30 September 2018
Environment, Resources & Sustainability
Timber-rich construction systems are increasingly being considered for the design of commercial buildings up to 12 stories. Cross laminated timber panels (CLTP) are often used as primary structural and fabric elements in these solutions. Production of CLTP is being planned for northern Tasmania, using timber sawn from the available plantation hardwood estate. However, milling fibre-managed Tasmanian plantation eucalypt logs into dry and graded boards, converting these boards into CLTP and similar products, and using these products in buildings are all novel activities.
This project seeks to determine the structural performance of hardwood CLTP and explore the potential connection system that will allows its reliable and effective use a building’s structure.
This project would be conducted in collaboration with the Discipline of Engineering.
The following eligibility criteria apply to this project:
Candidates from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Knowledge and skills that will be ranked highly include:
Please contact Dr Jacqueline Power for more information.