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Understanding Moisture Performance of Wood: Introduction to Durable Design and Construction

May 20, 2015 – 8:15 am - 1:00 pm


Orlando, FLOrlando, FL


7:45   Onsite check-in
8:15   Program begins
1:00   Program concludes

Understanding Moisture Performance of Wood: Introduction to Durable Design and Construction

Speaker:  Ron Anthony, Wood Scientist, Anthony and Associates

Wood buildings that offer decades or more of service life are common in many parts of the country that face challenges of high humidity, termites, and decay conditions similar to those in Florida. Expand your design options by improving your understanding of wood’s relationship to moisture. Led by a wood expert, this seminar discusses wood’s response to relative humidity and liquid water, providing means to address decay and insect concerns, and reduce the potential for in-service shrinkage and swelling. Learn how to apply appropriate design considerations and develop your specifications to achieve high-performing, long-lasting wood buildings.

Ron Anthony received an MS in Wood Science and Technology and a BS in Forest Management and Wood Science and Technology from Colorado State University. Prior to forming Anthony & Associates in 1999, he conducted research and consulted on wood properties and the use of wood in construction applications. His efforts have led to applications of resistance drilling and digital radioscopy for quantifying decay in structural timbers and the investigation of hidden conditions. Author of over 100 publications, he has consulted throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the South Pacific. He is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology International, Colorado Preservation, Inc., Society of Wood Science and Technology, RILEM, and the Forest Products Society, and chairs the Committee on Forensic Investigation for the American Society of Civil Engineers. 

Maggiano’s Little Italy
Pointe Orlando
9101 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819

Free garage parking with voucher from Maggiano’s.

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Click here to download a PDF of the presentation.

Attendees will qualify for 3 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits.  CEUs are FBPE board-approved.

Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for their participation.

Professional Development Certificates and AIA CES forms will be available on site.

Contact Dawn at  or 404-394-4197.


20 May 2015
8:15 am - 1:00 pm
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Maggiano’s LIttle Italy – Orlando
Orlando, FL United States

WoodWorks offers a wide range of in-person and online training opportunities, from Wood Design Symposiums that include concurrent seminars and a trade show, to half-day workshops, lunchtime seminars and webinars.