2 edition of Stabilized engineered wood fiber for accessible playground surfaces found in the catalog.
Stabilized engineered wood fiber for accessible playground surfaces
by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory in [Madison, WI]
Written in English
|Statement||Theodore L. Laufenberg, Jerrold E. Winandy.|
|Series||General technical report FPL -- GTR-154., General technical report FPL -- 154.|
|Contributions||Winandy, Jerrold E., Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||11 p. :|
|Number of Pages||11|
It is Engineered Wood Fiber, a manufactured wood product of differing particle sizes, suitable for playground surfacing that passes the ASTM F Engineered Wood Fiber Standard. 2. Why not just install wood chips? The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) has determined that wood chips are not considered an accessible playground surface. 3. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory's (FPL) recent report Stabilized Engineered Wood Fiber for Accessible Playground Services, says most commonly used materials allow a wheelchair, cane or walker to sink into the surface. In the report, FPL researchers describe how to make a stabilized engineered wood fiber that complies with the American .
Engineered wood fiber is a popular choice for budget conscious playgrounds. Engineered wood fiber will require on-going maintenance and occasional topping off during its lifetime. This maintenance will help to maintain the recommended compacted material depth, thus keeping the surface compliant with applicable standards. Engineered Wood Fiber Specifications. Engineered Wood Fiber is the most popular and economical choice for playground surfacing and it is used in almost 75% of surfacing installations. Its popularity stems from it’s low initial cost, natural look and high shock attenuation properties.
Abstract. This specification covers engineered wood fiber for use as a playground safety surface under and around playground equipment. This specification establishes minimum requirements for the factors that determine particle size, consistency, purity, ability to drain, and heavy metal concentrations considered hazardous to children. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and the United States Architectural and Transportation Accessibility Compliance Board have released a report that examines stabilizing engineered wood fiber to improve wheelchair and walker accessibility for outdoor recreational trails where traditional paving would be costly and would detract from the natural aesthetics.
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Some engineered wood fiber (EWF) and chipped wood surfaces on playgrounds are difficult for those who use mobility aids, such as wheelchairs and walkers, because the surfaces are soft and uneven. This study is the third phase of a research project in pursuit of a stable, smooth, and impact-attenuating surface, based on wood materials, for.
Stabilized Engineered Wood Fiber for Accessible Playground Surfaces Installation and Serviceability Results: Governor Nelson State Park, Wisconsin Theodore L. Laufenberg, Research General Engineer Jerrold E.
Winandy, Supervisory Research Wood Scientist Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin Background. Stabilized Engineered Wood Fiber for Accessible Playground Surfaces Attachments: ewfpdf Theodore L.
Stabilized engineered wood fiber for accessible trails—Installation and serviceability results: Governor Dodge State Park, Wisconsin. for guidance in initiating Phase III of the development of the stabilized engineered. Engineered Wood Fiber Surfaces Improve Accessibility for Americans With Disabilities Wood-chip surface on playground at Governor Nelson State Park near Madison, Wisconsin.
What is the preferred playground safety surface material in the United States today. The answer is engineered wood fiber (EWF). EWF is the technical name for a loose.
Engineered wood fiber (EWF) is an economical playground surfacing, it's easy to install, and it meets all accessibility guidelines. It is able to absorb a high amount of impact and force, but it's also firm and slip resistant. Wheelchairs, crutches, and walkers can move efficiently across a playground surface made out of engineered wood fiber.5/5(24).
Engineered wood fiber is an economical playground surfacing used on nearly ¾’s of all playgrounds in the U.S. because of its high impact absorbing qualities yet firm, slip resistant surface that, if properly installed, will meet accessibility guidelines. Less expensive products such as sand and pea gravel are not acceptable for accessibility.
Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF) is a popular choice for budget-conscious playgrounds. While affordable, Engineered Wood Fiber will require ongoing maintenance and occasional topping off during its lifetime. This maintenance will help uphold the recommended compacted material depth, thus keeping the surface compliant with applicable standards and.
part of the third phase of research in pursuit of an accessible stable and smooth surface based on wood fiber. The study originally targeted the use of engineered wood fiber (EWF) (ASTM ) for playgrounds. In Phase I, processing tech-niques and material properties were evaluated in small benchtop and full-depth laboratory tests (Laufenberg.
Engineered Wood Fiber EWF is the original and most popular choice for playground surfacing mainly because of it s lower cost than other playground safety surfaces EWF gives your playground an attractive natural look Once installed and settled Engineered Wood Fiber forms a knitted layer that.
synthetic rubber surfaces for full-depth playground system installations. When installed with proper drainage and well maintained, a wood fiber surface can last for 8 years or more.
It can be designed to exceed Consumer Product and Safety Commission guidelines for the safety of playground surfaces. Stabilized Engineered Wood Fiber for Accessible Playground Surfaces > Observations and Results Research Figure 12— Firmness of Play playground surface, as firmness measured with the by Rotational rotational Penetrometer penetrometer, over the nine 9- month installation.
Figure 15—Hyphal growth on surface of wood chip from. Let’s look at a list of ADA-accessible playground surfaces. Engineered Wood Fiber. Engineered wood fiber (EWF) is a good recommendation for an ADA-approved playground surface because it has great impact attenuating qualities yet still meets the requirements for accessibility.
EWF is an excellent choice because it’s also more affordable. This downloadable case study documents the application of Midwest's patented dust control Soil-Sement® product at a the USDA's forest service branch. Improving Engineered Wood Fiber Surfaces for Accessible Playgrounds Theodore Laufenberg, General Engineer Andrzej M.
Krzysik, Forest Products Technologist Jerrold E. Winandy, Supervisory Research Forest Products Technologist Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wisconsin Background Engineered wood fiber (EWF) products are the first choice.
Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF) is an economical playground surfacing that is used on the majority of playgrounds in the United States. It has high impact absorbing qualities that when properly installed also offers a firm, slip resistant surface that meets accessibility guidelines.1 Made of processed wood that is ground to a fibrous consistency randomly sized typically to not over 2” in length.
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AAA State of Play is a premier provider of playground surfaces. Engineered Wood Fiber, a fancy word for wood mulch, is one of the most common playground safety surfaces due to the relatively low cost compared with rubber and nationwide availability of wood chippers in our network of suppliers that cut down on shipping costs.
Fibar ® Engineered Wood Fiber Affordable, accessible playground safety surface. The gold standard of the playground safety surfacing industry for bulk use and playground mulch top-offs.
It’s no accident that o playgrounds in the U.S. and Canada are surfaced with Fibar Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF) playground chips. Get this from a library. Stabilized engineered wood fiber for accessible playground surfaces: installation and serviceability results: Governor Nelson State Park, Wisconsin.
[Theodore Laufenberg; Jerrold E Winandy; Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)]. Shredded Rubber and Engineered Wood Fiber can be used for play structures with a fall height up to 10 feet. Fully Accessible Surfaces Pour-in-Place, Rubber Mats/Tiles Pros: These artificial surfacing materials exceed ADA standards and are deemed universally accessible for children with disabilities.ADA Compliant Playground Surfaces.
We believe playgrounds should be inclusive — everyone should be able to enjoy them, including those with special needs. So, we only work with wheelchair/handicap accessible playground surface materials that can be installed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
That means our playground surfacing design and installation will include.1. Engineered Wood Fiber 2. Geotextile soil-separation fabric 3. Drainage gravel 4.
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