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Research Call

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DAFM Award

DAFM National Call 2015 15/C/694 NUIG €80,035

Project Title:

Commercialisation of Irish Cross-Laminated Timber

Project Coordinator:

Dr. Annette Harte

Project Abstract

Cross-laminated timber is a sustainable, efficient, heavy-duty panelised construction material that can be used in demanding applications including multi-storey buildings. The potential to use Irish Sitka spruce to manufacture a cross-laminated timber modular flooring system has been identified. This project will develop the necessary data to support the commercialisation of this product. The objective of this project is to verify the adequacy of the panel mechanical performance, identify suitable connection systems and efficient installation technologies. In addition, this project will endeavour to develop a production process, which by standardisation within the manufacturing process, will optimise the production effectiveness. The development of a novel, high-performance and cost effective product will support the utilisation of Irish timber in construction. The sale of such products will potentially increase turnover in both the forestry and construction sectors, leading to job creation particularly in the rural community.

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