Wood in Construction

Wood in Construction

How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Paperback - 2012
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Wood in Construction - How to Avoid Costly Mistakes focuses on the basic principles and appropriate use of wood inconstruction and illustrates how to avoid or minimise problems, toensure that wood performs as expected when used in a constructionapplication. Based on the author's extensive experience ofmanufacturing processes and practical applications in the timber,construction, joinery, shop-fitting and furniture industries, Wood in Construction provides a guide to using wood inbuilding in the real world. It describes the main causes ofdifficulty when using wood, and shows how to avoid or minimiseproblems, reducing the difficulties for the architect, engineer orspecifier, builder and building owner.

Technical enough to explain why things should be done inspecific ways, but also practical enough to demonstrate how to usewood correctly and avoid doing the wrong things, this is aninvaluable resource for construction specifiers (architects,engineers), carpenters, structural engineers, building surveyors,small/medium sized builders.

Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
ISBN: 9780470657775
Characteristics: xii, 208 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


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