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.
Timber construction in residential buildings (Increasing the use of wood products in residential construction)
This report is available as an FWPA Investment Plan, please click here to access. Reference Number: PRA199-1011 Read More
Research and development (R&D) co-ordination and funding models in jurisdictions outside Australia for the forest and wood products sector
This project investigated various forest and wood product R&D co-ordination and funding models used in USA, Canada, EU, Finland, Germany and China. Analysis was based on research reports, ... Read More
A Manual for Decorative Wood Veneering Technology
Using decorative veneers and veneered panels in high value appearance wood products allows a small volume of timber to be extended substantially and enables furniture, cabinet and joinery manu... Read More
Opportunities for post-consumer H2F treated ‘blue-pine’ off-cuts and resource recovery exemption application for end-of-life wood
Disposing of waste H2F-treated offcuts is a concern for many frame and truss manufacturers. This project analysed the waste disposal and recycling problems of H2F blue-pine consumers (i.... Read More
Prefabricated Timber Ground Floor Systems Final Summary Report
For new residential and commercial building owners, having an economical, easy to install timber floor system creates many more design options. This research project has developed a practical... Read More
Fire Safety Engineering Design of Combustible Façades
Architects are increasingly using sustainable materials in the design of building façades. This presents challenges to regulators since the existing requirements in the National Construction ... Read More
Technical Manuals For Timber Service Life Design Guide
These manuals are backing document to the Timber Service Life design guide that is available on WoodSolutions, click here to view. The vision for developing durability design procedures for t... Read More
Cost-Benefit Analysis of three selected FWPA Projects: On board computers, Formaldehyde testing of wood panels and Vineyard post treatment - April 2013
Three FWPA projects, On board computers (PNC119-0809), Formaldehyde testing of wood panels (PNB035-0506) and Vineyard post treatment (PNB049-0809), were selected at random to have a cost: bene... Read More
Life Cycle Assessment of a cross laminated timber building
This project investigates the environmental performance associated with building, operating (heating, cooling, hot water and lighting systems) and end-of-life of the new multi-storey, cross la... Read More
Demonstrating legal wood products: Part I, II & III
Part I - Industry Benchmarking: timber and timber products This report investigated the current due-diligence measures for illegally logged wood undertaken by twenty-eight Australian importer... Read More