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.
Transition strategies: Accelerating social acceptance and removing the barriers to prefabricated multi-storey timber urban infill developments in Australia using CLT construction systems
This report reviewed and formulated strategies for increasing the uptake of and social acceptance of living in multi-storey cross-laminated timber(CLT)-constructed buildings in infill developm... Read More
A Review and Update of Emerging Technologies in Residential Timber Construction
This project reviewed and updated a pre-existing audit of emerging technologies (ETs) relevant to timber residential construction; identified and rated new ETs; and developed a web-deliverable... Read More
The case for renewed development in plantations Identifying forest values and the constraints to attainment – Stage one and two
High upfront costs, high opportunity costs due to the long time period before harvest and insufficient revenue stream to compensate for risk makes investment in long rotation plantations econo... Read More
Determining optimised H3 LOSP treatment options for decay protection in softwood glulam
The objective of this research was to examine the LOSP treatment options available for H3 exposed glulam of Pinus radiata and P. elliottii. Test specimens were treated before or after gluing w... Read More
Reducing Fire Regulatory Barriers and Standards on Timber and Wood Products
As a result of recent devastating bushfires, more restrictions have been placed on timber used in and around buildings. In addition, the use of timber in commercial buildings higher than two s... Read More
A market assessment and evaluation of structural roundwood products from hardwood pulp plantations
This project assessed the market for using small diameter roundwood (such as pulp logs and thinnings from sawlog plantations) as innovative building products. Using steam the poles are bent ar... Read More
Timber in multi-residential, commercial and industrial building: Recognising opportunities and constraints
This report explores the potential increased use of timber and wood products in building construction, particularly in the growing multi-residential (i.e. units, hotels, etc.), commercial (i.e... Read More
Review of policies and investment models to support continued plantation investment in Australia
Is it going to be profitable and how long will it take to get a return?’ are key questions investors in Australian timber plantations are bound to ask. Despite the strong demand for sawn timbe... Read More
LCA Study Investigating the Impact of Construction on Sloping Sites
The building sector is increasingly aware of the environmental impact of buildings. In Australia buildings produce approximately 23% of this country’s total Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. Li... Read More
Australian Outdoor Timber and Infrastructure Market
This report examined the current national market size and priorities (including lost opportunities) for outdoor and infrastructure timber such as agricultural rounds, outdoor structural and la... Read More