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Economics, Statistics and Life Cycle Analysis Research

Project Title :  Improve understanding on the effect of production trends and technology changes in solidwood and end use industries on product and wood need
Project Number : FPL-4851-4B
Status : NEW
Start Date : 10-01-2012
End Date : 09-30-2019


View the 34 publications associated with this project.

Principal Investigator:
David B. McKeever

Non Technical Summary
This research will track trends in wood use in major end uses and evaluate how specific changes such as changes in building codes or green building standards could change how wood is used in major end use categories.


Objectives Summary
Provide improved understanding about the effect of production trends and technology changes in solidwood industries and end use industries on product and wood needs.


Approach Summary
Collect information on the end use of wood in major end uses including residential, nonresidential, manufacturing and commercial uses, and evaluate the realized and potential impact of code changes and change in green building standards on wood use in nonresidental buildings.

Publications associated with this Project

Publication YearTitleDate Posted
2017Chapter 11: housing and construction08/29/18
2018Housing and construction10/04/18
2018United States housing brief, April 201808/31/18
2020United States housing brief, April 202008/14/20
2018United States housing brief, August 201702/13/18
2018United States housing brief, December 201704/17/18
2018United States housing brief, February 201808/28/18
2020United States housing brief, February 202006/03/20
2018United States housing brief, January 201807/27/18
2020United States Housing Brief, January 202004/09/20
2019United States housing brief, July 201804/12/19
2018United States housing brief, June 201811/28/18
2020United States housing brief, June 202009/17/20
2018United States housing Brief, March 201808/28/18
2020United States housing brief, March 202007/21/20
2018United States housing brief, May 201811/28/18
2020United States housing brief, May 202009/17/20
2018United States housing brief, November 201706/07/18
2020United States housing brief, November 201804/23/20
2020United States housing brief, October 201804/23/20
2018United States housing brief, September 201702/13/18
2020United States housing brief, September 201804/23/20
2017United States housing, fourth quarter 201306/20/17
2018United States housing, fourth quarter 201408/27/18
2017United States housing, second quarter 201306/21/17
2017United States housing, third quarter 201306/21/17
2018United States housing, third quarter 201407/27/18
2014Wood and Other Materials Used to Construct Nonresidential Buildings - Canada08/08/14
2013Wood and Other Materials Used to Construct Nonresidential Buildings in the United States 201106/14/13
2013Wood and Other Materials Used to Construct Nonresidential Buildings in the United States 2011 Executive Summary05/30/13
2015Wood products and other building materials used in new residential construction in Canada, with comparison to previous studies12/29/16
2013Wood Products Consumption for Industrial Markets in the United States, Testing a New Research Method07/29/14
2015Wood Products Other Building Materials Used in New Residential Construction in the United States07/09/15
2018Wood used in residential repair and remodeling in the United States, 201406/06/18

Project Summaries last modified: 08-22-2018