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December 17, 2019

More then ever wildfires pose serious risk to housing.

It’s no longer just an occasional occurrence. Wildfires are more frequent and come with more intensity then ever before. Millions of families have lost their homes […]
July 2, 2019

California specifiers gather for social event at Newport Beach.

I had the pleasure of attending this “mix & mingle” event hosted by Fabrice Spies and his company SoCal Building Solutions. It was a great opportunity […]
November 1, 2018

Thermal Modification vs Torrefaction. Are there similarities?

Its a question that gets asked of me on a frequent basis.  Torrefaction of wood dates back to the Second World War. The technology was created […]
April 2, 2018

Thermally Modified Ash Wood Achieves California Building Materials Listing Status for WUI

After several months and exhaustive testing administered by an approved California State independent lab, Cherry Forest Products and the companies Thermally Modified Ash achieved listing status […]
May 13, 2016

Thermally Modified Wood and Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)

WUI or what they call “Wildland Urban Interface” is a regulation that requires building products to comply with specific standards when used in the Wildland Urban Interface […]