Discusses physical properties including density, moisture content, cellular structure of wood, and shrinkage. In addition to mechanical properties including strength and stiffness, behavior under different stresses, test methods, failure modes, modification factors, etc.
Discusses examples of timber structures throughout history from the shelter framework of primeval man around 40 000 BC to mass timber and hybrid wood structures of today.
Introduction to fasteners and connection systems, including design of nails, screws, bolts, dowels, glued in rods, and proprietary connections.
Introduction to CLT including the history of its development and manufacturing process. The design of CLT floor, roof, and wall elements is also discussed.
Introduction to design for fire safety. Includes discussion of fire protection systems, fire resistance ratings, Component Additive Method for light wood frame, and reduced cross section approach for heavy and mass timber. Includes design example.
Discusses design of members subject to bending. Including sawn lumber, glulam, composite beam design, and CLT panels.
Discusses tension members, compression members, and combined bending and axial force members. Includes design examples.