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Assessment Manual for Timber Structures Helps Building Inspectors

Photo of Wood and Timber Condition Assessment Manual. Tivoli Gough, USDA Forest ServiceWood and Timber Condition Assessment Manual. Tivoli Gough, USDA Forest ServiceSnapshot : The Wood and Timber Condition Assessment Manual is an extremely valuable resource for wood design professionals. Forest Service scientists are leading experts in this field and are the "go-to source" for information regarding condition assessment. The new edition contains information on the latest techniques and technology for inspecting wood structures, as well as information on estimation of allowable properties for in-service wood.

Principal Investigators(s) :
Ross, Robert J. 
Research Location : Forest Products Laboratory
Research Station : Forest Products Laboratory (FPL)
Year : 2014
Highlight ID : 583

Summary

The Wood and Timber Condition Assessment Manual serves as a primary reference document for a wide variety of users, from the general public through architects and design engineers who inspect highly engineered wood structures. It is a widely used document and serves as the primary reference tool for the general public, trade associations, industry personnel, research scientists, and others who need information on inspection of wood structures. The new edition of this comprehensive manual includes chapters on visual inspection, drilling/coring/probing techniques, and ultrasound techniques. Chapters on post-fire assessment of structural members and estimation of allowable properties for in-service wood are included. This user-friendly manual includes many color photographs of wood and various wood-based products and structures.

Forest Service Partners

External Partners

 
  • University of Minnesota Duluth