Performance-Based Timber Engineering Research at BRANZ

Greg Baker, Fire and Structural Engineering Manager, BRANZ Ltd

Every year BRANZ invests the Building Research Levy for the benefit of the New Zealand building and construction industry. The Building Research Levy is an activity-based levy that is collected in proportion to the value of all work that is subject to a Building Consent. Part of this funding pays for the research programme that BRANZ conducts. This overall research programme includes a stream of work in the area of performance-based timber engineering. In this article a brief description is provided of current research projects in this subject area.

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