The timber industry...... A time for change
In This Series
- Assessment of the durability and engineering properties of lesser-known hardwood timber species for use in marine and freshwater construction
- Avoiding landfill through effective wood waste disposal and a shift in product focus
- Bracing for non-domestic timber trussed rafter roofs
- Environmentally responsible construction: Community wood recycling
- Joinery - saving on timber waste disposal and heating cost
The results of Phase two of a government-sponsored Competitiveness Study, 1995-98.
This report concentrates on the industry's customers -builders and construction industry clients. Survey results pinpoint areas where the timber industry can improve performance. Case studies highlight five challenges to existing practices and beliefs to demonstrate the benefits and advantages that can be achieved through change. Supply chain co-operation and partnering, coupled with lean-thinking strategies are key aspects in the route to success.
- Executive summary
- Terms of reference
- Research aims and methodology
- Survey One:
- Builders; Where products are sourced
- Builders; Factors influencing choice of timber
- Builders; Factors encouraging continued use of timber
- Builders; Weaknesses of timber
- Builders; Strengths/weaknesses of timber
- Builders; Specification
- Survey Two - Construction clients and the timber industry
- Pointing the way
- The timber industry - A challenge for the future
- Conclusions and recommendations
- Positive action
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