Methods for Assessing Wood Structures in Placeby R. H. Falk, USDA Forest Service, United States,
R. J. Ross, USDA Forest Service, United States,
Abstract: The Forest Products Laboratory is developing a comprehensive guideline for assessing the condition of existing wood structures. This paper provides an overview of the current literature on condition assessment that forms the basis of this guideline. We also describe Forest Products Laboratory research on nondestructive testing tools.
Subject Headings: Wood structures | Forests | Laboratory tests | Nondestructive tests | Wood construction | Existing buildings | Construction management | Material tests
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