The optimisation of wood-based mass-panels for Australian building systems

Developing high performance panel construction designs suitable for local manufacture through comprehensive modelling, prototyping, semi-industrial and full-scale manufacturing.

This project aims to deliver technical tools, training and demonstration that will support local industry to supply the building sector with a versatile palette of high performance products from which to design and construct innovative timber buildings. This will include a review of the latest developments in mass-panel products / systems and design, in order to identify priority products / systems that have immediate suitability for the Australian forest product and constructions industries.

We aim to encourage the commercial manufacture and acceptance of a wider range of locally manufactured wood-based building solutions for mid to tall construction projects, by developing tools to support the efficient design and manufacture of select mass-panel product/systems, and providing supporting technical information and test data on the performances of those systems. 

Manufacturing and Digital Design

Project Researchers

  • Review the latest developments in mass-panel products/systems and design.
  • Identify priority products/systems that have immediate suitability for the Australian forest product and constructions industries.
  • Develop tools to support the efficient design and manufacture of select mass-panel product/systems
  • Provide supporting technical information and test data on the performances of developed mass-panel product/systems.
  • Encourage the commercial manufacture and acceptance of a wider range of locally manufactured wood-based building solutions for mid to tall construction projects.
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