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Title: Wood Handbook, Chapter 17: Use of Wood in Buildings and Bridges

Source: General Technical Report FPL-GTR-190. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory: 17-1 - 17-13. Chapter 17.

Author(s)Wacker, James P.

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

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Category: General Technical Reports
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4714-MA

Abstract: In North America, most housing and commercial structures built prior to the 20th century used wood as the major structural material. The abundant wood resource formed the basic structure for most houses, commercial buildings, bridges, and utility poles. Today, houses and many light commercial and industrial buildings are made using modern wood structural materials. Recently, there has been increased interest in using wood for various types of transportation structures, including highway bridges.

Keywords: Buildings, materials, wooden buildings, house construction, wooden-frame buildings, building construction, housing, wooden-frame houses, structural design, structural frames, wooden bridges, bridges, joints, wood poles, wood construction, timber bridges, structural timbers

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

Date posted: 06/21/2010

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RITS Product ID: 36196
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Wacker, James P.
Research General Engineer
  

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