Timber Measurement Society Meeting, Portland, Oregon
12-14 April, 2017

The meeting was attended by 94 people from the US, Canada, Chile, Estonia,  and Switzerland. The presentations from the meeting can be downloaded below. Download the agenda and the minutes.
April 12, 2017

Big data collection and reporting using Excel and Tableau as it relates to logs and lumber
John Calkins, Log Scaling Analysis and Consulting , Shelton, Washington

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Software solutions for the measurement and management of log volumes
Grant Sutherland, BOS Forestry, Nelson, British Columbia

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Benchmarking sawmill recovery: trends in sawmill efficiency over the years and by region
Roy Anderson, The Beck Group, Portland Oregon

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Log Scaling for Timber Cruisers
Tom St. Laurent, Forest Grove, Oregon

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Winch assisted technology for steep slope harvester use
Peter Dyson, FPInnovations, Vancouver, British Columbia

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A much improved version of Atterbury Consultants Super ACE cruise program
Paul Wagner, Atterbury Consultants Inc.
, Darrington, Washington

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How many cruise plots are needed
Kim Isles, Kim Isles Associates, Nanaimo, British Columbia

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Scanner scaling station: log scaling profile, Vaagen Bros
Scott Dodson, Vaagen Bros., Colville, Washington

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Logging Utilization in Oregon and Washington
Eric Simmons, University of Montana, Missoula

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April 13, 2017


Housing report and economic situation: analysis of current and forecasted demand for housing in North America and Europe Delton Alderman, USFS Forest Products Lab, Princeton, West Virginia

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Supporting the Development of a Mass Timber Manufacturing Industry in Oregon
Ian Macdonald, TallWood Design Institute, Corvallis, OR

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Using cubic log scale in Idaho: practical experience, butt diameter and cull determination
Archie Gray Archie Gray, Idaho Department of Lands, Coeur d’Alene

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Cross laminated timber developments in North America
Ethan Martin, Wood-Works, Seattle, Washington

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Latest developments in GPS
Jon Aschenbach, Resource Supply, LLC.
, Beaverton, Oregon

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North American log and wood fiber markets
Gordon Culbertson, Manager, Northwest Market Sales, Forest2Market, Eugene, Oregon

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Update on the Timbeter - a smart solution for accurate timber measurement and data management
Vallo Visnapuu, Timbeter O, Prnu, Estonia


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Managing forest data: measurement, computation and communication 
Zack Parisa, SilviaTerra, San Francisco, California

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Central Alberta log study
Dallas Garcia and Max Matthews, Millar Western, Whitecourt, Alberta

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Collecting data on your phone or tablet
Tyler Gakstatter, Resource Supply, LLC., Beaverton, Oregon

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Measurement aspects of the Trustima tools and Trimble/BOS Trade trip ticketing system
David Buddingh, Trimble Navigation, Corvallis Oregon

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April 14, 2017

On April 14, the group participated in a Field trip and Log rollout at the RSG Forest Products mill, Kalama Washington.  Many thanks to Columbia River Scaling Bureau and RSG for  organizing  and  hosting  the  event.

TMS Central Committee Officers and Contacts

         

Chairman: Matt Fonseca                                       Matthew.Fonseca@unece.org

Vice chairman: Gary Baylous                               Gary@prlsb.com         

Vice chairman: Mario Angel                                  Mario.Angel@woodtechms.com

Secretary-Treasurer: Dennis Moore                     dennis@nwlogscalers.com

Program coordinator: Max Matthews                   MMatthews@millarwestern.com

Communication and outreach: Dallas Garcia     LoggoneServices@outlook.com