There is currently one Higher Degree by Research opportunity associated with a Future Timber Hub Project.
This project proposes to investigate the combination of manufacturing automation and digital fabrication skillsets to create timber joints and systems which have more intelligence and construction efficiencies as compared with current proprietary timber construction systems. Of particular focus is development of assembly methods that extend current post-and-beam and panellised tall timber construction systems. Project development is to include three stages: design and prototyping of new digitally-fabricated systems; assessment of systems for market, manufacturing, performance, and construction feasibility; and testing and analysis of feasible technologies towards full-scale utilisation.
For more information please contact the UQ Graduate School.