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Designing timber structures: An introduction

Publisher: Exova BM TRADA
ISBN: 9781909594845
AuthorNorman, Dr James
Pub Date30/10/2020
BindingPaperback
Pages260
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Designing timber structures is a timely introduction to timber engineering and design. Highly illustrated with over 250 drawings and photographs and including end-of-chapter worked examples

Understanding and specifying sustainable materials in building design is now critical for designers, if net zero carbon goals are to be achieved. Developed in collaboration with James Norman (University of Bristol) and Andrew Thomson (formerly of University of Bath), Designing timber structures is an essential primer for structural engineering students and more experienced graduates new to designing with timber - the only major renewable structural material for building.

Timber is introduced as a sustainable material; a key consideration in our current climate emergency. The following chapters describe timber design basics such as deflection, strength and buckling to enable the design of a timber floor and stud wall. Two chapters focus on key engineered timber products: glued laminated timber and cross-laminated timber. Finally, the authors address fire, acoustics, detailing, and key considerations regarding existing timber building.

Designing timber structures provides a foundation of the key basic principles for designing with wood and is written in an enthusiastic, energetic style to engage learners. Further reading references and links to online material and sources prompt students to explore the broad and complex spectrum of materials available for engineers as they gain experience.

Designing timber structures is a timely introduction to timber engineering and design. Highly illustrated with over 250 drawings and photographs and including end-of-chapter worked examples

Understanding and specifying sustainable materials in building design is now critical for designers, if net zero carbon goals are to be achieved. Developed in collaboration with James Norman (University of Bristol) and Andrew Thomson (formerly of University of Bath), Designing timber structures is an essential primer for structural engineering students and more experienced graduates new to designing with timber - the only major renewable structural material for building.

Timber is introduced as a sustainable material; a key consideration in our current climate emergency. The following chapters describe timber design basics such as deflection, strength and buckling to enable the design of a timber floor and stud wall. Two chapters focus on key engineered timber products: glued laminated timber and cross-laminated timber. Finally, the authors address fire, acoustics, detailing, and key considerations regarding existing timber building.

Designing timber structures provides a foundation of the key basic principles for designing with wood and is written in an enthusiastic, energetic style to engage learners. Further reading references and links to online material and sources prompt students to explore the broad and complex spectrum of materials available for engineers as they gain experience.

Dr James Norman and Dr Andrew Thomson are passionate advocates of timber in engineering design. James is Associate Professor in Sustainable Design at the University of Bristol and his previous books include Structural Timber Elements - a pre-scheme design guide (TRADA/BM TRADA) and Conceptual design of Buildings (IStructE). Andrew has been a Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath whose teaching interests include creativity in structural engineering, collaborative design and the use of appropriate materials with a specialism in timber. Both worked extensively in private practice before moving into teaching and drew on that wealth of sustainable design experience to bring Designing timber structures: an introduction to life.

Introduction

Chapter 1 introduction to timber
1.1 Timber and the tree
1.2 Timber as a building material
1.3 Sawn timber production process
1.4 Sustainability
1.5 Strength
1.6 Grading
1.7 Load duration
1.8 Engineered timber products
1.9 Durability
1.10 Building codes
1.11 Summary
1.12 Seven commonly-used tree species in the UK and their structural uses

Chapter 2 Simple timber construction
2.1 Case study of a timber joist floor: Feilden Fowles Studio
2.2 Safety factors and limit state design
2.3 Calculating the load acting on the joist
2.4 Joist analysis
2.5 Load duration and moisture content
2.6 Design
2.7 Summary
2.8 Worked example: Domestic timber joist floor

Chapter 3 Timber stud walls
3.1 What are timber stud walls and how are they used?
3.2 Case study of timber stud walls: Staunton-on-Wye Endowed Primary School
3.3 Calculating vertical loads on a wall
3.4 Calculating horizontal wall loads
3.5 Combining horizontal and vertical loads
3.6 Design of stud walls
3.7 Summary
3.8 Worked example: Domestic exterior timber stud wall

Chapter 4 Glulam frames
4.1 What is glulam and how is it made?
4.2 Case study of a glulam frame building: Hereford College of Arts
4.3 Glulam frame analysis
4.4 Glulam design
4.5 Worked example: Glulam frame for office building

Chapter 5 Cross laminated timber
5.1 Introduction to cross laminated timber
5.2 Case study of a CLT frame building: Springfield Community Campus
5.3 What is a CLT building made from?
5.4 Design for out of plane bending
5.5 Design for axial load
5.6 Other considerations
5.7 Summary
5.8 Worked example: CLT frame for a school building

Chapter 6 Other considerations when designing timber structures
6.1 Fire with Angus Law, University of Edinburgh
6.2 Acoustics
6.3 Good detailing
6.4 Looking after timber: best practice for site
6.5 Existing buildings with Margaret Cooke, Director, Integral Engineering Design
6.6 Next steps

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