Resourced by Forest & Wood Products Australia Ltd
(FWPA), Wood Solutions
is an industry initiative designed to provide independent, non-proprietary information about timber and wood products to professionals and companies involved in building design and construction.
This online resource contains more than 3,000 pages of information and downloadable resources, technical publications, professional seminars and other related activities.
The importance of timber products to building design and construction
This natural building material offer superior performance and environmental advantages. It is a versatile, sustainable, attractive and cost effective building material. Other key reasons for using wood products are:
- Environmental Credentials: renewable, sustainable resource that store carbon dioxide. The manufacture process of wood products requires smaller amounts of energy and it can be reused or recylced.
- Design Advantages: timber materials have aesthetic appeal and manufacturing efficiency and flexibility. Timber is very versatile and cam be used in various applications.
- Product Performance: timber is one of the world’s top performing construction materials that provides acoustic, thermal and strength performance. In a fire, timber performs in a measurable, predictable way allowing designers the ability to create strong, durable, fire resistant timber constructions.
FWPA is a non-profit organisation that provides national research and development and promotional services to the Australian forest and wood products industry.