Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood, School of Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania
Multidisciplinary research in timber production and building.
The Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW) is a multidisciplinary research, education and industry services group that aspires to be a national leader in sustainable design with wood.
CSAW is a broad, multidisciplinary research, education and industry services group in the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Tasmania. Its aim is to foster and support the use of timber as a building material that is efficient, economic, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible. Its major activity focus areas in research, development, extension and education are wood production, and the properties and manufacture of the timber and wood products used in building. CSAW has particular expertise in hardwood processing.CSAW provides a range of technical research and industry support services. Its research has resulted in major reports on the use of plantation hardwoods for solid wood products, the economics of plantation processing, and the use of timber in building. It can test timber element to relevant Australian standards.
The School of Architecture and Design offers Australia’s only tertiary level course in Timber processing and building.