Anticipating Wood Performance Issues

March 20, 2015
Author(s): Milan Vatovec

Wood is a very desirable building material due to its availability, strength‑to‑weight ratio, durability, renewable nature, and cost. For these reasons, the wood industry is also evolving. Manufacturers continually seek to develop new wood products and applications, owners and managers of timber structures seek creative solutions to extend the useful life of their existing facilities, and engineers with wood technology expertise draw on their knowledge to address serviceability challenges associated with moisture-related dimensional instability, biological agent attacks, and natural defects.

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Keywords: Wood