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
- now includes the LRFD method with some design examples using LRFD for joists, girders and axially load members.
- is based on the 2015 NDS and 2015 IBC model code.
- includes a more in-depth discussion of framing and framing systems commonly used in practice, such as, metal plate connected trusses, rafter and collar tie framing, and pre-engineered framing.
- includes sample drawings, drawing notes and specifications that might typically be used in practice.
- includes updated floor joist span charts that are more practical and are easy to use.
- includes a chapter on practical considerations covering topics like flitch beams, wood poles used for footings, reinforcement of existing structures, and historical data on wood properties.
- includes a section on long span and high rise wood structures
- includes an enhanced student design project
Table of Contents
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
Abi Aghayere is a professor at Drexel University, Philadelphia with over 20 years of practical design experience in various structural materials and extensive teaching experience.Jason Vigil is a consulting engineer in Rochester, NY with more than 15 years of practical experience as a structural engineer for many projects of varying complexity and construction types. He also has been an adjunct instructor at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
"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
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