ASCE SJ April 2019 Meeting - Understanding Moisture Induced Movement in Wood-Frame Structures
"Understanding Wood Moisture Movement in Diagnosing Problems with Wood-Frame Structures"
Speaker:Leonard J. Morse-Fortier, Ph.D., P.E.
Wood responds to changes in atmospheric conditions, swelling as it absorbs moisture under elevated humidity, and shrinking when surrounded by dry air. The affected wood, whether it is used for framing or applied as a finish, will move as it expands and contracts. Where the movement is constrained, or where the movement changes the members' geometry, the result may be damage. As the symptoms of hygroscopic movement may resemble damage from external forces, understanding wood shrinkage can aid in correctly diagnosing the underlying causes of building damage. This presentation provides an overview of wood shrinkage, and I will give some examples of damage that results from wood shrinkage, but which may resemble damage from other causes.
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AWARD NOMINATIONS & SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships are available to college students enrolled in a Civil Engineering program in South Jersey, or are residents of South Jersey. Scholarship applications are due byApril 29, 2019.
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Nominations are being accepted for the following awards:
- George Stout Award
- Distinguished Citizen
- Distinguished Engineer
- South Jersey Outstanding Engineering Project
Award nominations are due byApril 26, 2019.
June 21, 2019-ASCE SJ Branch Annual Awards Luncheon, Ramblewood Country Club, Mount Laurel, NJ
To register, please click the link below.
We hope to see you there!
Scott D. Batterman