SR438 Perspectives on the use of structural engineered wood products and adhesives in New Zealand: Results of an industry survey (December 2019)
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- Catherine Nicholson and Anna Walsh
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- Study report
This report summarises the results of an industry survey asking practitioners about their experience with structural engineered wood products (EWPs) and adhesives.
EWPs are used extensively in construction overseas and are gaining increased interest in New Zealand.
The aim of this survey was to understand practitioners’ attitudes towards EWPs and their experience of using them. A total of 276 people responded to the survey, of which seven provided more in-depth feedback after follow-up telephone interviews. While the limited study size is recognised, some consistent themes emerged from the survey responses. These included that EWPs are widely used, that their use is likely to continue to trend upwards and that they are generally viewed positively by the building sector. More information provided by manufacturers of EWPs about their long-term performance and durability would assist with further increasing practitioner understanding and confidence in these products.
This Study report consist of the following parts:
- Current use of EWPs
- Which EWPs are being used and on which building types
- Rerceptions of Structural Adhesives
- Benefits and Drawbacks of EWPs
- Future use of EWPs