FWPA Building Innovations


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  • Structurecraft – an advanced structural timber fabricator

    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... Read More

  • Cut My Timber

    Cut My Timber is a large and technologically advanced network of experienced timber engineers and fabricators. They use BIM and 3DCAD models provided by the contractor, to input into their... Read More

  • Modular housing manufacturing concepts

    Modular housing is not especially new and is a fixed feature of many northern hemisphere countries. Cold weather and the associated problem of limited site construction time, are often the... Read More

  • House chassis with furniture fitout

    A design concept borrowing from innovations in the automobile, electronics, aviation, and ship building industries. Here, buildings are designed based on using an integrated “chassis” whereby... Read More

  • Trimble’s Field Link for structures

    Trimble’s Field Link for Structures software is able to utilise a CAD or BIM file to provide site set out information. For instance corners, columns, anchor bolts and other important set out... Read More

  • BIM and 5D CAD

    Building Information Modelling (BIM) is increasingly used on large building projects and on repetitive design projects such as manufactured housing. It involves an intelligent and integrated 3D... Read More

  • Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)

    SIP panels consist of an insulating foam core, sandwiched between two structural facings typically made from oriented strand board (OSB). The panels come in standard sizes commonly ranging from... Read More

  • SodraSmart

    SödraSmart is a manufactured timber framing member that can be used as a non-load bearing stud or plate for wall framing. The component is made of 3 pieces of timber glued together in a “C”... Read More

  • Smartroof attic storage and room space

    This technology derives from the inexpensive provision of attic storage and room spaces as a design theme. The theme is common in Europe and North America. Roof piches are typically lower in... Read More

  • PHB wall and ceiling planks

    Glued laminated timber planks are glue bonded in conjunction with a double tongue and groove system. The planks range from 100 to 200mm thick and 120 to 560mm wide. They are claimed to be easy to... Read More

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About FWPA

Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA), a not for profit company, is the Australian forestry and wood  products industry’s service provider, investing in research and development, and providing research results and generic promotions to the Australoian industry. FWPA aims to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian forest and wood products industry through innovation, investment in effective and relevant R&D and communication of the results to stakeholders. Read more about FWPA at www.fwpa.com.au

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Forest and Wood Products Australia
Level 11, 10-16 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Phone: +61 3 9927 3200
Fax: +61 3 9927 3288
Email: info@fwpa.com.au