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From stakeholder engagement to industry promotion, events are a vital and valuable communication channel. If you have an industry-related event that you would like listed here, please contact us.

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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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  • Webinar: ABARES Draft Work Plan 2018-2022

    ABARES produce the national Forest and Wood Product Statistics each 6 months and undertake a number of ongoing longer terms research projects such as the annual Gross Value of Production survey which determines the annual quantity, value and grade of logs harvested. Other activities include the national plantation inventory and periodic mill surveys. This range of wo... Read More


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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This project assessed the market for using small diameter roundwood (such as pulp logs and thinnings from sawlog plantations) as innovative building products. Using steam the poles are bent around a form to produce arched structural members providing a wide range of design options. Roundwood products have a range of advantages over sawn boards such as: improved strength attributes for equivalent cross-sectional area; reduced processing costs, lower embodied energy and reduced wastage due to minimal processing activities.

Senior architecture students from the University of Queensland produced designs for roundwood structures. Some of these concepts were included in a survey emailed to over 1,200 stakeholders representing a broad cross section of forest growers, designers, specifiers, engineers, timber industry representatives and users. The results provided an optimistic view for the potential of small, roundwood structures with 87% of respondents indicating that they liked the overall impression of the designs and concepts, versus 13% who were neutral.

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Level 11, 10-16 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Phone: +61 3 9927 3200
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