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WPEL Wood Products Engineering Laboratory

The Wood Products Engineering Laboratory (WPEL) is an IAS accredited laboratory supporting research and providing testing services to clients in industry and academia. The International Accreditation Service (IAS) is a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation that has been providing accreditation services since 1975.

The WPEL is located on the first floor of Baker Laboratory at ESF.

Accredited Standards

Wood Products

  • ASTM Standard D 143-9\\\007) Standard Test Methods for Small Clear Specimens of Timber
  • ASTM Standard D 2395-07a, Specific gravity of wood and wood-based materials
  • ASTM Standard D3201 Standard Test Method for Hygroscopic Properties of Fire Retardant for Wood and Wood Based Products
  • ASTM Standard D 4442-92 (2003), Direct moisture content measurement of wood and wood -based materials
  • ASTM Standard D 4444
  • ASTM Standard D 4933

Wood Preservatives

  • ASTM Standard D 1860
  • AWPA Standard E 12, Determining corrosion of metals in contact with treated wood
  • AWPA 2007 Technical Committee Regulations Appendix A Sections 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.3 and 5.4
  • AWPA 2007 Technical Committee Regulations Appendix B 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3
  • AWPA 2007 Technical Committee Regulations Appendix C 6.1, 6.2.1 and 6.2.2
  • ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria AC 326


  • Dept.of Sustainable Construction Management and Engineering; 205 Baker Lab; (315) 470-6880
  • William B. Smith, Quality Manager; 
  • William L. Kelleher, Laboratory Supervisor; 
  • Susan E. Anagnost, Laboratory Manager;