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.
Emerging Technologies and Timber Products in Construction
Building houses and light commercial buildings using timber in Australia is a well-developed technology that relies on building site-based and trade-focused practices considered very cost effi... Read More
Technical Evaluation of Environmental Assessment Rating Tools
This study investigated the environmental impact assessment of building products, especially in relation to wood products, as incorporated in existing tools; identified a comprehensive set of ... Read More
Attitudes to the use of Wood as a Structural Material in Non-residential Building Applications: Opportunities for Growth
This project researched the overall confidence in using wood as a structural material in non-residential applications. To determine the key reasons driving specifier confidence, focus groups a... Read More
Recycling and End-of-Life Disposal of Timber Products
This project reviewed issues surrounding the recycling and end-of-life disposal of timber products (including Engineered wood products) in Australia. The review also looked at treated timber w... Read More
The Suitability of Plantation Thinnings as Vineyard Posts
This project investigated the suitability of using thinnings from a range of plantation species as vineyard posts. The hardwood plantation species examined were Eucalyptus grandis, E. globulus... Read More
The In-ground Natural Durability of Australian Timbers
This study conducted a final inspection of the in-ground natural durability field trial at five sites in Australia. In 1968-69, 77 timber species were installed. The best performing timber at... Read More
Insulation Solutions to Enhance the Thermal Resistance of Suspended Timber Floor Systems in Australia
Effective insulation of suspended timber floors will improve the thermal performance of dwellings. Good thermal insulation results from the installation of suitable insulating material(s) as w... Read More
Participation in the European Commission Project: Cooperation for Consensus Standardisation and Interoperability to support e-commerce in the Furniture Sector
In order to keep up with the emerging digital economy the furniture industry in Europe and other regions is seeking a universal agreement for data exchange between entities working in this sec... Read More
Assessing the Effectiveness of a Range of Treatment Options for Protecting Wood Poles against Termite Attack
This study aimed to: Identify the most best treatments for controlling termites in wood power poles Reduce the costs borne by power supply companies associated with controlling termites I... Read More
A Review of Termite Risk Management in Housing Construction
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) were in a position to shed light on the problem of major structural damage from termites in data gathered in its “Australian Housing Survey” con... Read More