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Researcher: Shanks, JD (Dr Jon Shanks)

Fields of Research

Engineering design
Timber, pulp and paper
Structural engineering
Wood processing
Building information modelling and management
Architectural design
Architectural science and technology
Architectural computing and visualisation methods
Construction engineering
Industrial and product design
Timber engineering
CAD/CAM systems
Building construction management and project planning
Forestry biomass and bioproducts
Food packaging, preservation and processing
Construction materials
Sustainable architecture

Research Objectives

Timber materials
Commercial construction design
Wood sawing and veneer
Civil construction design
Wood products
Wood, wood products and paper
Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
Road infrastructure and networks
Conserving the historic environment
Reconstituted timber products
Hardwood plantations
Commercial construction processes
Softwood plantations
Expanding knowledge in engineering
Forest product traceability and quality assurance
Processed fruit and vegetable products (incl. juices)
Harvesting and transport of forest products
Environmentally sustainable manufacturing activities
Industrial construction design
Management of solid waste from manufacturing activities
Management of solid waste from plant production

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Behaviour of locally post-tensioned nail laminated high mass floor panels under serviceability loads; Australian Journal of Structural Engineering
Construction and assessment of a heritage Australian timber-framed store building; World Conference on Timber Engineering 2012
Development of All-Wood Connections with Plywood Flitch Plate and Oak Pegs; Advances in Structural Engineering
Development of rational guidelines for traditional joints in oak frame construction; 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering
Evaluation of the bending properties of novel cross-laminated timber with different configurations made of Australian plantation Eucalyptus nitens using experimental and theoretical methods; Structures
Experimental performance of mortice and tenon connections in green oak; Structural Engineer
Experimental study on mechanical performance of all-softwood pegged mortice and tenon connections; Biosystems Engineering
Lateral strength of green oak frames: physical testing and modelling; The Structural Engineer
Manufacturing buildings from low grade wood and residue
Re-emerging designer-maker roles in digital design and construction with timber; 48th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association
Risk in translating research outcomes into practice; 48th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association
Rolling shear properties of cross-laminated timber made from Australian plantation Eucalyptus nitens under planar shear test; Forests
Strength and stiffness of all-timber pegged connections; Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
Testing and analysis of a traditional oak frame; Structures and Buildings
Testing of traditional connections in green oak carpentry; 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering
The structural behaviour of timber joints subjected to bi-axial bending; Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics
The Wales Institute for Sustainable Education (WISE): non-conventional materials in mainstream construction; 11th International Conference on Non-conventional Materials and Technologies

Research Projects

Boosting research capability to develop value-added products for the food and wood industries in regional areas.; Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE)
Development of advanced veneer and other product from coconut wood to enhance livelihoods in South Pacific communities ; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Guide to wood construction systems; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Panelised and off-site building systems; Forest & Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA)
Advanced Manufacturing of Buildings
Educational Resources for the Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability
Methods of strength prediction during production of sawn structural softwood
Porta Mouldings Innovation Voucher Project
Timber Inspection Gore Street Heritage Building

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