From innovate treatments that improve the durability of timber and timber products, to new products designed for specific applications and connections that reduce assembly time and costs, this is an invaluable resource.View
Many of the emerging technologies reported on this website were identified in an original report undertaken by the CSIRO for FWPA and completed in 2007. More recent technologies have been identified using an international network of experts assembled by the research team for this project.
A Delphi approach was used as the primary research methodology to evaluate the identified technologies. The Delphi approach aims to obtain consensus amongst a group of experts on issues where subjective opinion must be resolved. In such instances, group opinion is considered more valid than individual opinion. Specifically, a variant called the “Real Time Delphi Technique” was used. This was undertaken in the form of day-long intensive workshops to evaluate the collected technologies – each technology was presented, debated and then scored using a standardised scoring card. Those determined to be of sufficient merit have been included in this website.
A more complete account of the research methodology and detailed findings are contained in the final report from this research.
Principle Researcher – Dr. Perry Forsythe
Structurecraft are a contractor specialising in the engineering, design detailing, supply and fabrication of complex, large and challenging timber structures. Though there is nothing especially groundbreaking about the panelized systems that they use, they occupy a worthwhile link in the supply chain that largely does not currently exist...