New applications of timber in non-traditional market segments, high rise residential and non-residential (commercial) buildings

Most of the timber used in the Australian built environment is presently for low‐rise residential construction. This market share is under constant erosion from competitive systems; therefore, entry into non‐traditional sectors would benefit the industry through a wider market portfolio of building type applications, and a higher value product system development.

The project analysed building designs in order to estimate the size and value of the market sector in commercial and high‐rise residential buildings; established the major building systems used in these sectors, and why these systems are popular (major attractiveness of current systems) and scoped two current timber systems (Cassette Flooring and Access floors) that have the opportunity to increase timber volumes in these markets.

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