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Improving engineered wood fiber surfaces for accessible playgrounds

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, WI .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Engineered wood -- Impact testing.,
  • Surface roughness.,
  • Binders (Materials),
  • Playgrounds -- Barrier-free design.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTheodore Laufenberg, Andrzej Krzysik, Jerrold Winandy.
    SeriesGeneral technical report FPL ;, GTR-135, General technical report FPL ;, 135.
    ContributionsKrzysik, A., Winandy, Jerrold E.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTS800 .U532a no. 135, TS852 .U532a no. 135
    The Physical Object
    Pagination15 p. :
    Number of Pages15
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3748963M
    LC Control Number2003431176
    OCLC/WorldCa52188697

    When compacted, playground mulch, EWF, meets the ASTM standard specification for determination of accessibility of surface systems for playgrounds. Playground mulch, EWF. or playground wood chips is the most economical ADA-compliant playground surfacing material on the market, at least in initial cost. Wood Fiber Automatically Unloaded from "Walking Floor" Trucks: Wood Fiber in Place at Teddy's Playground, Rumson, NJ. Engineered wood fiber is an economical playground surfacing used on nearly 3/4 of all playgrounds in the U.S. because of its high impact absorbing qualities, yet firm, slip resistant surface that, if properly installed, allows for wheelchairs and strollers to traverse across it. Less expensive products such as sand and pea gravel just aren't.


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Improving engineered wood fiber surfaces for accessible playgrounds by Theodore Laufenberg Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Improving engineered wood fiber surfaces for accessible playgrounds. [Theodore Laufenberg; A Krzysik; Jerrold E Winandy] -- Some engineered wood fiber surfaces are uneven, tend to shift, and have low density. The goal of our research was to develop a playground surface material that cushions impact and is accessible to.

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. Some engineered wood fibre surfaces are uneven, tend to shift, and have low density. The goal of our research was to develop a playground surface material that cushions impact and is accessible to people with disabilities.

In the initial screening phase, we evaluated a variety of in situ surface treatments and mixtures of wood particles combined with various : T.

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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. Improved Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF) Surfaces Research.

Completed Research; Other Resources Improved Engineered Wood Fiber (EWF) Surfaces for Accessible Playgrounds Attachments: ewfpdf: prepared by: Theodore Laufenberg and Jerrold Winandy Performance Engineered Composites USDA-Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory Improving engineered wood fiber surfaces for accessible playgrounds book.

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 and. Budget conscious school boards and parks and recreation departments are constantly looking for affordable ways to create accessible spaces everyone can enjoy.

When using engineered wood fiber for playgrounds, several issues must be addressed in order to meet ADA guidelines.

Compaction factor — the amount that a material will compress — is. Engineered wood fiber is ADA-compliant and soft for falls Engineered wood fiber is an organic wood play surface that is certified as ADA-compliant. Our company delivers it to the 48 mainland U.S.

states. Engineered wood fiber (EWF) is a ground wood product similar in texture to shredded bark mulch. It is also known as wood carpet or wood rug. Bulk Fibar ® Engineered Wood Fiber As low as $ per sq. plus delivery and installation. Call or click here for a free quote for Improving engineered wood fiber surfaces for accessible playgrounds book project.

Installed in overplaygrounds in the U.S. and Canada. IPEMA certified, Fibar Engineered Wood. Wood Fiber Safety Information. Engineered wood fiber is an organic surfacing for landscaping, playgrounds, and other settings.

When engineered wood fiber is used as a playground surfacing, it is appropriate for children of any age (assuming that the depth of the surfacing is sufficient). Made of natural wood that is engineered to" knit together" and form a surface soft enough to cushion falls, yet firm enough for wheelchairs.

Recommended for use with our drainage system to avoid puddling, and ensure the surface is ready for play. Consider wear mats for high use areas as well. Easy to install and maintain.

Engineered wood fiber is a popular choice for projects. Engineered Wood Fiber Calculator 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.

With WoodCarpet engineered wood fiber, playground surfaces are more cushioned than ever. There's no reason to wait when it comes to the safety of commercial playgrounds. We make it easy to shop online as you'll find that this quality engineered wood fiber product is readily available and for sale at affordable rates.

Engineered wood fiber playground safety surfacing is manufactured from natural fibers, and is designed to reduce injuries on playgrounds, and provide a stable, resilient surface for trails.

