Frank E. Woeste, P. E., Ph. D., is a wood construction and engineering consultant. Frank conducted wood engineering research and taught wood design courses throughout his 26-year tenure at Virginia Tech University. Since 1994, he has served on project committees responsible for the revisions of the ANSI/TPI 1 wood truss design standard. He also serves on the AF&PA/AWC Wood Design Standards Committee responsible for revisions to the NDS and WFCM.