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.
03.11.21: Timber Usage in Residential Construction 2017-18 dataset: Report on methodology and results
The FWPA has supported research to better understand timber usage in residential construction which is a major market for timber and engineered wood products. However, the quantity of woo... Read More
30.08.21: Estimating the implications of net-zero targets
With the recent publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report providing more evidence of the need for urgent action to address climate change, Australian... Read More
15.06.21: Estimating the benefits of an emissions reduction fund method for the use of timber products in buildings
The introduction of Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) method has the potential to directly assist Australia in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by incentivising greater use of sustaina... Read More
12.05.21: Timber Framed Residential Housing: Thermal Bridging & The path to 7 Star NatHERS
The Australian and State and Territory Governments will introduce more stringent thermal performance requirements for residential homes in the next revision of the National Construction Code d... Read More
07.12.20: Benefit Cost Analyses of FWPA R&D projects: November 2020
FWPA contracted Natural Capital Economics to undertake an economic impact assessment of four randomly selected projects. The sample was selected from projects that were funded and completed be... Read More
07.12.20: Six Storey Timber Framed Building's Movement and Moisture Content
The aim of this project was to obtain real data on the temperature, relative humidity, moisture content of timber and vertical displacement of a real, six-storey timber-framed building, during... Read More
05.05.20: Australian Plantation Fire Database Update
Disclaimer: The information you provide in this submission will be used, as outlined, to develop a historical database of plantations fire events in Australia. The information will be disclose... Read More
09.04.20: Practical Measures to Build Climate and Disaster Resilience at the local, regional and national level – AS3959 and timber construction
This report has been prepared to provide a review of the development of the Australian Standard Framework (Australian Standard AS 3959 and the related test methods and material standards) for ... Read More
06.04.20: A Meta-Analysis of Benefit-Cost-Assessments for Australian Forest and Wood Products RD&E Investments (PRE495-1920)
This project was developed to provide a detailed meta-analysis of Benefit-cost Analysis (BCAs) of RD&E investment undertaken within the forestry and wood processing industry over the past ... Read More
03.04.20: National desktop review of bushfire building regulations
The recent tragic 2019/20 bushfires in Australia have demonstrated the devastation that can be reigned on Australian communities by the rugged and natural Australian landscapes with questions ... Read More