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.
FLOOR PERFORMANCE ISSUES: The interaction between adhesives, flooring profile design and floor performance (PART A)
This project evaluated commonly available methods for determining the moisture content in concrete slabs. Through the processes of testing and evaluation the Advanced Timber Concepts Research ... Read More
Interim Industry Standard Recycled Timber – Visually Stress Graded Recycled Decorative Products
Recycled wood has many aesthetic and environmental benefits but until now there has been no grading standard for recycled timber being used in both structural applications and non-structural d... Read More
Eight year final inspection of model windows exposed in the accelerated field simulator
Over eight years this research measured a window exposure trial designed to assess the efficacy of various wood preservatives and treatment schedules for ash eucalypts, in comparison to light ... Read More
New applications of timber in non-traditional market segments, high rise residential and non-residential (commercial) buildings
Most of the timber used in the Australian built environment is presently for low‐rise residential construction. This market share is under constant erosion from competitive systems; therefore,... Read More
Dynamics of Carbon Stocks in Timber in Australian Residential Housing
The role of harvested wood products in the global carbon cycle has been considered in scientific analysis of greenhouse gas emissions for some time. This study aimed to develop improved estim... Read More
Mechano-Sorptive Nailplate Backout in Nailplated Timber Trusses
Plated timber trusses are used in most Australian homes. They’re a reliable and cost-effective solution. However, problems with trusses were reported in 2002. In the decades since construction... Read More
LCI Forestry and Wood Products Project Report 4 for Forest and Wood Products Australia
Growing, mining, manufacturing, distributing, using and finally disposing of products uses resources and energy, and creates pollution emissions that have a detrimental affect on the environme... Read More
Wood recovery and recycling: A source book for Australia
The source book provides a ‘map’ for transforming wood waste into wood resource. It begins by presenting an overview of wood waste, including the definition of wood waste, types of wood waste ... Read More
Construction techniques and building material decisions of Australia's largest home builders - Summary
This report examines construction techniques and the building materials purchasing decisions made by Australia’s largest volume builders. The HIA surveyed the top 20 Australian residential vol... Read More
Impact of carbon trading on wood products
This report explores the potential impact of carbon trading on wood products and key competitors.Under a scheme design where all emitters are required to pay the full cost of their greenhouse ... Read More