Methods for Assessing Wood Structures in Place

by R. H. Falk, USDA Forest Service, United States,
R. J. Ross, USDA Forest Service, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Serviceability and Durability of Construction Materials


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 | Wood construction | Existing buildings | Construction management | Material tests | Nondestructive tests | Forests | Laboratory tests

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