resistance of wood to decay - June 1974
In This Series
- 9 million tramping feet on a hardwood floor
- Solid rectangular column factors (sawn sections) loads at unit stress
- solid rectangular column factors (planed sections) April 1962
- solid rectangular beam factors (sawn sections) uniformly distributed loads at unit stress (continued) - April 1962
- solid rectangular beam factors (planed sections) uniformly distributed loads at unit stress - April 1962
Biological decomposition of wood depends upon environmental conditions but much can be done to avoid serious degrade. It Is essential to recognise the symptoms of decay and the environmental conditions liable to create the symptoms. The important aspect is the selection of the right timber or the right treatment so as to eliminate decomposition.
The well-known environmental advantages of using timber as a construction material, coupled with the wider technical and performance benefits of products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glued laminated timber (glulam), are enabling the construction industry to deliver innovative and cost effective timber buildings.
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Andrew Lawrence, Arup's Timber Specialist, discusses the potential for tall wood buildings.
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