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Wood Advisory Services, Inc. is consulting company that specializes in the evaluation, assessment and testing in virtually every aspect of wood science and wood construction technology across the United States and Internationally. Our services include; the standardized testing (i.e. ASTM, AWPA, APA, etc) of wood and wood-based materials; including lumber, timber, structural composite lumber, utility poles, piles, decking, siding, trim, solid flooring and engineered wood flooring. Additionally we investigate construction defects, assess existing wood structures and assemblies (i.e., in-situ visual grading, resistance drilling, wood decay, insect attack and chemical degradation), evaluate building envelope performance, forensic investigations, failure analyses, research and development, and provide expert witness testimony.

Albert L. DeBonis - Principal Wood Scientist
Ph.D. Colorado State University, 1978, Wood Science/Engineering.
M.S. Colorado State University, 1974, Wood Mechanics.
B.S. University of Massachusetts, 1972, Wood Technology.
A.A.S. Paul Smiths College, 1970, Forestry.