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.
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
Improving Thermal Efficiency in Lightweight Construction: Subfloor Insulation
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cost-Benefit Analysis of Three Selected FWPA
This project undertook a Cost-Benefit Analysis of three randomly selected FWPA-funded research projects. They were assessed against three investment criteria: Net Present Value (NPV), Benefit ... Read More
Structural Engineer’s Timber Design Software Review and Recommendations
While structural analysis software is used regularly for timber used in domestic residential applications, there has been a lack of knowledge on suitable software for non-residential or commer... Read More
Extension of the Concession which Allows Timber Framed Construction in Class 2 Buildings to Include Class 3 Buildings
Timber construction in multi-residential buildings has been restricted by building regulations, often without a basis in science. This project investigated extending the building code provisi... Read More