||Workshop on Fiber-Reinforced-Plastic Glulam Technology Offered
A workshop on fiber-reinforced-plastic (FRP) glulam technology
will be held April 23 at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory in
Madison, Wis., during the meeting of ASTM D07.02 Subcommittee
on Lumber and Engineered Wood Products.
The two and one-half hour workshop will cover history, materials,
manufacturing, modeling, and durability issues for FRP glulam.
It will be presented by Habib J. Dagher, Ph.D., professor of Civil
Engineering, and Robert Lindyberg, Ph.D. research engineer, both
with the Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center at the University
of Maine, Orono.
ASTM D07.02 Subcommittee is developing an ASTM standard for evaluating
FRP glulam. The workshop is designed to compare the similarities
and differences between conventional and FRP glulams to promote
understanding of the proposed FRP glulam standard. The subcommittee
expects to ballot the proposed standard in the weeks following
A meeting of ASTM D07.02.02 Section on Glulam will follow the
workshop. All are invited to attend. The subcommittee and section
operate within ASTM Committee D07 on Wood.
For more details, contact Habib J. Dagher, Ph.D., professor of Civil Engineering, University of Maine,
Orono (phone: 207/581-2138), or D07.02.02 section chairman Tom Williamson, director, Technical Services Division, APA - The Engineered
Wood Association, Tacoma, Wash. (phone: 253/565-6600).
Committee D07 meets April 22-24 in Madison, Wis. For meeting or
membership details, contact Maxine Topping, ASTM Technical Committee manager (phone: 610/832-9737). //
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