IRG 2022 Webinar
 21 November 2022 - Agenda
All times in Central European Time (UTC +1)


Monday November 21


Opening Welcome from IRG President
L Ross



Update on IRG54 meeting
JJ Morrell


Technical Session – Moderated by R Stirling


Biological durability for novel composites manufactured from green materials
A Mohareb



Discrimination of five commercial wood preservatives by handheld near-infrared spectrometers and Multivariate Data Analysis
M Rubini, P Dulucq, B Charrier



Effect of furfurylation treatment on the performance of three Canadian wood species
G Boivin, D Schorr



Acetylation of pine wood in Uruguay
CM Ibáñez, L Castillo



A Comparison of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Floor Panels using Finite Element Analysis and Experimental Fire Testing
M Yasir, A Macilwraith, K Ruane




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Information on the IRG54 meeting to be held in Cairns, Australia commencing on May 28, 2023 is available at this link and will be updated continually as further information comes to hand.

IRG54 Keynotes and Special Sessions

Keynotes at IRG54

Jeff Morrell

Wood protection in Australia, Include on-going research at the National Centre for Timber Durability & Design Life

Phil Evans

Micro-CT in wood protection research


Special Sessions at IRG54

Special Session 1

Tropical woods: Natural and conferred durability
Convener: Kévin Candelier
We invite submissions on the utilization of tropical wood species. Topics of interest include extractives defense mechanisms against fungi, insects and marine borers, protection of tropic wood in service (including modification and design), and valorization of tropical wood with low natural durability.

Authors of papers in this special session will be invited to submit their work for publication in a special issue of the scientific journal Bois et Forêts des Tropiques [Tropical & Mediterranean Woods & Forests] ( This special issue should be  published in late 2023 or early 2024.

Special Session 2

Termites: Biology and Management

Convenors: Mark Mankowski and Maite de Troya

The majority of the world’s 3,000 termite species play an important role in ecosystem services as they breakdown cellulosic material contributing to nutrient cycling. However, approximately 80 species are considered pests causing severe damage to wood in service. Due to their cryptic habits, termite damage associated with construction often goes unnoticed. Although mostly associated with warm tropical and subtropical regions, the effects of climate change may play a role in expanding the ranges of some species into areas that were once considered inhospitable for their survival.

We invite submissions from termite researchers and termite enthusiasts to present on topics of interest including termite biology, geographical distribution, detection methods, structural protection and control based on insecticides or chemically treated wood systems in hopes to provide information on recent advances associated with termite biology and management.


Interest in or Submissions for the Special Sessions

For either of the Special Sessions, please contact the IRG Secretariat directly to express your interest, and/or to submit your paper, indicating your wish to participate in the Special Session.