Importance of Wood Education in Structural Engineering Practice: Case Studies

April 29, 2005
Publication: Metropolis and Beyond - Proceedings of the 2005 Structures Congress and the 2005 Forensic Engineering Symposium, April 20.24, 2005, New York, NY, ASCE p 1257-1268

Abstract: This paper presents case studies to illustrate the importance of wood-engineering education in actual engineering projects and applications. The case studies are based on real projects from our engineering practice and include evaluation of wood biodeterioration (decay), in-situ stress grading, projects related to hygroscopic nature of wood, and analysis, design, repair, and rehabilitation of wood structures.