Meng Gong

University of New Brunswick

Meng Gong is a leading researcher and the director of the Wood Science and Technology Centre, University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada. He recently completed a five-year project on increasing the use of wood for structural and non-structural applications as the New Brunswick Innovative Research Chair in Advanced Wood and Construction, Canada. He received his master’s degree in Wood Technology and Ph.D. in Wood Engineering from Nanjing Forestry University, China, and UNB, respectively. He worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Wood Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan. He has published more than 120 refereed journal and conference papers, and more than 50 technical reports. Currently, he is conducting research and development on mass timber products using underutilized wood species.

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Wood is a gift from nature. It is a sustainable and renewable bio-composite material that possesses a natural ability to mitigate carbon dioxide. However, due to deforestation and climate change, it has become necessary to develop alternative building and construction materials. Engineered wood products (EWPs) such as parallel strand lumber, laminated veneer lumber, and cross-laminated timber are promising substitutions for conventional lumber products. This book presents a comprehensive overview of EWPs, including information on their classification, design, synthesis, properties, and more. It is divided into two sections: “General Overviews and Applications of EWPs” and “Recent Research and Development of EWPs”. The book is a valuable reference for manufacturers, engineers, architects, builders, researchers, and students in the field of construction.

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