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Large diameter timber

Title: Large diameter timber - sustainable use of large dimensioned softwood

Abstract: This project aimed to increase the competitiveness of large dimensioned wood on the market. In order to ensure an added value for potential products the main objective was to clearly identify the raw material properties by introducing new testing, measuring and modelling methods. The results of the project are published at www.starkholz.at.

Project Website

Duration: 04/2003- 03/2005

Funding: BMVIT (Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie)


  • Institut für Holzforschung, BOKU Wien
  • Institut für Stahlbau, Holzbau und Flächentragwerke/LIGNUM Research, TU Graz
  • Hauptverband der Land- und Forstwirtschaftsbetriebe Österreichs
  • Schaffer Sägewerk - Holzexport GmbH
  • Holzcluster Steiermark GmbH
  • Bundeswaldbauernverband

Contact: Dr. Rainer Pamminger