you to acquire the knowledge needed to transform your organisation into a circular furniture company.

The course includes 8 learning modules:

  1. Circular economy: an introduction, to acquire a general overview of the concept.
  2. Circular economy in the furniture industry, to understand the challenges and opportunities in the furniture sector.
  3. Circular business model innovation in the furniture industry, to learn about new business strategies that can be implemented in your company.
  4. Business management in the circular furniture industry, to be aware of how to manage your organisation in the circular economy paradigm.
  5. Sustainability in the circular furniture industry, to understand and select the appropriate tools and instruments that support a green transformation of the industry.
  6. Marketing circular furniture, to be able to communicate and sell circular products to new markets and customers.
  7. Advanced Key Enabling Technologies, to see how new technologies could support the implementation of green practices in the furniture production process.
  8. Mini-case challenge, to use the knowledge acquired to tackle a real problem facing a furniture company.

Introduction to Timber Specification

Forest Industries Ireland's new free online timber specification CPD series will cover a range of topics and you will learn WHY to use it, HOW to use it and WHEN to use it. 

These courses will cover topics such as :

  • Sustainability
  • Structural Timber
  • Durability and Preservatives
  • Landscape Applications
  • Timber frame
  • And many more