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.
Study the influence of perpendicular to grain compression and creep in 4 to 8 Storey Lightweight Timber Framed Buildings
The aim of this project was to validate the assumption used within the Australian Standard AS1720.1 for calculating compression perpendicular to grain for common timber species and develop pra... Read More
Socio-economic impacts of the forest industry Western Australia
This report examined the employment and economic activity generated by the WA forest industry, and identified the communities in which the industry generates a significant proportion of local ... Read More
Increasing Wood Based Office Fit-out for Sustainable Life Cycle Benefits
This project investigated the common cycle of “fitout-stripout” in large multi-tenanted office buildings which occurs over the life of a building and the resultant physical waste and its assoc... Read More
Implications of NCC 2016 Changes to Deemed-To-Satisfy (DTS) for Mid-Rise Timber Buildings on Supply of Sawn Softwood Timber
The aims of this project were to investigate the Australian timber industry’s ability to benefit from the amendment to the NCC in 216, and supply products appropriate for use in timber-framed ... Read More
Enabling Prefabricated Timber Building Systems in Commercial Construction (PNA324-1314)
This project identifies drivers for, and barriers to, the increased use of prefabricated timber building (PTB) systems in Class 2 to 9 commercial buildings, such as apartments, hotels, office ... Read More
A Study Comparing the Global Warming Potential of Timber and Reinforced Concrete Construction in Office and Apartment Buildings (PNA308a-1213)
This research presents the global warming potential (GWP) from ‘cradle to construction site gate’ for both a hypothetical office building and apartment building, located in New South Wales, Au... Read More
Measuring Installation Productivity on Panelised and Long Span Timber Construction
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
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)
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
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