Experimental Design Workshop for Manufacturers and Researchers

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St. Simons Island, Georgia
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 1:15 – 4:45 pm EST

Instructor: Timothy M. Young, PhD, The University of Tennessee,

A three-hour workshop on contemporary experimental design (‘Design of Experiments or DOE’) is offered to participants of the PTF BPI 2016 conference. This workshop is presented as an introduction to the topic of Design of Experiments (DOE). Key topics of the DOE workshop will be: 1) General Linear Model (GLM); 2) Analysis of Variance (ANOVA); 3) Factorial Design; 4) Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA); 5) Blocking; and 6) Taguchi Robust Product Design. Developing a design and Interpreting statistical results are key outcomes for participants. Assumptions related to randomization and key principles of DOE (e.g., homogenous variance of groups, etc.) are also presented. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to the workshop. Model development and statistical results will be presented in the context of Minitab 17 and JMP 12 software. For more detail on workshops and seminars presented by Dr. Timothy Young, visit his website at

Registration Fee: $250 (FPS Members) $300 (Nonmembers)
Space is Limited, you must register by Oct. 14th.

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Life Cycle Assessment: Everything You Need to Know and Were Afraid to Ask

PTF BPI 2016 at St. Simons Island, Georgia
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 1:15-4:45 EST

Instructor: Maureen Puettmann, PhD, WoodLife Environmental Consultants,

What is this thing called “Life Cycle Assessment” or “LCA”? If you would like to understand what it takes to develop an LCA, to be able to interpret LCA reports, or to decide if an LCA is good for your business, then this course is for you! This three-hour workshop is offered to all participants of the PTF BPI 2016 and is targeted towards researchers, process, operational, technical and business managers involved in wood products. The workshop is an introduction to LCA focused on the question: What can LCA do for the wood products industry?
Topics covered will include:
  • How to begin thinking about a product LCA?
  • What data are required?
  • What is an impact assessment?
  • What do the results mean?
  • How does my LCA stack up?
Additional topics:
  • What is an Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)?
  • Open discussion/Questions

Registration Fee: $250 (FPS Members) $300 (Nonmembers)
Space is Limited, you must register by Oct. 14th.

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