ASABE Updates Standards for Wood Assemblies

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its standard for the design of mechanically laminated wood assemblies.

The revision, ANSI/ASAE/NFBA EP559.2, Design Requirements and Engineering Properties for Mechanically Laminated Wood (Mechlam) Assemblies, includes new procedures for calculating fundamental design properties for both spliced and unspliced assemblies. ASABE members with standards access and those with site-license privileges can access the scope of the standard by electronically in about six weeks.

For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at 269-932-7031, A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at