Timber in government buildings?

Eyre, John
May 2007
New Zealand Tree Grower;May2007, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p24
The article explores the possibility as well as the challenges posed by commercial and government buildings as potential market for New Zealand's wood products. With a projected increase in wood production from 19 to 27 million cubic meters by 2010, New Zealand's forestry sector faces the challenge of expanding the domestic market, creating more value by wood processing and reducing dependence on commodity exports. A 2004 study sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry indicates the potential of timber as a substitute for 50% of medium to large new public buildings, which in turn could flow into the private sector. Conservatism and a shortage of wood building design practitioners, being addressed by the Forest Industry Development Agenda, are obstacles cited in the study.


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