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.
This new edition
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