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Kyra Wood

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Kyra Wood

Research Fellow in Timber Design and Construction
CSAW
Architecture and Design

Room T40B , Architecture & Design

+61 03 6324 4487 (phone)

kyra.wood@utas.edu.au

General Responsibilities

Delivery and management of projects funded by the National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (NIFPI).

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Fields of Research

  • Architectural heritage and conservation (330103)
  • Architectural science and technology (330105)
  • Public participation and community engagement (330405)

Research Objectives

  • Timber materials (120306)
  • Social ethics (130304)

Publications

Total publications

7

Journal Article

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Nichols J, Wood K, Fong D, Avey S, Dewi C, et al., 'The Aceh Method': archiving the endangered languages of vernacular architecture', International Journal of Intangible Heritage, 15 pp. 42-59. ISSN 1975-3586 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Hassan B, Morrell JJ, Wood K, 'Effect of a water repellent treatment on moisture behavior of three Australian hardwoods: A preliminary report', Proceedings IRG Annual Meeting 2021, 01-02 November 2021, online, pp. 1-16. ISSN 2000-8953 (2020) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2020Wood KC, Morrell JJ, Leggate W, 'Enhancing the durability of low durability Eucalyptus plantation species: A review of strategies', Proceedings IRG Annual Meeting 2020, 10 - 11 June 2020, online, pp. 1-19. ISSN 2000-8953 (2020) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Wood KC, 'Displacement for conservation: one of the adverse impacts of cultural world heritage management in Hue, Vietnam', 2012 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
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2017Wood KC, 'Collaborative urban design for stakeholder engagement in World Cultural Heritage conservation: a practical study in the context of the citadel wall in Huế, Vietnam' (2017) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Wood K, 'The Tasmanian women making waves in the built environment', Tasmanian Timber, Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board, Australia, 5 March 2021 (2021) [Magazine Article]

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2020Wood K, 'Timber durability study', Tasmanian Country Hour, ABC Radio, Australia, 08 July 2020 (2020) [Media Interview]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

7

Total funding

$1,572,930

Projects

Optimising the adhesive performance of mass timber products made from fibre-managed Eucalyptus nitens (2021)$20,000
Description
The primary aim of this study is to optimize the adhesive performance of glued laminated timber (GLT) and cross laminated timber (CLT) made from fibre-managed Eucalyptus nitens. The research will use a mixed methods approach, including literature review, sample prototyping with various processing parameters, testing and data analysis. The output is required to be a two-minute video which will be judged by the competition sponsors against three other selected finalists in the competition.
Funding
Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited ($20,000)
Scheme
National University Wood Challenge
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wood K; Ettelaei A; Hou J; Meldrum SI; Taoum A
Year
2021
Investigating the movement of moisture in mass timber elements made from Eucalyptus nitens (2020)$7,680
Funding
University of Tasmania ($7,680)
Scheme
null
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wood K
Year
2020
Sensing technology and digital tools to support decision-making in hardwood timber drying (2019 - 2021)$358,750
Description
A Tasmanian based project aiming to develop and validate a timber drying technology suite with an accompanying decision support tool app, for higher value product recovery across the wider timber industry in Australia and overseas.
Funding
FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation ($315,000)
Collaborators
Britton Timbers ($20,000); McKay Investments Pty Ltd ($3,750); Porta Mouldings Pty Ltd ($5,000); Sustainable Timber Tasmania ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nolan G; Lee MW; Vega Rivero MH; Williams DR; Wood K
Period
2019 - 2021
Developing Laminated structural elements from fibre-managed plantation hardwood (2019 - 2022)$245,000
Description
This project will develop the grading, jointing and gluing expertise and results necessary for the productionof structurally reliable glue laminated elements from boards from a fibre-managed plantation hardwoodresource.
Funding
FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation ($200,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Taoum A; Nolan G; Sigrist C; Wood K
Period
2019 - 2022
New methods of reliably demonstrating species durability in commercially relevant timeframes. (2019 - 2021)$275,000
Description
This project explores ways in which to demonstrate acceptable durability of natural and modified Tasmanian hardwood species in commercially relevant timeframes, tests material not covered by current durability standards, and establishes longer duration comparative trials of testing processes and material performance.
Funding
FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation ($275,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation
Research Team
Wood K; Morrell J; Nolan G
Period
2019 - 2021
Increasing the durability and other material characteristics of Tasmanian hardwoods (2018 - 2021)$330,000
Description
This project focuses on increasing the desirable material characteristics of Tasmanian hardwood species: Tasmanian oak and plantation hardwoods, for use in several product groups: sawn appearance board, cladding, veneer-based products and glue assembled products: glulam and cross laminated timber (CLT).
Funding
FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation ($320,000)
Collaborators
Neville Smith Forest Products ($5,000); Sustainable Timber Tasmania ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wood K; Kotlarewski NJ; Lee MW; Vega Rivero MH; Ozarska B; Belleville B; Nolan G
Period
2018 - 2021
Developing a New Generation of Tasmanian Appearance Hardwood Products for In-State Design and Manufacturing (2018 - 2022)$336,500
Description
This project will develop a new generation of hardwood appearance products for manufacture in-state using current and new technologies from the available native, reclaimed, and plantation resources.
Funding
FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation ($270,000)
Collaborators
Britton Timbers ($10,000); Forico Pty Ltd ($10,000); McKay Investments Pty Ltd ($10,000); SFM Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd ($10,000); Ta Ann Tasmania ($6,500); Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wallis LH; Sawyer M; Nolan G; Wood K; Lee MW; Ozarska B; Belleville B; Power J
Period
2018 - 2022

Research Supervision

Current

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDIncreasing the Durability and Other Material Characteristics of Tasmanian Hardwoods2020
PhDIdentifying and Modelling the Causes of Process-induced Discolouration of Hardwood Timber to Prevent its Occurrence During Drying: A case study using Tasmanian Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon)2021