Wood in Construction: How to Avoid Costly Mistakes
December 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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James C. Coulson FIWSc FFB is a Wood Scientist and Timber Technologist with an encyclopaedic experience of the use of wood in construction, extending back over more than 35 years. He served as President of the Institute of Wood Science from 2002 to 2004 and he is currently a member of the Board of the Wood Technology Society (WTS), a Division of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). He is a member of the WTS's Education Working Group and a tutor for the IOM3 courses on Wood Science and Timber Technology. He has been a Visiting Lecturer to the Universities of Newcastle and Durham Schools of Architecture and Engineering, as well as to Leeds College of Building. He is also a member of the UK Executive Committee of ICOMOS and a specialist in condition surveys of historic timber buildings (he was technical timber advisor for Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, working on that project for about 4½ years). He founded Technology For Timber Limited, a consultancy practice dealing with all aspects of timber and wood-based products, in 1991.