Albert L. DeBonis, PhD
, specializes in Wood Science Technology
. His focus is on the evaluation, assessment and testing in virtually every aspect of wood science and wood construction technology across the United States and Internationally.
Dr. DeBonis served as the manger of the Engineering Research and Development for the Western Wood Products Association (WWPA) and taught at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Department of Forest Products. He has carried out both basic and applied research over the years on many products, but his current focus is on the proper use of wood products in construction.
- Dr. DeBonis provides forensic investigations, failure analyses, research and development, and provide expert witness testimony in a wide variety of legal cases. He has provided technical support on projects ranging from construction problems in single family dwellings to national class action product liability suits. Dr. DeBonis has investigated products failures such:
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- Hardboard / Composite Wood Sidings
- Fire Retardant Lumber and Plywood
- Structural Lumber
- Scaffold Systems
- In Situ Lumber Grading
- Lumber & Wood Products
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