This new resource covers the material selection, structural design and connections detailing of truly sustainable timber buildings through:
Historically there has been an imbalance between the availability of information on structural timber design and the much more widespread familiarity with traditional structural materials such as steel and concrete. This book aims to help redress the balance by presenting the essential design principles involved in the creation of elegant, user-friendly timber buildings that are practical, economic, and thoroughly sustainable.
Designed to support specialist study into the benefits of 21st Century timber engineering, this book also offers architects, engineers and other construction professionals practical advice on all aspects of modern timber architecture.
"A comprehensive compilation of timber information which unusually provides the authors’ opinion on a number of aspects. The case studies provide inspiration to build more with wood!" - Simon Smith, Director of Smith and Wallwork
Dedication and Acknowledgements Foreword: Dr Peter Bonfield OBE FREng Preface Introduction Part 1: Materials and Performance 1. Understanding the Material 2. Certification of a Sustainable Product 3. Improving the Material 4. Advanced Timber Technology Part 2: Design and Detailing 5. The Opportunity of Roundwood Construction 6. Sawn Timber 7.The Renaissance of Green Oak Construction 8. Prefabricated Architectural Structures 9. Arch Forms 10. Gridshells with Small Section Timbers 11. Shells Engineered in Timber 12. Large Panel Structures 13. Advanced Structures 14. Hybrid Buildings Part 3: Connections 15. The Development of the Timber Connection 16. Engineering Connections and their Mechanics References and End words