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Multidisciplinary Team The ACIAR funded project "Development of Durable Engineered Wood Products" is supported by a multidisciplinary team of experts with access to leading edge research facilities.
The Right Team We pool our resources with a small but diverse network of individuals who help us build the right team for each and every project.

The Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (EWPAA) aims to maximise the medium to long- term financial benefits to all of its members.  This is achieved by using the EWPAA as a vehicle to provide those functions which none of the members, as individual corporations, can effectively provide for themselves.

The EWPAA has a proud history that is continuous back to May 1934 when nine Queensland manufacturers founded the Queensland Veneer and Plywood Board. Throughout this long history the association has been fiercely independent of government funding, supported on a voluntary basis by the veneer, plywood and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and wood panel manufacturers  in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea and supported by affiliate members who are suppliers of goods and services to the industry.


The IWBP Project team members are introduced below

Julieth Jiap

IWBP_Julieth_JiapJulieth Jiap is the IWBP project engineer; based full-time at the Salisbury Research Facility (SRF) and Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia (EWPAA) in Brisbane, Australia.

Before starting work with the project in 2017, Julieth was working with Kramer Ausenco (PNG) Limited, where she was involved with technology design, documentation and compliance for the steel and concrete industry.

Julieth will be involved in the development of engineered wood products from concept and initial drawings through to full scale commercial production of market-ready, high performance products for the construction industry. She will design a range of engineered wood products, manufacture prototypes, and test the products in accordance with relevant standards to determine the mechanical properties.

Julieth holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the PNG University of Technology.