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R&DWorks webinars are invaluable opportunities to catch up with the latest research results and best practice processes. On this page you’ll find links to recorded presentations.

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  • Predictive relationships to assist fertiliser use decision-making in eucalypt plantation...

    This FWPA funded project represents collaboration between several forest growers across southern Australia and focussed on developing practical methods for identifying plantations more likely to show significant growth responses to fertiliser.  

    Chris Szota is a plant ecophysiologist, with experience in studying nutrient uptake mechanisms and drought tolerance at restored mine-sites and eucalypt plantations.  

    Chris worked as a Silvicultural Research Forester in Albany, WA from 2006 to 2010 and now works as a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.  

    Chris’ current role involves projects focussed on using vegetated systems to reduce the volume of polluted stormwater generated by urban areas; specifically green roofs, biofiltration systems and street tree systems.  

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  • Solid Timber Floor installation

    Wednesday 20th August 11.00 am - 12 noon AEST Solid Timber Floor Installation

    There are there important steps when laying a solid timber floor.

    • Know your products
    • Know your  installation environment
    • Lay accordingly

    It sounds simple but for those who don’t understand this, things can go terribly wrong.

    During this webinar we will take you through the WoodSolutions, Timber Flooring – Design guide for installation. Understand this and you are on the road to consistently successful floor installations. This design guide is also to be updated so you will also hear of some the upcoming changes.

    David Hayward is an engineer who has worked in the timber and timber flooring industries for more than 25 years. As technical manager for the Australian Timber Flooring Association, David is involved with research work, training and promotion of sound flooring practice through the development of various technical publications.

    David also assists manufacturers with quality assurance and sits on the Australian Standards Committees that deal with the manufacture of solid timber flooring. 

    He is frequently called upon to inspect and report on flooring performance issues which at times has taken him throughout Australia and overseas. 

    David is valued throughout the industry for his knowledge in timber flooring and his willingness to share this with others.



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FWPA publishes two industry newsletters, R&DWorks and ForWood. In addition, the WoodSolutions newsletter addresses architects, building designers, engineers and others who are involved in specifying the choice of building materials.

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Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA), a not-for-profit company, is the forestry and wood industry’s service provider, investing in research and development, and providing research results to the forest and wood products industry in Australia. FWPA aims to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian forest and wood products industry through innovation, and investment in effective and relevant R&D.

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Phone: +61 3 9927 3200
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