SPIB to Submit SYP Matrix to ALSC

Originally published by: SPIBSeptember 7, 2012

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The Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) Board of Governor's met in Atlanta, Georgia on August 30, 2012 to make decisions on design values for Southern Pine dimension lumber. The recommendations of the SPIB Technical Committee were reviewed and discussed along with staff analysis of the full In-Grade test results.

The Board of Governor's made the following decisions:

- The complete visually graded dimension design value matrix with Dense, Unclassified, and Non-Dense values was approved and is to be forwarded to the American Lumber Standard Committee Board of Review.

- Design values for Mixed Southern Pine shall not be higher than design values for the major species but will retain the current design values when lower than the major species.

The next milestone will be submission of design values to the ALSC Board of Review in September 2012. The ALSC BOR will consider the design value changes at their meeting on October 18, 2012 in Washington, DC. To view the release, click on the pdf link below.

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