Reports - Market Access
The Market Access category covers research projects that evaluate national and international market trends to enable industry to develop business and industry development strategies.
These projects develop and improve products matched to market needs, and continue to expand markets for wood products.
Key goals include creating greater value in wood products by developing knowledge and technology to increase timber construction in residential, commercial and industrial buildings; appearance grade timber products and markets; and sustainable wood products.
Measuring Installation Productivity on Panelised and Long Span Timber Construction , 14th December 2016
This project investigated the understanding of the barriers and drivers effecting up-take of panelised and off-site manufactured structural timber building systems. The project sought to impro... Read More
Overcoming psychological barriers to widespread acceptance of mass timber construction in Australia , 29th August 2016
This project investigated the barriers and hurdles to a widespread adoption of Mass Timber Construction (MTC) in Australia and explored the acceptance of methods specifically designed to overc... Read More
Industrial heat credits and the Renewable Energy Target (PRA399-1516), 15th April 2016
This report looks at the role that renewable heat credits could play in both the current RET of 33 TWh in 2020 and modelled scenario of 66 TWh of renewable electricity in 2030. Note that the A... Read More
Improving Thermal Efficiency in Lightweight Construction: mass timber as thermal mass, 17th March 2016
The research aimed to obtain new data to inform opportunities to further improve the thermal efficiency of light-weight, timber framed, small to medium scaled buildings. The principle ta... Read More
Improving Thermal Efficiency in Lightweight Construction: Subfloor Insulation, 18th December 2015
This research was undertaken to obtain new data to inform the challenges facing the construction of thermally efficient, light-weight, timber framed, small-scale buildings. The report focuses ... Read More
Life Cycle Assessment of a 5 Storey Residential Building in Parkville, 27th July 2015
This study compares the life cycle environmental impacts of two multilevel residential buildings built in Australia. The first building (‘Study building’) incorporated an innovativ... Read More
Review of new and emerging international wood modification technologies , 10th July 2015
The specific objectives of this review were to: Summarise current technical literature on wood modification technologies, their likely future direction and market opportunities. Cons... Read More
Increasing deemed to satisfy height limits for timber construction Cost benefit analysis, 9th June 2015
This study undertook an analysis of net benefits obtained from increasing the height allowances for the deemed to satisfy (DTS) provisions in the National Construction Code (NCC) for timber co... Read More
The effect of post-treatment machining and accelerated weathering on the fire test performance of Chemco FRXtreated western red cedar, 22nd May 2015
Opportunities for using western red cedar on the exterior of buildings in bushfire-prone areas are limited by the requirements of Australian Standard (AS) 3959 Construction of buildings in bus... Read More
Final Report For Commercial Building Costing Cases Studies – Traditional Design versus Timber Project, 1st April 2015
This project developed realistic timber costing information for building professionals in the non-housing building sector. It compared the cost of constructing four commercial building... Read More