Timber construction manual by American Institute of Timber Construction (AITC), Jeff D.

By American Institute of Timber Construction (AITC), Jeff D. Linville

"The trees building handbook has turn into the definitive layout and building resource for construction with structural glued laminated trees. Revised to hide the 2011 nationwide layout Specification for wooden from the nationwide woodland items organization, IBC 2009 ASCE 7-10, and AITC 117-2004, this re-creation includes the most recent layout systems for glulam development and an extended assortment of Read more...

content material: Frontmatter --
bushes building --
wooden houses --
bushes layout --
bushes Beams --
trees Columns and rigidity contributors --
bushes Beam-Columns and rigidity Beams --
Tapered Beams --
Curved Glulam Beams --
Glulam Arches --
Heavy bushes Decking --
Connections in bushes buildings --
Member potential at Connections --
Dowel-Type Fasteners --
Shear Plates and cut up earrings --
second Splices --
Load and Resistance issue layout --
trees Bridges --
LRFD Bridge layout --
ASD Bridge layout --
hearth defense --
Appendix A: layout Examples --
Appendix B: Reference details --
Index --
References.
summary: "The bushes building guide has turn into the definitive layout and building resource for development with structural glued laminated bushes. Revised to hide the 2011 nationwide layout Specification for wooden from the nationwide wooded area items organization, IBC 2009 ASCE 7-10, and AITC 117-2004, this re-creation comprises the most recent layout systems for glulam building and an elevated number of real-world layout examples supported with specified schematic drawings. details and suggestions are in line with the main trustworthy technical facts to be had and mirror advertisement reasons stumbled on to be the main useful"

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Likewise, a four-inch length of nominal 6 in. × 6 in. timber measures one board foot. The actual volume of a board foot of lumber varies significantly depending on the size of the piece. For example, a board foot of 2 × 6 lumber contains 99 in3 of wood, while a board foot of 8 × 14 lumber contains 130 in3 of wood. Structural glued laminated timber is measured based on the nominal dimensions of the input lumber. For example, a 5 18 in. × 12 in. Douglas fir glulam beam is manufactured from eight laminations of nominal 2 in.

Signs of the presence of termites are the earthen tubes, or runways, built by these insects from the ground over the surfaces of foundation walls to reach the wood above. In wood, the termites make galleries that follow the grain, often concealed by a shell of sound wood. Because the galleries seldom show on the wood surface, probing may be necessary to identify termite infestation and damage. Where subterranean termites are prevalent, the best protection is to prevent their gaining access to the building from the ground.

Drying checks are common and may be expected in sawn lumber. Drying checks may likewise be expected in glued-laminated members, though to a lesser extent due to the manufacturing process of the members. Glued-laminated members are manufactured using wood with controlled moisture contents generally close to the expected end use conditions of the members. Proper storage, handling, and final construction details of wood members will, in general, minimize checking. In cases where checking is considered severe, AITC Technical Notes 11 [35] and 18 [36] may be used to evaluate the structural significance of checking in glued-laminated members and ASTM D245 [37] provides some guidance for sawn members.

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