Structural Wood Research: State-of-the-Art and Research Needs

by Rafik Y. Itani, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Wash. State Univ., Dept. of Civ. and Environmental Engrg., Pullman, Wash. 99163,
Keith F. Faherty, (F.ASCE), Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Marquette Univ., 1515 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wisc. 53233,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-411-5 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-411-0 (ISBN-10), 1983, Soft Cover, Pg. 210

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Conference information: Workshop | Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States | October 5-6, 1983

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Timber is an abundant and renewable natural resource and its use exceeds all other construction material. Structural wood represents a challenge of vast dimensions and attention to various research topics on structural wood is needed. The papers in this publication define these areas of research needs. A state-of-the-art review is presented. Short and long term needs and priorities are identified. Places where research is conducted and sources of potential support are also identified. Specific subjects discussed include: Structural material?lumber; connections; subassemblies such as walls and floors; heavy timber structures and bridges; structural materials?panels; reliability based design; trusses and manufactured structural components; and light frame buildings.

Subject Headings: Wood structures | Structural reliability | Wood and wood products | Construction materials | Building design | Bridge components | Wood construction


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