Data analytics for structural fibre resources optimisation

Growth in demand to produce sawn timber products cannot be met if current practices continue.

On the one hand, the sector is being squeezed by increasing consumer demand. On the other hand, irreversible changes to the raw material, due to unforeseen climatic events and change in resources management, is challenging supply.

The main aim of this scoping study is to find promising avenues, through a data analytics approach, which will contribute to optimising the use of the timber resource and better meet the future needs of the building industry.