This text provides a concise and practical guide to timber design, using both the Allowable Stress Design and the Load and Resistance Factor Design methods. It suits students in civil, structural, and construction engineering programs as well as engineering technology and architecture programs, and also serves as a valuable resource for the practicing engineer. The examples based on real-world design problems reflect a holistic view of the design process that better equip the reader for timber design in practice.
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"The book is a great reference resource for graduate teaching and a great option as a textbook for undergraduate teaching…it combines the background knowledge of wood as an engineering material, reviews structural design loads and then guides through the design timber structures element/system by element/system"
-- Mark Gehloff, University of Northern British Columbia
"This book is fully up to date making it useful to anybody interested in specific aspects of code design rules applicable to US practice…International readers should find it useful as a reference item."
-- Ian Smith, University of New Brunswick
"The main strength of the book is it covers the fundamental of wood as a structural material, enlightens the wood mechanical properties in details, explains the general design approaches for structural wood members and describes the wood connections… Overall it is excellent guidance not only for undergraduate students but also for post-graduates."
-- Aamir Khokhar, Edinburgh Napier University
Introduction, Wood Properties, Species and Grades. Introduction to Structural Design and Loads. Design of Sawn Lumber and Glued Laminated Timber (GLULAM). Design and Analysis of Beams and Girders. Wood Members under Axial and Bending Loads. Roof and Floor Sheathing under Vertical Loads and Lateral Loads (Horizontal Diaphragms). Vertical Diaphragms under Lateral Loads (Shear Walls). Connections. Design of Wood Members in Long Span and High Rise Wood Buildings. Practical Considerations in the Design of Wood Structures. Building Design Case Studies. Appendices: Weights of Building Materials; and Allowable Uniform Loads on Floor Joists