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Mass-timber Construction in Australia: Is CLT the only answer?

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McGavin, R. L. and Dakin, T. (2020) Mass-timber Construction in Australia: Is CLT the only answer? Bioresources, 15 (3). pp. 4642-4645.


Article Link: https://doi.org/10.15376/biores.15.3.4642-4645


Wood-based mass-panels (WBMP) are emerging as an attractive construction product for large-scale residential and commercial construction. Australia is following the lead of Europe and North America with several recent projects being completed using predominately cross-laminated timber panels (CLT). These sawn timber-based panels offer some key advantages to the construction and sawmilling industry. However, veneer-based mass-panel (VBMP) systems could offer additional benefits including the more efficient use of the available forest resources to produce WBMPs that have equivalent to superior performance to CLT. Research to confirm the expected technical viability of veneer-based systems is required. VBMPs could provide a valuable contribution, alongside CLT, to the Australian timber products market.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Subjects:Forestry > Research. Experimentation
Forestry > Forestry machinery and engineering
Forestry > Exploitation and utilization
Live Archive:25 Aug 2020 00:25
Last Modified:28 Sep 2023 22:52

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