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Where can I find additional background information for adhesives and epoxies used in wood construction?


  • McGraw-Hill publishes a Wood Engineering and Construction Handbook, which includes a chapter on Adhesives (Chapter 12). It is authored by Richard Avent, Ph.D., P.E. Contact information:

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Louisiana State University
    3505B CEBA 
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803
    USA

    Phone: (225) 578-8735
    Fax: (225) 578-8652
    E-mail: ceaven@eng.lsu.edu
    Website: http://www.cee.lsu.edu/

  • ASCE publishes a document called Evaluation, Maintenance and Upgrading of Wood Structures, 1982, which includes a chapter (Chapter 5) on methods of repair and case studies where epoxies were used to repair wood structural members.

    American Society of Civil Engineers
    1801 Alexander Bell Drive
    Reston, VA 20191

    Phone: (800) 548-2723
    Website: http://www.asce.org

  • The American Institute of Timber Construction (AITC) publishes a document entitled Use of Epoxies in Repair of Structural Glued Laminated Timber (1990). It is available to download free from their website at https://www.aitc-glulam.org.

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