Timber Construction for Architects and Builders (Mcgraw-Hill Construction Series)

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Construction details illustrate how wood is used with other construction materials. Additionally, wood and wood products will be compared with equivalent materials such as steel, and concrete including the advantages of wood as a superior building material. Includes new timber codes.

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Working with timber need not be a mysterious process
My wife, who is also an Architect, says that her life would have been easier had she had my book when she was in Architecture School.

What I have tried to do is take the mystery out of working with timber as a structural material. Rather than include the endless tables typical of wood engineering books, I focus, instead, on the simple principles on which they are based. My goal is to help you develop a feel for timber, to be comfortable with its idiosyncracies.

The book grew out of my experiences designing and building with timber. It takes you through the entire design and construction process, using examples from prominent timber structures. There are hundreds of illustrations. Interesting aspects are shown in drawings, in contextual photographs, and in details, and are cross-referenced to make navigation easy. For similar reasons, the index is extensively cross-referenced.

Although my treatment of the subject is rigorous, it is meant to be accessible to everyone. In fact, one of my editors, with no prior knowledge of timber design or construction, and with no prompting from me, said she found the book and its subject fascinating. I think you will too.

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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.

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