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One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726
Phone: (608) 231-9200
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Facilities and Equipment

Centennial Research Facility



The multi-use laboratory is a combined research facility that will house state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories for four major areas of research:


  • Wood Preservation
    • Microbiology and chemistry laboratories
    • Pilot-scale pressure treatment facility
  • Durability
    • Custom-made stainless steel weathering chamber that mimics actual weather conditions, including temperature, humidity, sunlight, wind and rain
    • Laboratory to study moisture transport properties of wood products
  • Engineering Mechanics
    • Strong floor and wall systems to perform full-scale testing of wood-framed building mock-ups and large wood structural members
    • Open-bay floor areas accommodate large testing equipment
  • Composite Sciences
    • Compounders, extruders, injection molders, and hot presses
    • Open-bay floor areas accommodate large manufacturing equipment