USDA Forest Service – Forest Products Laboratory

April 2, 2021

Bridges, homes, and other wooden structures in remote areas can require the time-consuming task of professionals physically traveling to and from the structures for periodic termite infestation inspections. Convinced there had to be a better way, researchers from the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) investigated the use of remote sensing technologies to monitor the structural components of bridges and homes and transmit the findings to the internet cloud for interpretation. Early detection of termite activity could dramatically reduce the costs…view  »


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  • Deck Demise: Corroded Fasteners Pose Hidden Dangers
  • New Treatment Plant Ushers in Next Century of Wood Preservatives
  • Turning Research into Reality: Demo House Showcases Energy-Efficient Engineering
  • “Landmark Book” Covers Nondestructive Testing of Wood
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