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A market assessment and evaluation of structural roundwood products from hardwood pulp plantations.

Dickson, M., Hopewell, G., Bailleres, H., Switala, J., Thomas, C. and Mackenzie, C. (2011) A market assessment and evaluation of structural roundwood products from hardwood pulp plantations. Project Report. Forest and Wood Products Australia Ltd.

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Roundwood structures have always been used for temporary and low cost shelters and other fleeting structures. Novel concepts for the use of plantation hardwoods in roundwood form in construction were developed and circulated along with an electronic questionnaire to stakeholders representing growers, designers and users of hardwood. Responses indicate that there is a high level of interest in developing products from the emerging small roundwood resource and a detailed program of research was supported and recommended by the majority of participants in the survey.

These results indicate a high level of support for further investigation into the use of plantation hardwood for roundwood components. Respondents representing a wide range of stakeholders have indicated that to gain benefit from a detailed project they would require solutions for connection systems and protection from pests and weathering, indications of cost and assurance of ongoing supply for niche applications, data for strength, acoustic dampening and thermal insulation properties, acceptance by regulatory authorities and training for on-site construction.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Corporate Creators:Forest and Wood Products Australia, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI), Timber Queensland Limited, Agri-Science, Horticulture and Forestry Science
Projects:FWPA PRA154-0910
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission. © 2010 Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited.
Keywords:Final Report Forest plantations; roundwood; sawlogs; hardwood; innovative building products.
Subjects:Technology > Technology (General)
Live Archive:03 Apr 2012 05:24
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:44

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