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Title: Historic Log Cabin structural Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation - A Case Study

Source: In: Proceedings, 17th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium, Sopron, Hungary. Volume 2, pp. 505-512. 2011.

Author(s)Brashaw, Brian; Vatalaro, Robert; Ross, Robert J.; Wang, Xiping; Schmieding, Steven; Okstad, Walt

Publication Year: 2011  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4714-3A

Abstract: Since 1995, the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) and the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) have worked cooperatively with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and other cooperators to develop and teach a short course on inspection of structures. Key to these courses are case study inspections showing the procedures, techniques, assessment strategies and repairs of wood structures. In this paper, we focus on the results of a detailed inspection of a historic log cabin built in Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness during the 1930’s by the U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps, now owned and maintained by U.S. Forest Service. This inspection and resulting report was used by the U.S. Forest Service to guide the repair and renovation of the cabin during the summer of 2010. A visual case study of the inspection techniques, equipment, condition assessment results and facility rehabilitation and repairs will be presented demonstrating the importance of in-place nondestructive evaluation techniques for preserving historic wood structures.

Keywords: nondestructive evaluation, historic structures, stress wave timing, resistance microdrilling

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 12,852 kb(s)

Date posted: 10/09/2012
RITS Product ID: 62564
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Ross, Robert J.
Supervisory Research Gen. Engineer
Wang, Xiping
Research Forest Products Technologist
 

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