Hardwoods in construction

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Provides technical information to help designers select suitable species from temperate and tropical sources. Covers the basis for structural design; stress grades, strength classes and introduces strength grouping. This opens the way for using lesser-known species.
Includes hardwood grading rules used in North America, West Africa and Malaysia. Also includes design examples, concentrating on jointing techniques.


  • Hardwood trees and timber
  • Conversion, sizes and methods of measurement
  • Grading
  • Structural design
  • Mechanically fastened structural joints
  • Natural durability and treatment with preservatives
  • Hardwood construction in exterior and adverse environments