Sixth Malaysian Forestry Conference

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[See FA 39, 756] A selection of papers from this conference held in Kuching, Sarawak, in Oct. 1976. The 6 papers in this issue all deal with forest products:Lew, W.H. The concept of production oriented research. [4 ref.] An outline of the work of the Timber Research Laboratory (TRL) of the Forest Research Institute, Kepong, which was founded in 1929. Future research work will have a greater degree of industrial application.Dan, J.M. The prospects of log importation for industrial expansion in Peninsular Malaysia. [4 ref.]McArthur, E.; Tan, Y.K. Contribution of timber research towards socio-economic development in Sarawak. [7 ref.]Wong, T.M. Prospects for timber in housing. [8 ref.] A discussion of the advantages, economics, fire performance and legal aspects of timber as a building material, with a table of Malaysian timbers commonly used for various structural components in buildings.Ho, K.S. The growth of the sawmilling industry in Peninsular Malaysia and its impact on socio-economic development. [15 ref.] With tables and a map.Chu, Y.P. Prototype testing in the economic use of timber with particular reference to the trussed rafter. [2 ref.] Describes the method of testing prototype trusses at Kepong, based on British Standard Code of Practice CP 112-67.


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buildings, FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES, forestry, FORESTRY DEVELOPMENT, forests, materials, research, roofs, sawmilling, sociology, strength testing, structural components, supply balance, timber trade, timbers, wood, Malaysia, Sarawak, APEC countries, ASEAN Countries, Commonwealth of Nations, Developing Countries, South East Asia, Asia, Threshold Countries, Borneo, forest industry, forestry and industry, research, forest(ry), sawing, social aspects, studies, supply and demand, timber buildings, Social Sciences (General) (UU000), Forest Products and Industries (General) (KK500), Policy and Planning (EE120), Wood Properties, Damage and Preservation (KK510), Logging and Wood Processing (KK515), Research (AA500)

Form: Journal Article
Geographical Area: Malaysia

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