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.
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
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
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
Database capture of individual significant-scale Australian forestry plantation fire losses
FWPA has developed a report and database capturing historical information on larger-scale Australian plantation fire losses. The aim of the report was to build a knowledge base that wil... Read More
High-Tech Modular Building Components with High Contents of Australian Hardwoods
The project aim was to create a competitive platform to enable a significant increase of hardwood use by the Australian building and construction sectors. This was to be enabled by des... Read More
Characteristic Perpendicular to Grain Bearing Test on Common Australian and Imported Timber Species PNA462-1718
The aim of this study was to re-establish the characteristic perpendicular to grain values for common timber species used in construction from Australia and overseas and to develop a method to... Read More
Productivity in Multi-storey Mass Timber Construction
This project utilised photogrammetry methods to measure installation productivity of CLT panels in a medium-rise timber building. The analysis of the data indicated that an average floor cycle... Read More
Strength verification of MDF products and fitness for purpose in structural application: Assessment of the structural behaviours and fitness for purpose of MDF stair solutions
The aim of this project was to demonstrate that MDF products are safe for structural applications, in protected environments, in particular stairs. Thus, providing benefits to industry by vali... Read More
Australian Wood Product Manufacturers - Environmental Life Cycle Inventory Update
The aim of this project was to update the environmental Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data for Australian-produced wood products. The pre-existing data was last collected by CSIRO for the 2005-06... Read More
Trialling the Value of RFID Technology in Prefabricated Timber Construction
This project addressed the potential value that the use of Radio- Frequency Identification Technology (RFID) can add to prefabricated timber construction and to undertake basic development of ... Read More