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James Norman and Andrew Thomson are passionate advocates of sustainable building. They have written a new, accessible textbook on structural timber design, full of essential information, worked examples and clear illustrations, and offer these reflections.

 

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Introduction to Eurocode 5navigation-arrow

The Eurocodes are a series of standards that establish common rules across the European Economic Area (EEA) for structural design using main construction materials such as concrete, steel, masonry, timber, aluminium and glass. They allow a designer to prove compliance with the requirements of the European Construction Product Regulation and...

03/05/2018 |  Wood Information Sheet  

Timber engineering hardware and connectorsnavigation-arrow

The term 'timber engineering hardware' encompasses a diverse range of metal components made of steel plate, sheet or strip, which are used to connect timber members together, usually in conjunction with dowel-type metal fasteners.

 

Timber engineering components have widely replaced traditional carpentry joints, due to their ease of use,...

04/05/2018 |  Wood Information Sheet  

GD 5 How to calculate deformations in timber structures using Eurocodesnavigation-arrow

Explains the principles of serviceability limit states set out in Eurocode 0 and shows how to apply them to structural timber members, assemblies and built-up components. Explains timber-specific rules given in Eurocode 5 relating to creep and joint slip. Recommends some deflection limits and provides simple worked examples.

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