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Structural design with Accoya wood

Bongers, F; Alexander, J; Marcroft, J; Crawford, D; Bongers, Ferry; Alexander, John; Marcroft, Julian; Crawford, David; Hairstans, R


F Bongers

J Alexander

J Marcroft

D Crawford

Ferry Bongers

John Alexander

Julian Marcroft

David Crawford


The benefits from acetylation of wood to enhance resistance against fungal decay and dimensional stability have been known for many years. Since 2007 Accsys Technologies has been commercially producing Accoya wood that is based on acetylation of Radiata pine. Accoya has shown its potential for many applications, even for structural use. However, due to limited engineering data each project had to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Based on research at various universities and institutes, Accsys Technologies has in combination with TimberSolve and ARUP, developed a handbook to assist designers and structural engineers produce reliable, durable and consistent designs utilising Accoya wood in structural applications.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 31, 2013
Online Publication Date Nov 18, 2013
Publication Date 2013-11
Deposit Date May 13, 2016
Publicly Available Date May 13, 2016
Print ISSN 2042-6445
Electronic ISSN 2042-6453
Publisher Maney Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 4
Issue 3
Pages 172-176
Keywords Acetylated wood; mechanical properties; pinus radiate; strength grading; structural application; structural design;
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Contract Date May 13, 2016


Bongers et al manuscript revision 29-3-2013 (final).docx (239 Kb)

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