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Structural design with Accoya wood.

  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.

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    18 November 2013

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    Maney Publishing

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    TH Building construction

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    694 Wood construction & carpentry


Bongers, F., Alexander, J., Marcroft, J., Crawford, D. & Hairstans, R. (2013). Structural design with Accoya wood. International Wood Products Journal. 4doi:10.1179/2042645313Y.0000000041. ISSN 2042-6445



Acetylated wood; mechanical properties; pinus radiate; strength grading; structural application; structural design;

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