Design of Wood Structures

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McGraw-Hill, 1993 - Building, Wooden - 902 pages
Advances in wood construction technology have required more exacting building codes. This updated edition provides state-of-the-art information on the properties and application of wood building materials and the design techniques for building permanent wood structures. All design criteria presented meet the current standards established by the Uniform Building Code (UBC) and the National Design Specification for Wood Construction (NDS). In addition, this reference is unique in providing thorough, integrated coverage of the principles involved in calculating gravity loads and lateral loads. The book takes a practical approach with fully worked numerical examples illustrating design solutions included throughout the text. This extensively revised and updated third edition features important new material on: Calculating gravity loads and lateral loads, including advanced techniques for understanding earthquake forces; Understanding the behavior of wood frame structures under gravity loads and lateral loads; Determining the properties and uses of particular lumber grades; Utilizing new integrated procedures for beam design; Applying innovative formulas for designing structures subject to axial and bending forces; Designing wood connections based on yield model theory.

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Wood Buildings and Design Criteria
Design Loads
Properties of Wood and Lumber Grades

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Donald E. Breyer, P.E., is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Engineering Technology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California.

Kenneth J. Fridley, Ph.D., is a Professor in and Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

David G. Pollock, Jr., P.E., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.

Kelly E. Cobeen, S.E., is the Principal of Cobeen & Associates Structural Engineering, Lafayette, California.

The authors all actively serve as members of the Wood Design Standards Committee of the American Forest and Paper Association, which is responsible for maintaining and revising the design provisions of the National Design Specification for Wood Construction. Ms. Cobeen is also a member of Technical Subcommittee 7, Wood Structures, of the Provisions Update Committee for the NEHRP Recommended Provisions for Seismic Regulations for New Buildings and Other Structures.

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