Wood’s structural, economic, environmental and aesthetic benefits make it the preferred building product in a wide variety of aquatic applications – including bridges, boardwalks, piers and structures in or near waterways and wetlands.
Wanted: Great Aquatics Projects
Enter the new
Preserved Wood In Aquatics Awards program!
WWPI activities for these uses are directed by the Aquatic Applications Committee, which was created to promote, develop and enhance the use of preserved wood materials produced and/or marketed by WWPI members for use in aquatic and environmentally sensitive markets.
While the aquatic market is relatively small, responding to aquatic issues is an important opportunity to respond to issues that might otherwise invade or threaten other application areas.
Institute activities for Aquatic Applications include:
- Outreach – Utilize the Best Management Practices, Aquatic Guide, Aquatic Assessment models and other information that may need to be developed to promote the understanding and use of preserved wood in aquatic and sensitive environment applications. Outreach activities will be conducted through the lumber and plywood program.
- Technical – Provide technical assistance to the market, which may be in the form of conducting aqautic assessments or offering scientific information and/or development of outreach documents or items such as product safety or performance compared to alternative materials.
- Research – Conduct research in areas identified as being important to the protection of the use of preserved wood in construction where aquatic or sensitive areas are involved or offering scientific or technical information to other groups' research efforts.
- Regulatory – Identify or respond to emerging regulatory problems that may affect the use of preserved wood products in aquatic and sensitive environments. Management of issues will be conducted through the WWPI Regulatory Affairs Committee or through an emerging issue management group. Some issues may need to be reviewed by the Board for action consideration and approval.
Staff contact: Dallin Brooks