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Researcher: Nolan, G (Associate Professor Gregory Nolan)

Fields of Research

Timber, Pulp and Paper
Building Science and Techniques
Architecture
Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Structural Engineering
Wood Processing
Architectural Design
Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Urban and Regional Planning
Agroforestry
Environmental Technologies
Architectural History and Theory
Information Systems Development Methodologies
Built Environment and Design
Environmental Impact Assessment
Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
Conservation and Biodiversity
Design Practice and Management
Construction Materials
Interior Design
Agricultural Land Planning
Construction Engineering
Civil Engineering
Industrial Design
Transport Engineering
Tourism
Tree Nutrition and Physiology
Architectural Heritage and Conservation
Natural Resource Management
Forestry Sciences
Environment and Resource Economics
Community Planning
Environmental Management
Manufacturing Engineering
Tourism Resource Appraisal
Tourism Policy
CAD/CAM Systems
Decision Support and Group Support Systems
Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Engineering Design
Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Continuing and Community Education
Forestry Management and Environment
Engineering
Tourism Management

Research Objectives

Timber Materials
Wood Sawing and Veneer
Commercial Construction Design
Environmentally Sustainable Construction
Residential Construction Design
Wood, Wood Products and Paper
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Hardwood Plantations
Education and Training Systems
Construction Design
Native Forests
Construction
Residential Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Integration of Farm and Forestry
Residential Construction Processes
Harvesting and Transport of Forest Products
Civil Construction Design
Conserving the Historic Environment
Road Infrastructure and Networks
Commercial Construction Processes
Industrial Construction Design
Ground Transport
Construction Materials Performance and Processes
Tourism Infrastructure Development
Building Management and Services
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Construction Activities
Construction Processes
Urban and Industrial Water Management
Tourism
Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Environment
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Management of Gaseous Waste from Construction Activities (excl. Greenhouse Gases)
Application Tools and System Utilities
Residential Building Management and Services
Regional Planning
Residential Construction Planning
Reconstituted Timber Products (e.g. Chipboard, Particleboard)
Information and Communication Services
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Forest and Woodlands Land Management
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Rehabilitation of Degraded Forest and Woodlands Environments
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing
Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Industrial Construction Processes
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Urban and Industrial Environments
Management of Water Consumption by Construction Activities
Management of Solid Waste from Manufacturing Activities
Management of Solid Waste from Plant Production
Economic Issues in Tourism
Environmental Education and Awareness
Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism
Softwood Plantations

Career Best Publications

Australian Hardwood Drying Best Practice Manual Part 1; University of Tasmania
Australian Hardwood Drying Best Practice Manual Part 2; University of Tasmania
Design Consequences of Sustainable Building and Forestry in Australia; 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering
Eucalypt Plantations for Solid Wood Products in Australia - A Review: If you don't prune it, we can't use it
Improving the thermal performance of light weight timber construction: a review of approaches and impediments relevant to six test buildings; Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Annual Conference
Policy, regulations and guidelines affecting wood product markets in Australia's built environment
Timber Buildings 1939 to 1945

