CSIC Mass Timber Commercialisaton

  Edinburgh Napier University to investigate and undertake the following tasks:
• Collate, analyse and summarise their research base on mass timber and its viability as a construction technique for the UK construction industry.
• Update figures around material costs, demand and usage, current market conditions, market share for residential, commercial, education etc.,
• Upon validating the feasibility of fabricating panels from either home-grown or imported timber, research the feasibility of a mass timber manufacturing facility in Scotland through assessment of the various potential benefits detailed above.
• If viable, act as academic lead for ‘Mass Timber Alliance’ to include raw timber suppliers, designers/engineers and contractors to create an enterprise of mutual benefit to all, and therefore the Scottish construction industry and economy. This would be in a similar vein to the position they hold within the collaborative group Offsite Solutions Scotland (OSS).

  • Start Date:

    1 December 2019

  • End Date:

    31 August 2021

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Forestry Commission Scotland

  • Value:

    £69786

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