Harmonization of Reliability-Based Timber Engineering Codes and Standards

by Ronald W. Anthony, Engineering Data Management, Inc, Fort Collins, United States,
Jozsef Bodig, Engineering Data Management, Inc, Fort Collins, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII

Abstract:

An overview of activities related to harmonization of reliability-based timber design codes and standards is presented. The overview is based on information generated through a NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Reliability-Based Design of Engineered Wood Structures and on the authors personal discussions with key code experts. Technical similarities and differences between timber design codes are highlighted. Recommendations are provided for U.S. activities which can enable the international harmonization of reliability-based timber design codes.



Subject Headings: Standards and codes | Wood | Structural reliability | Wood construction | Load factors | Wood structures | Building codes

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