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dc.contributor.authorSkates, Henry
dc.contributor.authorUnderhill, Ian
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Benoit
dc.contributor.editorHenry Skates
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-07T23:00:22Z
dc.date.available2017-12-07T23:00:22Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-05-14T01:34:51Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://anzasca.net/2012papers/
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/50577
dc.description.abstractPlantation timber forms an integral part of the future of timber industries, but in its production, significant quantities of timber is lost as waste in the form of plantation 'thinnings' (plantation thinnings are the sub-standard or poor quality trees that are removed prior to trees reaching full rotational age and have no to low commercial value). This paper reports on and promotes a more sustainable approach to the use of plantation timber and in particular the normally waste plantation 'thinnings'. The holistic approach is achieved by developing methods not only for processing but also for the manufacture of products that utilize the plantation 'thinnings' for structural and architectural applications. More specifically, the paper reports on the development and testing of a number of concepts and structural and architectural prototypes and speculates on proposed applications in the construction and other industries. Topics covered include economic, social and environment benefits and the key focus - the potential uses as a sustainable construction material. Plantation timbers offer social, financial and environmental benefits if correctly managed by governments and growers. By staggering timber harvesting, an endless supply of timber is possible. Environmental benefits include the reduction of dry-land salinity, reduction in greenhouse gasses and in aiding carbon sequestration.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherArchitectural Science Association
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://anzasca.net/paper/sustainable-possibilities-from-waste-timber/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename46th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitle46th Annual Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2012-11-14
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2012-11-16
dc.relation.ispartoflocationGold Coast, Australia
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchitectural Design
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120101
dc.titleSustainable possibilities from waste timber
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
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gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.rights.copyright© 2012 The Architectural Science Association. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference’s website or contact the author(s).
gro.date.issued2012
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gro.griffith.authorUnderhill, Ian D.
gro.griffith.authorGilbert, Benoit
gro.griffith.authorSkates, Henry


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