Attitudes to the use of Wood as a Structural Material in Non-residential Building Applications: Opportunities for Growth

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 and interviews were held with 34 designers/specifiers.

Key findings were: a lack of available information and assistance with timber design; timber marketing that is targeted towards the residential sector and not segmented for specific building applications; lack of tertiary level training; lead times and cost; commercial risk; and the lack of connection detailing and timber fabricators to erect non-residential buildings.

Reference Number:
PN05.1020

Findings Report:
PN05.1020.pdf

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In the spirit of reconciliation, Forest & Wood Products Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, and we acknowledge their connection to the land and their custodianship of Country and forests. We pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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