The database shall serve as pool for service life prediction and modelling and shall contribute to an enhanced understanding of wood durability. It is an open web-based platform for scientific exchange in the field of wood durability and wood protection.
It is NOT the aim of the database to promote or denigrate any product or material. The database will contain raw data only; no statistical evaluation will be included. Thus it will be the exclusive responsibility of the user to interpret the test results published in the database.
For each data set, the full range of information about the test method, the test material, and other relevant parameters, is required to guarantee reliability of the data. For this reason every data set submitted is reviewed and checked for completeness of all relevant data. The database allows submission of assessment data from all kinds of standardized and non-standardized wood durability tests.
To help with submissions, we have provided two template files to record the results from decay, insect, termite, marine and combined tests. They are Excel files, and you will be asked to submit them with your test data. Please download the appropriate Excel file below. One is for FIELD tests and one for LAB tests — no further differentiation between the material types or between degrading organisms!
The database allows for test results from standardized and non-standardized laboratory and field tests. Natural durable timber, preservative and water-repellent treated timber, chemically and thermally modified timber as well as composites have been considered. Finally all types of decay organisms and other degrading agents are regarded.
Click the appropriate link below to open your submission form. While completing the form you will be asked to attached your completed Excel file. After submitting your data it will be reviewed briefly before combining all the data into one PDF document and saving it to our Durability Database.