American Lumber Standards Committee

by James H. Carr, Jr.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1967, Vol. 93, Issue 2, Pg. 63-64

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Lumber is a product with considerable variation in strength and appearance. The grading of such lumber cannot be done accurately except by those with considerable training and experience. Thus, the designer, specifier, and user must have some way to identify the product as to strength and/or appearance, or both. This is accomplished by grading lumber to regard to the characteristics of strength and appearance as well as size. To assure the integrity of such grading the American Lumber Standards Committee has been set up to establish standards as to size and quality and to police and enforce these standards.

Subject Headings: Wood | Strength of materials | Training | Quality control |

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