National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life

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Revitalising Timber Durability Research


To be a global leader in timber durability and design life research.

The Centre has two over-arching goals:

  • Create coordinated research in timber durability
  • Educate a new cadre of research scientists to carry on the work across Australia

The Centre was established with support from the Federal Government, Forest and Wood Products Australia, UniSC, University of Queensland and Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries as collaborative partners. While the Centre partners are all Queensland-based, the Centre is national in scope. The initial support for the Centre is for five years, with the expectation of continued support as the Centre grows and matures.

Timber Circularity Project

End-of-life opportunities for preservative treated timber and Engineered Wood Products.



We collaborate with several international and national research partners who are invaluable to our research.

Research Members

Our members collaborate with industry, national and international partners to put Australia at the forefront of international best practice.

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We provide exciting and rewarding research opportunities for Higher Degree by Research students, early and mid-career researchers, research fellows and our collaborating partners.

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We want to partner with you in finding innovative solutions to small and complex industry problems. We are keen to answer questions or listen to what problems you may be encountering in your day-to-day work. Complete the form and one of our research or industry experts will respond.

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For more information please visit our contact page for details.

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