The Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW) is a broad, multidisciplinary research and education group centred within the University of Tasmania’s School of Architecture and Design. It aspires to be a national leader in sustainable design, building and applications with timber and wood products.
CSAW aims to foster the use of timber and wood products as building materials that are efficient, economic, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. To continue achieving this, CSAW acts to:
- Provide high quality research, development and extension (RD&E) services and education focused on timber production and use.
- Be effective in its collaborations.
- Adapt and change in response to varying industry and professional needs.
- Be efficient in its publication and grant application.
Established in 1996, CSAW’s ongoing success is largely due to its open and collaborative approach to timber-focused RD&E project, education and affiliated activities.
CSAW maintains collaborative relationships with industry, external research organisations in Australia and internationally, and with colleagues throughout the University of Tasmania. It has active integration with the School of Engineering, and the Disciplines of Biological Sciences, and School of Information and Communication Technology.