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Source: USDA FS, Forest Products Laboratory Agricultural Handbook 516

Author(s): Gillespie, Countryman, Blomquist

Publication Year: 1978  View PDF »

Category: Agricultural Handbook

Abstract: Housing is the greatest single demand for wood in the United States. Projected trends show an increasing demand for wood in the years ahead to add new dwellings, replace old ones, and repair and improve existing dwellings. It is important to develop more efficient building practices, such as those provided by adhesive technology. Ideally, user needs will be supplied at a high level while at the same time our timber resources are conserved. This handbook is designed to serve as a guide to efficient use of adhesives for building construction. It is intended for architects, engineers, contractors, builders, building supply dealers, code officials, and others who may have limited experience with wood and adhesive technology. While the primary emphasis is on adhesive bonding of wood and wood-based materials to each other in light-frame construction, the handbook also includes the bonding of wood to other construction materials. Each chapter was authored by an individual or group very familiar with that particular phase of adhesive bonding. A quick overview of each chapter is given in chapter 1 under 'Surveying This Handbook,' page 4. This is a 'state-of-the-art' report, and new technology is being developed continuously. The compilers hope this publication can stimulate orderly and progressive changes in technology with the improved resources eing included in subsequent revisions. Background information is referenced at the end of most chapters.

File size: 3,268 kb(s)

Date posted: 03/29/2010

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