It is a % natural product and contains no chemicals or artificial ingredients. Fresh wood is utilized than cannot be made into lumber. when engineered wood fiber settles, it forms a surface that is considered wheelchair accessible and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

For your information, engineered wood fiber also goes by the trade names of Wood Rug or Woodcarpet®. On a standard commercial playground, there must be a minimum of 9 inches of protective.

Improving Engineered Wood Fiber Surfaces for Accessible Playgrounds (Website or Online Data): Laufenberg, Theodore. Engineered wood fibers for accessible playground surfacing, from Fibar.

Safe and wheel chair accessible. Some engineered wood fibre (EWF) surfaces on playgrounds are soft and uneven, which creates difficulties for those who use mobility aids, such as wheelchairs and walkers. The outdoor field testing reported in this study is part of an effort to stabilize EWF to improve accessibility.

The concept is to mix a binder with the upper surface of EWF to create a stiff (firm) and scuff Author: T. Laufenberg, J. Winandy. Zeager Bros., Inc. is a family owned business founded in They are the leading manufacturer of landscape and recreation surfaces.

Zeager Bros. products are rigorously tested and third-party certified to industry standards. Zeager was the first North American manufacturer to develop engineered wood fiber (EWF) for playgrounds. When engineered wood fiber settles and compresses, its surface is considered wheelchair accessible and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Our engineered wood fiber is certified and meets ASTM International standards. Generally, engineered wood fiber also goes by the trade names of Wood Rug or Woodcarpet®. These engineered wood fibers are chemically and debris free, making them a safe choice for users young and old.

It contains high impact-absorbing qualities and a slip-resistant surface, so it's springy enough to cushion falls, yet firm enough to allow easy access for wheelchairs and strollers, making this a wonderful choice for child care. Almost 70% of playground related injuries are due to falls on hard surfaces.

One of the most effective and least expensive methods to make a playground safer is to provide adequate safety surfacing. Wood fibres weave together to create such a safe surface, a play surface that is firm, stable and slip resistant.

Engineered wood fiber (EWF) is an economical and wise choice for playground surfacing. EWF is not only sustainable but also more accessible than sand or gravel surfacing. This surface makes it more efficient for the traverse of wheelchairs and strollers around the playgrounds.

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.

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. 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.

A very cost effective playground surfacing option that is used on nearly ¾’s of all playgrounds in the U.S. Engineered Wood Fiber has a high impact absorbing qualities yet firm, slip resistant surfacing.

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Woof Fiber (or EWF) is made of specially ground, non-toxic wood; it helps to reduce mud puddles, craters, dust and dirt in your dog park. Lead Time: weeks. Because the longer fibers will interlock together, the surface actually improves with age and use.

ADA Accessible. Non-toxic; free of chemicals, pesticides and/or anything that could be. Engineered wood fiber is an economical playground surfacing used on nearly 80% of all playgrounds in the United States.

Because of its high impact absorbing qualities, yet firm, slip resistant surface that, if properly installed, allows for.

If parks and playgrounds are naturalized, there is an emphasis upon EWF for the surfacing. Many playground owners believe using a wood chipper to chip downed trees is the same as the engineered wood fiber sold by playground companies, but that's just not true, he continued.

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Different drainage systems are available. Pictured to the right is a typical gravel drainage model. Installing one or more compliant ADA ramps into the play area is.

Connect With Us Become a Fan Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Instagram Subscribe. 1 Playground Drive Greenfield, IN Toll Free International Fax Engineered Wood Fibre (EWF) is the recommended wood chip product for use as playground cover.

Besides its high shock absorbency, EWF has more beneficial features than other wood chips. Keeping Children at Heart. Playgrounds are an.

Wood Mulch for Playground Flooring. IPEMA certified. ASTM tested. ADA compliant. CPSC recommended. Our wood playground mulch is ideal for use under playground structures, climbers, swingsets or even just a wide, open play space. Unitary playground surfaces such as poured in place playground surfacing and rubber tile surfacing Loose fill playground surfacing like engineered wood fiber or rubber mulch How you choose your playground surfacing depends on the purpose of your playground, the type of equipment you purchase and your budget.

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We enjoy serving a wide variety of customers with wonderful products made right here in California.Safe at Home Finding Safe Surfaces for Playgrounds By Rick Dandes.

S electing the most appropriate and safest playground surface material is crucial in preventing children from seriously harming themselves while at play. After all, statistics indicate that about 70 percent of all playground injuries are the result of falls to the surface.