Along with decades of industrial and academic experience, our network of experts has extensive experience and knowledge in the following areas:
- Process Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Material Science
- Wood Science
- Visual Design for Flooring
- Project Management
- Market Research
- Installation & Maintenance
- Product Development
- Intellectual Property
BCS brings together industry leading technical experience for the Wood Products and Manufacturing industries. We offer our clients in-depth industry planning expertise, and innovative solutions. We are committed to successfully delivering projects on schedule, on budget. We are fully committed to our clients needs through every project phase, regardless of the project nature and scope.
Our experts focus on leading towards a collaborative problem-solving and innovative strategy, assisting in development of processes to capture and drive innovative product development. Let us help you leapfrog your competition by developing the necessary strategy and processes to deliver both quality products and processes to support your goals.
SOLID WOOD FLOORING
The original material used for flooring. High value and high quality. This is the floor that every other wood, vinyl and ceramic product strives to emulate. So many things can go wrong for both the user and the manufacturer of solid wood flooring products.
Because wood and water have a love/hate relationship, problems often arise. We can help the manufacturer by providing expertise in drying, processing, product design and troubleshooting. BCS also has an NWFA certified inspector for issues that arise during and after the product is installed.
Vinyl flooring products have dominated commercial environments for decades due to their durability, maintainability and robust performance characteristics.
Our experts have experience in performance, design and installation of these legacy products. Today, in a world of “hybridization”, we see trends of combining traditional resilient products with wood or other materials to create superior performing products.
BCS designs around the known pitfalls of these products to provide your company with a competitive advantage.
ENGINEERED WOOD FLOORING
Engineered wood flooring is the most stable wood flooring product on the market today. For that reason, this product structure dominates the wood flooring marketplace.
From sawn face products to sliced and rotary veneer products, BCS experts have designed and launched them all. We have several decades of product development focused exclusively on this family of structures. The result of this work has delivered several billion dollars of new product sales on innovative, engineered wood flooring.
We know the in’s and out’s of designing, testing, manufacturing, installing and troubleshooting engineered wood flooring products.
LUMBER DRYING AND PROCESSING
BCS’s Principal, Dr. Brian Beakler, earned his graduate degrees while executing on projects which focused on hardwood lumber drying. Much of his time was spent designing and modifying hardwood dry kiln schedules with the goal of reducing cycle times (improving efficiency) while also improving lumber quality.
Our experts are available to remedy any drying issue from the yard through the dry storage facility. We offer design-build systems with quality processes to control and improve your drying and lumber storage processes. BCS knows that robust, well-executed lumber drying practices are required to produce any high-quality solid wood product.
Wood products are an integral part of our everyday life. From framing, trim and hardwood floors in your home to furniture in your office, wood fiber is in use everywhere.
Many times, when a failure occurs with one of these products, it is imperative to find someone to answer your questions down to the cellular level of wood. The team at Beakler Consulting Services (BCS) has significant experience and training in wood anatomy, wood identification and wood mechanical properties. We are prepared to partner with you to reach a resolution to these issues.
BCS experts stay abreast of the latest advances in the following areas, structural/chemical composition, chemical characterization of wood, wood composites, physical, mechanical and microbiological degradation of wood and wood-based products. Understanding the current state wood science to help problem solve and build new wood products is our goal.
Our team has a true passion for understanding the latest trends and identifying emerging technologies. This inspires our product development and keeps us relevant and viable in today’s rapidly changing environment.
BCS can accommodate custom training programs for your organization. Examples of these topics include, basics of wood, wood/moisture relationships, adhesives and wood identification.
BCS also provides wood identification and performance testing services. Contact us for additional information, 717-449-6898.
“Wood is universally beautiful to man. It is the most humanly intimate of all materials.”
-Frank Lloyd Wright