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James P. Wacker

James P. Wacker

Research General Engineer
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison
Wisconsin
United States
53726-2398

Phone: 608-231-9224
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Research Interests

  • Investigating innovative inspection tools and techniques
  • Smart bridge technologies to support long-term performance monitoring
  • Design approaches for timber bridge structures

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Civil and Environmental Engineering , 1990

Professional Organizations

  • Transportation Research Board, Friends Of The Committee (2010 - Current)
  • Forest Products Society, Member (2005 - Current)
    Served as Past Chair for FPS Midwest Section, Served on FPS Awards Committee
  • State Of Wisconsin, Registered Professional Engineer (2004 - Current)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers - Structural Engineering Institute, Member (2003 - Current)
    Served as Past Chair for Timber Bridge Technical Committee, Served as Past Chair of Bridges Technical Advisory Committee
  • American Indian Science And Engineering Society, Member (1992 - Current)
    Served as Past Judge for Student Science Fair

Featured Publications & Products

Publications

Research Highlights

HighlightTitleYear


FPL-2011-09
America's Historic Covered Timber Bridges

Covered wooden bridges proliferated in the United States in the mid-nineteenth century. Today an estimated 800 covered bridge structures remain ...

2011


FPL-2010-001
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 ...

2010


FPL-2013-135
Keeping America's Historic Covered Bridges Safe for Vehicular Traffic

The Forest Products Laboratory, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration and the National Park Service is sponsoring a comprehensi ...

2013


FPL-2013-136
Scientists Study True Longevity of Timber Highway Bridges

Do timber bridges last longer than concrete or steel bridges in similar climates´┐Ż This national project aims to generate more reliable data ab ...

2013


Last updated on : 06/17/2015