• Erika Loučanová Technical university in Zvolen
  • Miriam Olšiaková Technical University in Zvolen
  • Martina Nosáľová Technical University in Zvolen
  • Hubert Paluš Technical University in Zvolen


innovation, buildings, wood-based structures, construction, design, attitudes


Sustainable development is the topic associated with economic growth, and it is discussed with the need to find a way how to satisfy requirements of the present generation without compromising the limits of future generations, guaranteeing the balance between economic growth, care for the environment and social well-being. This idea is analysed within different industries including the building industry looking for the possibilities to meet housing demands in accordance with environmental and health requirements. Therefore, the importance of innovation in the building construction material for sustainable growth focusing on wood-based structures represented by eco-innovation and alternatives to brick buildings in this context is still growing. The results of the survey aimed at investigating the perception of respondents towards various construction types of buildings with reference to reverse thinking is presented in the paper. A questionnaire survey was applied allowing to collect information based on the answers of the investigated sample of respondents in Slovakia to various facts regarding their perception of selected construction types of buildings. Subsequently, the obtained facts were compared to find out the influence of construction type on the choice of family houses of the respondents and, paradoxically, the design effect if they did not have more information about the construction type. Based on the results, the design of family houses significantly influences the decision-making of respondents when choosing a family house unless they have more specific information about its construction.


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How to Cite

Loučanová, E., Olšiaková, M., Nosáľová, M., & Paluš, H. (2023). PERCEPTION OF SELECTED TYPES OF FAMILY HOUSES WITH REGARD TO WOOD-BASED STRUCTURES. Acta Facultatis Xylologiae Zvolen, 65(1), 147–160. Retrieved from