Written by one of the country's leading practitioners and authorities on timber architecture and construction, and featuring chapters by a top wood scientist and several renowned timber engineers, this book may well be the most complete and readable introductory guide ever prepared on modern timber construction. It offers you guidance on every phase of timber construction, from traditional joinery to contemporary materials, and from architectural details to construction strategies, including evaluation and rehabilitation of existing structures. Eminently readable and full of valuable advice, this book provides a conception-to-completion overview essential to anyone interested in or involved with timber construction.
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A well-framed blueprint for success. In use since ancient times, yet gradually supplanted by steel and concrete, timber framing is once again surging in popularity. This comprehensive, hands-on guide, filled with practical architectural, engineering, and construction guidance, brings you up to date on design, materials, codes, and applications. With expertise from a leading timber architect, a top designer/builder of heavy timber frames, a wood scientist, and several renowned timber engineers, this book provides a conception-to-completion professional blueprint essential to anyone interested in or involved with timber construction. You get detailed information to help you: understand wood structure and properties; prevent wood degradation; design for durability; develop traditional and contemporary joinery; configure heavy timber trusses; use new materials, such as fiber-reinforced glulams; plan fabrication and erection, at the shop and in the field; understand engineering/construction interactions; identify maintenance, evaluation, and restoration issues; estimate and bid timber construction projects. PLUS: case studies of existing timber structures; graphs and charts for preliminary design; numerous photographs of details and assemblies.About the Author:
Eliot W. Goldstein, AIA, an award-winning architect and specialist in timber design, is a partner with The Goldstein Partnership of West Orange, New Jersey. Called "one of the top 25 newsmakers of 1995" by Engineering News-Record for his work with timber structures, he has designed numerous large public structures, including the timber-trussed Montville Township Public Library, which Engineering News-Record said "set a new standard for heavy timber structure as architecture ... and produced an instant landmark." Robert Lyman (Ben) Brungraber, Ph.D., P.E. (Chapter 7, Traditional Joinery), is a manager/part-owner of Benson Woodworking Co., Inc., in Alstead Center, New Hampshire, a firm that has designed and built some of the most prominent heavy timber frame structures in the United States, including more than 30 large, public projects. He has also repaired both the oldest and the longest covered bridges in Pennsylvania. Phillip C. Pierce, P.E. (Chapter 15, Covered Bridges), a recognized structural and design engineer, has led over 100 bridge design/rehabilitation projects and more than 1000 bridge inspection/evaluations, mostly in the northeastern United States. He is the author of several papers, and a popular public speaker about wooden bridges. He lives in Binghamton, New York. Fred Severud, P.E. (Chapter 9, Lateral Bracing) is a design engineer and former head of Severud Associates in New York City. He was in charge of the structural design team on the Blue Cross Headquarters, a 50-story office building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and on the Madison Square Garden renovation in New York City, among many other outstanding projects. He is now an adjunct associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Missouri, Rolla. He lives in nearby Salem, Missouri. Stephen Smulski, Ph.D. (Chapter 3, Preventing Wood Degradation), is a consulting wood scientist and president/owner of Wood Science Specialists Inc., of Shutesbury, Massachusetts. A consultant to makers, sellers, and users of wood products and the editor of Wood Design Focus: A Journal of Contemporary Wood Engineering, Dr. Smulski has written extensively on moisture-caused problems in wood construction. He is an adjunct assistant professor of building materials and wood technology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0070245800
Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110070245800
Book Description McGraw-Hill Professional, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0070245800