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Researcher: Webster, JC (Professor John Webster)

Fields of Research

Economic theory
Civil engineering
Other engineering

Research Objectives

Wood, wood products and paper
Timber materials
Environmentally sustainable construction activities
Expanding knowledge in human society
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Ground transport
Other information and communication services
Other construction
Construction materials performance and processes

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

3ha site to explore innovatons in timber construction
Architectural Science: the oxymoron; ANZSAScA - Ecological Perspective and Teaching Architectural Science
Building with Timber - A Tradition with a Future; Identity, Tradition and Built Form - The Role of Culture in Development and Planning
Spanning the Gap between architecture and engineering; International Wood Engineering Conference
Tasmania's Timber Challenge; Specifier
The Design Challenge of Eucalypts; International Union of Forestry Research Organisations
Timber in Architectural Education - Experiments in a Design Workshop Learning Environment; 5th World Conference on Timber Engineering
Webster on world wood design jury
Wood as a Building Material; Specifiers

Research Projects

A collaborative research project to prolong the service life of conventional Australian timber bridges.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Partnership; Tasmanian Timber Promotion Board (TTPB)
Timber Architecture & Engineering; Helsham Funds (HELSHAM)

Research Candidate Supervision

Assessment of existing built structures in remote and sensitive areas of Tasmania
Design elements of chairs in relation to sitting
Environmental aspects and life cycle analysis of timber used in design
Inner City Building Form- Design Conflicts
Insitu stress measurements for timber
Research into plywood and timber; their constructional use in contemporary architecture
The effects of group teaching and learning in the development of student architectural projects
The form/pattern of contrasting urban layouts and inbuilt opportunities for growth and change
Timber building in Malaysia- A comparative analysis of construction and structures in ethnic architecture.
Title- The Forgotten Long Span Timber Structures of Australia