FP1407 Training School: Service life of modified wood - Understanding Test Methodologies

When: 3.-5. April 2017

Where: Bangor University in North Wales, UK

UPDATE: The proceedings are now available here


Content and Objectives:

In the case of modified wood many traditional testing methods for predicting service life may be misleading due to the nature of the modifications. This training school will show how modification affects wood and how this can affect the interpretation of test results. Lab practicals and tutorials will explore the intricacies of the materials and the methods used to test them. Using the knowledge gained in future LCA will also be encouraged.


Day 1 - April 3rd 9.30 - 17.30

  • Introduction to LCA
  • Practical wood modification
  • Case Study: Visit to see modified wood cladding in use on the Halen Mon building

Day 2 - April 4th 9.00 - 17.00

  • Practical wood modification
  • Liquid and vapour sorption
  • Aesthetics and weathering

Day 3 - April 5th 9.00 - 14.00

  • LCA
  • Service life

Important dates

Apply for the course by 1. March 2017. The organizer will inform all the applicants on approval by 3. March 2017.

Coursework starts 3. April 2017 at 9:30 am and closes 5. April 2017 at 14:00

Apply for the course:

Please fill in the registration form and forward it to: FP1407trainingschool@bangor.ac.uk and fp1407@iam.upr.si by email no later than March 1st 2017.


Biocomposites Centre, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2UK, Wales, UK

Additional information

The number of students is limited to 15. Priority is given according to the early stage researcher status, applicants from cost inclusiveness countries, and gender balance.