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September 25, 2007 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
About the presenter:
Professor John Ruddick from the Department of Wood Science at UBC specializes in enhancing the durability of wood through chemical and heat treatment. His research focuses on understanding the chemistry of fixation/stabilization of both alkaline copper and carbon based wood preservatives, factors influencing the performance of shell treated wood in residential construction and the protection of composite products such as PSB. As a consultant with Mychem Wood Protection Consultants Ltd. he specializes in the detection of decay in commercial timber structures and the problems caused by the corrosion of metal fasteners and connectors in contact with treated wood.
About the Topic:
The presentation will discuss how the performance of treated wood in residential construction is controlled by several factors including the wood’s durability, the longevity of preservative treatment, and the performance of the fasteners and connectors used in the construction. Professor Ruddick will focus on two topics. The first is a review of research showing the role of the mobile preservative component in the performance of treated wood in BC. In the second part the laboratory and field performance of fasteners and connnectors in contact with preservative treated wood is discussed.
|UPDATE ON WOOD TREATMENT AND CORROSION RESISTANT FASTENERS||Prof. John Ruddick
Dept. of Wood Science, UBC