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Workshop on Fiber-Reinforced-Plastic Glulam Technology Offered in April

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 the workshop.

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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