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Timber Bridge Webinar Series – Corrosion of Metals in Contact with Wood

September 16, 2014 – 10:00 am - 11:00 am




Welcome to Timber Bridge Tuesdays Sept 9th – Oct 14th!  We will be covering various topics related to timber bridge technology in a series of 6 weekly Webinars.

Join at 8 am Pacific, 9 am Mountain, 10 am Central, 11 am Eastern

It is no surprise that, when metal fasteners or connections are exposed to moisture, they can be susceptible to corrosion. However, many people overlook the effects of moisture on corrosion of metal fasteners when designing for the performance of timber bridges.  This webinar summarizes research on the corrosion of metals in wood, explains why metals corrode and gives practical design recommendations to engineers and architects designing wood bridges.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Samuel Zelinka has worked at the Forest Products Laboratory as a Materials Research Engineer since 2005. His research focuses on the corrosion of metals in contact with wood, transport phenomena in wood, and the thermodynamics of water in wood. As a graduate student, he developed a rapid test method for estimating the corrosion rate of metals in treated wood. He has also made contributions to the theory of electrical conduction, thermodynamics of water, and shape memory twist effect in wood, and his work on theory of corrosion led to a wood award in a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers award through the USDA. Dr. Zelinka participates in the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), where he is the Chairman of special topic group STG 38- Corrosion in the pulp, paper, and biomass industries.

Click here to download a copy of the presentation.

WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for 1 credit (HSW).

Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for 1 PDH credit.

Certificates will be emailed to participants within two weeks of the webinar.


If you are attending the webinar as a group, each person in your group requiring a certificate of attendance must sign the Group Sign-in form.

  • Download and print ONE sign-in sheet for your group.
  • Return the completed sign-in form by email within 72 hours to .
  • WoodWorks will send each attendee a certificate of completion within 2 weeks.

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®/iPad®/Android™ smartphone or tablet


16 September 2014
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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.