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Timber Decay In Buildings by Brian Ridout
This is the first book to tackle all the issues relating to timber decay. It presents the facts and explores timber decay problems through case studies. These are illustrated with clear self-explanatory photographs for the reader to use as a diagnostic aid. Section 1 discusses timber as a living material, Section 2 deals with decay organisms and their habitat requirements. Section 3 moves on to the building as an environment for timber and discusses the ways in which wood responds to moisture change. Section 4 ends with an approach to timber decay which integrates knowledge on the decay organism, its requirements and natural predators with appropriate and targeted chemical treatments.
Timber Its Nature And Behaviour by Andrei D. Polyanin
Timber: Its Nature and Behaviour adopts a materials science approach to timber and comprehensively examines the relationship between the performance of timber and its structure.This book explains a wide range of timber's physical and mechanical behaviour (including processing) in terms of its basic structure and its complex interaction with moistur
Practical Timber Formwork by J. B. Peters
This highly practical book guides the reader through constructing timber formwork for structural concrete elements. Extensively illustrated by the author's own drawings, it provides a thorough grounding in the basics of timber formwork construction.
Systems In Timber Engineering by Josef Kolb
An indispensable standard work for everyone involved in building with wood. This work uses plans, schematic drawings, and pictures to show the current and forward-looking state of the technology as applied in Switzerland, a leading country in the field of timber construction.
The Repair Of Historic Timber Structures by David T. Yeomans
This book is intended for a wide audience - including carpenters, architects and structural engineers who deal with the repair and restoration of historic timber structures - and takes a practical approach. It deals with two types of structure: the oak frames of buildings dating from the middle ages, which still survive in some numbers, and the timber elements of masonry buildings from the late seventeenth century.
Timber Engineering by Sven Thelandersson
Timber construction is one of the most prevalent methods of constructing buildings in North America and an increasingly significant method of construction in Europe and the rest of the world. Timber Engineering deals not only with the structural aspects of timber construction, structural components, joints and systems based on solid timber and engineered wood products, but also material behaviour and properties on a wood element level. Produced by internationally renowned experts in the field, this book represents the state of the art in research on the understanding of the material behaviour of solid wood and engineered wood products. There is no comparable compendium currently available on the topic - the subjects represented include the most recent phenomena of timber engineering and the newest development of practice-related research. Grouped into three different sections, 'Basic properties of wood-based structural elements', 'Design aspects on timber structures' and 'Joints and structural assemblies', this book focuses on key issues in the understanding of: timber as a modern engineered construction material with controlled and documented properties the background for design of structural systems based on timber and engineered wood products the background for structural design of joints in structural timber systems Furthermore, this invaluable book contains advanced teaching material for all technical schools and universities involved in timber engineering. It also provides an essential resource for timber engineering students and researchers, as well as practicing structural and civil engineers.
Reliability Of Timber Structures by Jochen Köhler
The Timber Bubble That Burst by Joe P. Mattey
This is a book about bubble prices, and their consequences, in the timber industry of the Pacific Northwest from 1979-1984. Bubble prices--unusual and rapid rises (and eventual drops) in the prices of a commodity--have been of theoretical interest to economists for many years. This study examines the unusual movements in the price of federal timber and the subsequent recession in the Northwest when timber buyers delayed harvests in order to postpone the realization of their losses on the contracts. Mattey argues that it was not so much the actions of the Federal Reserve, which had been widely blamed for the crisis, but rather the actions of the buyers themselves that caused the recession.