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Wood Science

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Wood Science Consulting, Inc. (WSC) provides expert services in the use of wood and wood-based materials. Principle, and owner, Matthew Anderson is a consulting wood scientist that represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of legal issues. Additionally, WSC provides standardized testing of wood and wood based-materials including; nondestructive, standardized testing, microscopy, failure analyses, product performance, class actions, personal injury, liability and insurance claims.

Some of the various products and issues WSC has been retained to evaluate include; timbers, lumber, decking, planks, glued laminated beams (i.e. glulam), structural composite lumber materials, trusses, pilings, utility poles, preservative treated lumber, building envelope moisture damage, panels (i.e., plywood and OSB), cedar shakes and shingles, and wood flooring.

Education & Licenses

* 1998 - Master of Science, Wood Science and Engineering. Oregon State University.
* 1996 - Bachelor of Science, Construction Management & Wood Products Engineering. SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry.
* 1991-1993 - Physics - major, Mathematics - minor. SUNY Oswego.

Professional Organizations:
* Forest Products Society (FPS)
* American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
* American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
* American Wood Protection Association (AWPA)
* American Wood Council (AWC)
* Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB)
* Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST)
* Millbrook Rotary Club

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