European forests are more susceptible to storm damage than ever before, according to research led by the British Forestry Commission. The Commission is exploring risk models that predict the probability, as well as the implications of thinning the forest and managing it in different ways.
A non-metallic, non-glue, connection system for timber structures could find use in corrosive environments such as swimming pools and grit salt storage facilities, as well as the renovation or restoration of historic frames. It uses glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) dowels and densified veneer wood (DVW) flitch plates.
Peter Hatto, Chairman of the UK’s European and international standardisation committees for nanotechnologies, and Stuart MacLachlan of the UK’s Materials Knowledge Transfer Network, discuss the latest on nanotechnology standardisation.