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An overview over the broad range of R&D projects which have been concluded at HFA recently is given below.

R&D-Projects completed

03. July 2010 Photovoltaics for prefabricated houses

The project "photovoltaics (PV) integrated into buildings for the prefabricated housing industry" of the Austria Association of Prefabricated Houses aims at advancing a technically feasible, cost-efficient and easily marketable...


26. April 2009 Wood surfaces with oil and wax finishes

Oil and wax finishes play a significant role among treatments of wood surfaces in the furniture and flooring sector. Comparative testing of surface coating products was conducted in cooperation with the ACR-institute “ofi”. On...


07. July 2010 Gradewood – grading timber

This project is part of the European project “Grading of timber for engineered wood products” for which funding was sought through WoodWisdom-Net. The overall aim is to improve the reliability of grading and thus ultimately the...


26. April 2009 Microwave heating of wood

The potential to apply the principle of microwave heating which is commonly known from microwave ovens used as a kitchen appliances is very significant. Wood and wood composites can be heated quickly and uniformly in primary and...


19. April 2009 Wood-building diagnostics

All construction works are subject to aging processes. The current prokis04/2 research project aims at establishing methods for identifying safety defficiencies by analysing and monitoring a building’s current and by predicting...


19. April 2009 Timber roof structures

This project aims at developing scientifically based designs for low-sloping roofs in wooden structures. These proven designs are to provide optimal moisture protection. To this end, insight gained from fundamental research is...


Innovative Gebäudekonzepte

Ökologische und ökonomische Analyse neuer Planungsansätze


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