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.
Determination of Acceptable Levels of Preservative Treated Timber in Timber Reuse Applications
Project number:PRA187-1011 Findings Report:Final_report_-_Review_of_PN09_1074.pdf Read More
Development of an Embodied CO2 Emissions Module for AccuRate
AccuRate is a residential energy rating software for Australia developed by CSIRO. As building design becomes more energy aware, 'AccuRate' helps builders and architects understand and improve... Read More
Assessment of future trends in size and design preference for domestic and light commercial decking applications
This report describes a review of the decking market in Australia and overseas. It found that whilst dominated by hardwood, particularly imported hardwood, it may face increasing competition f... Read More
Timber product opportunities in the house remodelling market
The purpose of this project was to review the research findings and assist industry in determining strategic direction to improve the overall response to the Alterations and Additions sector. ... Read More
Innovative engineered timber building systems for non-residential applications, utilising timber concrete composite flooring capable of spanning up to 8 to 10m
This project has developed technologies for prefabricated structural systems constructed from engineered wood products for floors and building frames, suitable for buildings up to eight storie... Read More
Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Alternative Constructions of a Typical Australian House Design
This LCA study assessed the total energy utilized and emissions generated when building, operating and, ultimately, demolishing a typical Australian, 5-star energy rated home over a 50-year li... Read More
Pine timber roof environments in Western Australia and its susceptibility to European House Borer
In January 2004 the exotic pest European House Borer (EHB), (Hylotrupes bajulus) was found in Perth’s eastern suburbs. EHB is a pest of seasoned, untreated pine wood and timber, infesting dead... Read More
Socio-economic impacts of land use change in the Green Triangle and Central Victoria: Final summary of findings of the Land Use Change project
This study aims to understand the social and economic impacts of the changes to land use in the region over recent time. Between 1991 and 2006 changes included: expansion of bluegum plantation... Read More
Comparison of Test Cell Thermal Performance and The Empirical Validation of AccuRate in a Cool Temperate Climate
Contemporary building codes demand houses reach a 5 star energy level, and in future a 6 star level will be mandatory. The thermal performance of a new house design is predicted using AccuRate... Read More
Contemporary sound and fire rated timber framed construction practices for low rise building
In 1994 there was no market for fire and sound rated timber framing; it now accounts for more than $100 million of timber sales in Australia annually. Technological change meant the Multi Resi... Read More