First in the Fall 2017 BCT lecture series was a talk by Dr. Barry Goodell, who explained decay processes in wood and showed common occurrences of decay in wood structures along with solutions how to prevent those.


Dr. Barry Goodell is an expert in fungal systems, including those that cause the decay of wood – a multi-billion dollar problem in wooden structures each year. In this talk he covers how decay establishes and can be detected, designs that promote problems, and opportunities for protection and remedial actions.