Making waves with LUS

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TRADA Technology's Senior Technical Consultant, Dr John Williams, examines the suitability of lesser used species (LUS) for marine and freshwater construction, based on recent research.

Article from In Touch with Timber Issue 2 (Summer 2010)

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