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Here are some possible resources:
American Institute of Timber Construction
7012 S. Revere Pkwy., #140
Englewood, CO 80112
(303) 792-9559
APA-The Engineered Wood Association
P.O. Box 11700
Tacoma, WA 98411-0700
(253) 565-6600

Wood and Timber Condition Assessment Manual
by Robert J. Ross, Brian K. Brashaw, Xiping Wang, Robert H. White, and Roy F. Pellerin.
Available at

Forest Products Society
2801 Marshall Ct.
Madison, WI 53705-2295
Phone: (608) 231-1361 ext. 202

Here's contact information for the lead author:

Dr. Robert J. Ross
Phone: (608) 231-9210

Other resources:

Evaluation, Maintenance and Upgrading of Wood Structures: A Guide and Commentary. Published by ASCE (Committee on Wood), 1982. Available at
ISBN # 0872623173

Evaluation and Upgrading of Wood Structures: Case Studies. Published by: ASCE(Proceedings of a session at Structures Congress, 1986). Edited by: Vijay K. A. Gopu. Available at
ISBN # 0872625508

John "Buddy" Showalter, P.E.
Director, Technical Media
AF&PA/American Wood Council
1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
P: 202-463-2769
F: 202-463-2791

The American Wood Council (AWC) is the wood products division of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). AWC develops internationally recognized standards for wood design and construction. Its efforts with building codes and standards, engineering and research, and technology transfer ensure proper application for engineered and traditional wood products.

The guidance provided herein is not a formal interpretation of any AF&PA standard.  Interpretations of AF&PA standards are only available through a formal process outlined in AF&PA's standards development procedures.


Subject: Old Glulam Arches...
From: "Bernard, Scott C." <SCBernard(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>

Good Afternoon,

Does anyone have any information on the analysis, non destructive testing, and possible in-situ repair techniques for damaged Glulam arches? =20 Thanks in advance! =20 Best Regards, =20 Scott =20 Scott C. Bernard, E.I. E-mail : scbernard(--nospam--at) =20 =20