Title: Adoption of engineered wood products in Alaska
Author: Roos, Joseph A.; Ganguly, Indroneil; Brackley, Allen
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-775. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 10 p
Station ID: GTR-PNW-775
Description: Based on an in-grade testing program, the Ketchikan Wood Technology Center has registered three proprietary grademarks for Alaska species of hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla (Raf.) Sarg.), yellow-cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis (D. Don) Spach), and spruce (combined Sitka spruce [Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.] and white spruce [Picea glauca (Moench) Voss]). The Ketchikan Wood Technology Center conducted tests to establish glulam beam manufacturing specifications. In conjunction with this program, there is a need to measure the market for glulam beams in Alaska. The purpose of this research was to compare Alaska residential builder adoption rates of glulam beams and other engineered wood products to those of the continental United States. The results showed that a higher percentage of Alaska builders use glulam beams compared with builders in the rest of the United States.
Keywords: Alaska, glulam, glu-lam, engineered wood, lumber.
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Roos, Joseph A.; Ganguly, Indroneil; Brackley, Allen 2009. Adoption of engineered wood products in Alaska. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-775. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 10 p.