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.
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
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
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
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