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    Author(s): Marie Del Bianco; David B. McKeever; Lance Barta
    Date: 2012
    Source: Research paper FPL-RP-664. Madison, WI : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, 2012: 18 p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    This report is the result of a co-operative effort between the USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) Advanced Housing Research Center, the National Assocation of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center, and builder members of the Metropolitan Mobile and Baldwin County Home Builders Associations. The study was undertaken to further knowledge that will improve wood utilization and performance in wood-framed housing, specifically in the area of wood raised floor design and wood usage in the Gulf Coast region of the country.

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    Del Bianco, Marie; McKeever, David B.; Barta, Lance. 2012. Cost and time study for constructing raised wood floor systems in the Gulf Coast Region of the United States. Research Paper FPL-RP-664. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 18 p.


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