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Douglas R. Rammer

Research General Engineer
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: 608-231-9266

Research Interests

  • Engineering Design Criteria
  • Mechanical Connection Behavior
  • Seismic and Wind Response of Wood Structures
  • Condition Assessment


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S. Civil Engineering, 1991
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S. Civil Engineering, 1989

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers - Structural Engineering Institute, Member
  • American Society of Testing and Materials, Member
  • American Wood Council -Wood Design Standard Committee, Member
  • Building Seismic Safety Council - Wood Structures, Member
  • National Frame Builders Association, Member
  • Wisconsin Professional Engineer, Member

Featured Publications & Products

Publications & Products

Research Highlights


Centennial Edition, Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material

The Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material serves as a primary reference document for a wide variety of users-from the general publ ...


Wood Construction Goes Beyond Its Traditional Roots

As interest in sustainable building options continues to grow. Wood construction is going beyond its traditional roots in housing and expanding ...


Last updated on : 09/18/2014