Prefab timber panels - A study to investigate the potential of export trade

Mohammed Razeen, Wajiha Mohsin Shahzad, Jasper I C Mbachu, Temitope Egbelakin, Eziaku Onyeizu Rasheed

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New Zealand’s timber availability is projected to increase to 35m3 by early 2020s. This will require marketing additional 7m3
of timber logs. According to New Zealand Forest Owners Association, it is observed that more than 53% of country’s timber
logs are exported to different countries. Export of prefab timber panels in place of timber logs, can increase the domestic
wood processing business and at the same time there will be an increase in export of value-added products. This study aims
at reviewing the export potential of prefabricated panels used to create packaged houses to promote business and
economic activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the NZBERS 2017
Subtitle of host publicationAdvancing collaborative built environment research and practice in New Zealand
PublisherAuckland University of Technology
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event5th Annual New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS) - Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 17 Oct 201718 Oct 2017
Conference number: 5th (Proceedings ) (5TH ANNUAL NZBERS 2017)


Conference5th Annual New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS)
Abbreviated titleNZBERS 2017
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
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