Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (387 KB)

Title: The need for performance criteria in evaluating the durability of wood products

Author: Lebow, Stan; Woodward, Bessie; Lebow, Patricia; Clausen, Carol;

Date: 2010

Source: Journal of Istanbul University Forestry Faculty. Vol. 58, no. 2 (2010): p. 29-41.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Data generated from wood-product durability evaluations can be difficult to interpret. Standard methods used to evaluate the potential long-term durability of wood products often provide little guidance on interpretation of test results. Decisions on acceptable performance for standardization and code compliance are based on the judgment of reviewers or committees. This decision-making process has potential pitfalls, especially when there is pressure to minimize the time needed for evaluation. This paper discusses some of the pitfalls encountered in interpretation of in-ground and above-ground durability test data and suggests areas where more prescriptive performance criteria may be warranted.

Keywords: Wood preservatives, wood preservation, service life, wood standards, engineering standards, standardization, preserved wood, testing, standards, performance testing, durability, preservatives, review article, preservation, treated wood, preservative treated wood, exposure tests, performance criteria, evaluation methods, wood products

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

XML: View XML

Citation:


Lebow, Stan; Woodward, Bessie; Lebow, Patricia; Clausen, Carol; 2010. The need for performance criteria in evaluating the durability of wood products. Journal of Istanbul University Forestry Faculty. Vol. 58, no. 2 (2010): p. 29-41.

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.