Research Publications

'Plus You' Housing Design Competition
A Growing Example; Australian Timber Design
ACIAR CocoVeneer Objective 1.1: Market assessment and product development
ACIAR CocoVeneer Objective 1.2: Coconut veneer value-chain proposal
ACIAR CocoVeneer Objective 2: Guide to community development of estate coconut renewal plans in South Pacific island countries
ACIAR CocoVeneer Objective 2: Guidelines for harvesting coconut palms in South Pacific island countries
ACIAR CocoVeneer Objective 3.2: Assessing the potential of a regional trial and demonstration program
ACIAR CocoVeneer Objective 6: Assessment on the use of coconut wood harvesting and processing residues for by-products
Activity Report for the Timber Research Unit
Activity Report for the Timber Research Unit
Australian Hardwood Drying Best Practice Manual Part 1; University of Tasmania
Australian Hardwood Drying Best Practice Manual Part 2; University of Tasmania
Australian Timber Buildings of the Second World War; Sahanz 1999
Australian Timber Buildings of the Second World War; Exedra : the journal of the School of Architecture Deakin University
Best Practice Timber Drying Compendium - Milestone Report
Best Practice Timber Drying Compendium - Milestone Report
Best Practice Timber Drying Compendium - Milestone Report
Best Practices for Drying Australian Eucalypt Hardwoods; Drytech 2003
Collaboration in architectural research: observations from working with industry; Association of Architectural Schools Australasia
Collaborative design education with industry: student perspective by reflection; Re: Research - the 2017 International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR) Conference
Collecting Attributes in the Tasmanian Hardwood Industry; Information Technology in Regional Areas Conference 2002
Comparing the Biodiversity Impacts of Building Materials; Architectural Science Review
Comparing the biodiversity impacts of building materials; Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Annual Conference
Comparing the biodiversity impacts of timber and other building materials
Comparison of Test Cell Thermal Performance and the Empirical Validation of AccuRate in a Cool Temperate Climate
Comparison of Test Cell Thermal Performance August to December 2006
Construction and assessment of a heritage Australian timber-framed store building; World Conference on Timber Engineering 2012
Design Consequences of Sustainable Building and Forestry in Australia; 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering
Designing in Timber; Specifier
Determining the economics of processing plantation eucalypts for solid timber products
Developing Architectural Skill by Making Temporary and Transportable Buildings; Transportable Environments 2
Developing Architectural Skill by Making Temporary and Transportable Buildings; Portable Architecture
Development of advanced veneer and other products from coconut wood to enhance livelihoods in South Pacific communities; The 47th APCC COCOTECH Conference 2016
Economics of processing plantation eucalypts - Progress Report
Eucalypt Plantations for Solid Wood Products in Australia - A Review: If you don't prune it, we can't use it
Extraordinary Buildings; Timber Design Australia
Extraordinary Buildings, Wartime design ingenuity with wood; Timber Design Australasia
Factors that Influence Design Professionals when they use Structural Timber in Australia; Pacific Timber Engineering Conference
Final Report
Final Report of Stage 4 of the Automated Data Collection of Product Attributes in the Tasmanian Timber Industry
Houses to test timber
Ideals of Honesty, Timber Design in 1960s Australia; Timber Design Australasia
Improving the thermal performance of light weight timber construction: a review of approaches and impediments relevant to six test buildings; Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Annual Conference
Innovative & Prefabricated Timber Buildings on Australia's Sub-Antarctic Islands; Partable Architecture
Interim Report 1 of the Automated Data Collection of Product Attributes in the Tasmanian Timber Industry
Interim Report 2 of the Automated Data Collection of Product Attributes in the Tasmanian Timber Industry
Internal Fit Out - Milestone Report No. 2
Internal Fit Out - Progress Report
Learning by Doing: Using the Design and Construction of Small Timber Building as a Way to Educate Undergraduate Architects; Pacific Timber Engineering Conference
Making and Maintaining Sustainable Tourism Precincts in Rural and Regional Areas
Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre; Architect Victoria
Merging Reflective Design & Technical Education; Australasian University Building Educators Association
Nailing it in one; In the Living Forest: An Exploration of Australia's Forest Community
NRAS Inveresk - a case study in transitioning to advanced off-site construction with wood; World Conference on Timber Engineering 2016
Parametric fabrication of engineered timber products in a pedagogical environment; World Conference on Timber Engineering 2016
Performance of Timber Beam Bridges in Tasmania, Australia; International Wood Engineering Conference
Performative Ecologies in the Built Environment: Sustainability Research Across Disciplines ; 2009 ANZAScA Conference
