Technical Manuals For Timber Service Life Design Guide
These manuals are backing document to the Timber Service Life design guide that is available on WoodSolutions, click here to view.
The vision for developing durability design procedures for timber, based upon rational engineering reliability principles, can be attributed to Drs Bob Leicester and John Barnacle (ex CSIRO) in a Forest Products Research Conference paper in 1990. This vision was taken up and actively participated in, by the research fraternity (CSIRO-BCE, CSIRO-MIT, CSIRO-SE, CSIRO-DFFP, QLD and NSW Forest Research Institutes and private consultants), industry and Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) who undertook this world first Durability Design Project completed in 2007. Contributions of earlier Australian timber durability researchers (mainly CSIRO and State Forest Services) who had the foresight to establish long term field trials that are still producing valuable data, after more than 30 years exposure, must also be acknowledged.