David E. Kretschmann
David E. KretschmannEngineering Properties of Wood, Wood Based Materials and Structures
Research General Engineer
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
- Education &
- Organizations &
- Products &
- Lab Notes
- Development of fundamental information on the properties of wood and wood based materials
- Effect of wood quality on product performance
- Grading and property assignment of lumber and round timbers
- University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S. Engineering Mechanics , 1987
- University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S. , 1984
- USDA technical representative to the American Lumber Standard Committee, Member
- ALSC Board of Review, Technical Advisor
|Publication Year: 2013|
Highlight ID: 440
|Traditional Grading System Updated for Structural Lumber|
The Forest Products Laboratory has traditionally provided unbiased information on the properties, characteristics, design, and use of structural wood products to groups and agencies that develop or control standards for ensuring public safety and hea ...
Highlight ID: 439
|Wood Construction Goes Beyond Its Traditional Roots|
As interest in sustainable building options continues to grow. Wood construction is going beyond its traditional roots in housing and expanding into mid-rise, high-rise, and non-residential applications. To support this trend, a new U.S. guide for th ...
|Publication Year: 2010|
Highlight ID: 170
|Centennial Edition, Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material|
The Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material serves as a primary reference document for a wide variety of users-from the general public through architects and design engineers who use wood in highly engineered structures. ...
|Right Up Our Alley:|
FPL made national news in 2008 and 2011 when Research General Engineer Dave Kretschmann and his team became known for their work with Major League Baseball and the perplexing problem of breaking baseball bats. But did you know that FPL’s foray into sports goes back much farther than our work with ...
|Excellence in Writing Award Goes to FPL-Authored Journal Article|
The Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) has awarded their First Place George Marra Award for Excellence in Writing to three Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) researchers and their project partners...
|Shelter from the Storm?|
Throughout the United States, hundreds of tornadoes and several hurricanes affect people’s livelihoods each year. Nearly every state east of the Rocky Mountains faces the possibility of devastating tornadoes, with the Midwest being particularly at risk. Living along the gulf and east coasts offers...