Policy, regulations and guidelines affecting wood product markets in Australia's built environment
Progress Report - August 2000
Progress Report - February 2001
Progress Report - February 2004
Progress Report - June 2004
Progress Report - March 2003
Progress Report - May 2005
Progress Report - September 2000
Progress Report - September 2002
Quiet Achievers; Timber Design Australia
Radical & Radial: The Platypus Building; Architect victoria
Re-emerging designer-maker roles in digital design and construction with timber; 48th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association
Report of Activities Supporting the use of Tasmanian Timber in Building
Report on Activities July 1998 - June 1999
Report on Activities Supporting the use of Tasmanian Timber in Building
Report on Activities Supporting the use of Tasmanian Timber in Building
Report on Activities Supporting the use of Tasmanian Timber in Building
Report on Activities Supporting the use of Tasmanian Timber in Building
Report on Activities Supporting the use of Tasmanian Timber in Building
Report on Activities Supporting the use of Tasmanian Timber in Building
Report on Activities Supporting the use of Tasmanian Timber in Building
Report on Activities Supporting the use of Tasmanian Timber in Building - Appendicies 2 - 9
Report on Activities: supporting the use of Tasmanian Timber in building
Report on Activities: supporting the use of Tasmanian Timber in building
Review past and current research on using plantation and young eucalypts as a resource for solid wood products - Interim Progress Report No. 1
Review past and current research on using plantation and young regrowth eucalypts as a resource for solid wood products - Milestone Report No. 2
Review past and current research on using plantation and young regrowth eucalypts as a resource for solid wood products - Milestone Report No. 3
Risk in translating research outcomes into practice; 48th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association
Solid-wood production from temperate eucalypt plantations: a Tasmanian case study; Southern Forests
Sorting Plantation Eucalyptus nitens logs with acoustic wave velocity
Specifying natural feature timber; 1st International Furniture Technology Conference
Stage 2 Report
Stage 3 Report
Supporting the use of Tasmanian Timber in building
Swimming Pool Enclosure, Glen Dhu, Tasmania; Australian Timber Design
Switch to timber pays big dividends; HIA
Talking, Making & Testing - Developing Australian Timber Design Skill; 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering
Tasmanian Oak
The comparative thermal performance of three purpose designed houses in Australia; Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Annual Conference
The Culture of Using Timber as a Building Material in Australia; Arab Construction World
The Design Challenge of Eucalypts; International Union of Forestry Research Organisations
The Design Consequences of Sustainable Timber Production; 36th Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association
The design of three thermal performance test cells in Launceston; Towards Solutions for a Liveable Future: progress, practice, performance, people
The Eighties Alignment; Timber Design Australia
The Emergence of Glulam; Timber Design Australia
The Emergence of Glulam, Explorative post-war timber design developments; Timber Design, Australasia
The influence of residential framing practices on thermal performance; Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Annual Conference
The potential for regional rotary veneer peeling in Tasmania
The potential for rotary peeling veneer in regional Tasmania; National Centre for Future Forest Industries Delivery Workshop
The use of AccuRate, in the design process of Two Developer Type Timber Platform Houses, to achieve a 5 Star & an 8 Star House Energy Rating; Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Annual Conference
Thermal performance for timber-framed residential construction: Building comfortable and energy-efficient timber houses; WoodSolutions, Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited
Thermal performance of light-weight timber test buildings; 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering
Timber Building in Australia
Timber Building in Australia; Specifier
Timber Buildings 1939 to 1945
Timber certification and sustainable design with wood products; Australian & New Zealand Architectural Science Association Conference
Timber Design in Wartime: Material, Technique and Professional Memory; Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference
Timber Dome for the Olympics; Architect victoria
Timber in multi-residential, commercial and industrial building: recognising opportunities and constraints
Timber Research Unit News (December)
Timber Research Unit News (September)
Timber Research Unit News (Special Edition)
Translating architectural research into construction practice: a case study of introducing new construction techniques into building practice; 50th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association 2016
What is the Potential for Australia’s Plantation Hardwoods in Appearance Applications?; IUFRO Division 5 Conference 2017
What to do with structurally low-grade wood from Australia's plantation Eucalyptus; building application?; BioResources

