2008-10-17

UNBC study gauges reaction to beetle wood as concrete aggregate

A marketing study is underway to gauge the construction industry’s response to concrete products made with wood killed by the mountain pine beetle.

Substituting conventional aggregates of stones and rocks with beetle killed wood chips emerged from research at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in Prince George in 2007.

The next step is a broad-based market research initiative.