TED STUBBERSFIELDEdgar (Ted) Stubbersfield grew up Gatton, Queensland, Australia. Ted and his parents before him operated a sawmill, Gatton Sawmilling Company which specialised in high quality hardwoods. This small country mill won many awards for the quality of its hardwood and its innovative products. In 1997, Ted started his own business; Outdoor Structures Australia (OSA) with the aim of specialising in weather exposed timber structures such as boardwalks and bridges. He undertook several formal research projects to allow him to understand and the special requirements of this very difficult application.Now in his semi-retirement, when not delivering CPD sessions, he works as a consultant advising mainly local government on how to maximise service life while minimising maintenance on their bridges and decks. He is also writing down what he has learnt over a lifetime, so it need not be relearnt. These new books explains good and bad practice in the area in which they deal and, very importantly, have design checklists so you don’t miss those areas that are likely to impact longevity.