Research Projects

A collaborative research project to prolong the service life of conventional Australian timber bridges.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
A Roadmap for Greening Existing Australian Housing; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Additional funding for TFIDP joint proposal; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Additional Monitoring for No Bills & Five Star Housing; Department of the Environment and Water Resources (DEnvWR [AGO])
ARC Training Centre for Forest Value; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Architecture in the Wild: Infrastructure required to support wilderness-based eco-tourism; CRC for Sustainable Tourism Pty Ltd (CRCT)
Best practice in finishing timber externally; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Best practice in light-weight timber construction options for advanced thermal performance; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Best practice in timber in internal design ; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Best Practice Timber Drying Compendium; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Determining the Economics of Processing Plantation Eucalypts for Solid timber Products; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Developing a Cross-faculty Climate Change Focussed Research Centre at Utas; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Developing high-mass laminated flooring products from fibre-managed plantation hardwood; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Development of advanced veneer and other product from coconut wood to enhance livelihoods in South Pacific communities ; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Enhancing the Knowledge Base in Key Areas of Timber Production and Use; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Environmentally Sustainable Development Teaching Module; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Guide to wood construction systems; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Impact of Sapwood on the Properties and Market Utilisation of Plantation and Young Hardwoods; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Improvement of Hardwood Drying Schedules; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Interior Fit Out Case Studies; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Making and Maintaining Sustainable Tourism Precincts; CRC for Sustainable Tourism Pty Ltd (CRCT)
Methods for Comparing the Biodiversity Impacts of Timber and Other Building Materials; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Moisture Gradients; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
No Bills and Best Five Star House; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Panelised and off-site building systems; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Partnership; Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board (TTPB)
Pilot study for an internet-based timber skills education platform; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Policy and Regulation Affecting Markets for Wood Product in the Built Environment within Australia; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Postgraduate Scholarship Support for the Best Five Star Houses Project - Life Cycle Environmental Impacts; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Program 3.1-Harvesting & Operations; CRC Forestry Ltd (CRCF)
Research to develop aesthetic and architectural applications for Tasmanian regrowth and downgraded eucalypt hardwood in building design.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Review Past and Current Research on Using Plantation and Young Regrowth Eucalypts as a Resource for Solid Wood Products; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Seed Funding for Australian Timber Design Workshops in Major Capital Cities; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Specification Guide for Timber Windows; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Support funding for Australian timber design workshops in major capital cities; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
TFIDP joint proposal - Programme to Add Value to Tasmanian Hardwood; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
The impact of harvesting age on sawing, drying and solid wood properties of key regrowth eucalypt species; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
The potential to recover higher value veneer products from fibre managed plantation eucalypts and broaden market opportunities for this resource; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
The potential to recover veneer based product from low grade native forest logs; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Timber Flooring Conditioning Heating Concrete Moisture; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Timber in Internal Application Resources; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Timber in Multi-Residential, Commercial and Industrial Building: Recognising Opportunities and Constraints; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
TTPB Grant Partnership from July 2000 (renewal); Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board (TTPB)
Water Sensitive Design Aspects of No Bills House Project; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Advanced Manufacturing of Buildings
Affordable Indigenous Housing - Building Affordable Panellised Remote Housing with Wood
Demand Management via Hot Water Load Control
Development of an FWPA Research and Development Investment Plan for hardwood products: performance, yield and market opportunities
Development of Initial Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses
Educational Resources for the Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability
Enhanced Timber Wall Frame Prefabrication System
Grading and Report on Timber Components, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
NRAS Inveresk Prefabrication
Porta Mouldings Innovation Voucher Project
Presentation of cocoveneer research findings at Asia Pacific Coconut Community conference.
Rep Agt- Timber Testing
Researcher in Business - Brittons Queensland
Researcher in Business - Brittons Tasmania
Researcher in Business: Improving Drying Systems at Porta Mouldings
Review of the Queensland Hardwood Plantation Program
Segregation of logs from fibre-managed plantations for improved veneer based products
Sense-T Stage 2: Forest and Wood Products
SFM Hydrowood processing and quality assurance program
Timber and Green Buildings CPD Course
Timber Bridge Assessment
Timber Housing Construction in Indigenous Communities - Lockhart River
Timber Supply Advice for Franklin Wharf Improvements Project
Truss Inspection at Nyrstar's Cadmium Building, Lutana, Hobart
Veneer product from fibre-managed plantation hardwood

Research Candidate Supervision

Colour and feature matching of Tasmanian hardwoods for appearance applications
Environmental aspects and life cycle analysis of timber used in design
Experience of landscape, the aesthetics of mobility, place based theory + the spacial continuum of Tasmania
Heritage Acts
Increasing the Recovery and Quality of Peeled Veneers from Plantation-Grown Eucalyptus Nitens
Study of Mechanical and Acoustical Properties of Tasmanian Timbers for Violin-making
The Cost Effectiveness of Housing Thermal Performance Improvements in Avoiding CO2-emissions
The Empirical Validation of House Energy Rating (HER) Software for Lightweight Housing in Cool Temperate Climates
The Empirical Validation of the House Energy Rating Software AccuRate for Residential Buildings in Cool Temperate Climates of Australia