FPL Verifies SPIB's Latest Submission

Originally published by: SBCADecember 21, 2012

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On December 12th, 2012 the American Lumber Standards Committee (ALSC) Board of Review requested the Forest Products Lab (FPL) review the latest submission from the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) “Determination of Design Values for Visually Graded Southern Pine Dimension Lumber.”

In a response letter (which can be viewed by clicking on the pdf link below), FPL stated it believed, “the revised version of the design values  were developed using ASTM standards or other technically sound criteria and as such represent an appropriate estimate of the Southern Pine design values at this time.”

As reported earlier, ALSC will hold a hearing in Washington, DC on January 30, 2013 to review SPIB’s data and allow all interested parties to provide input on the recommended changes to Southern Pine design values.