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Title: A Profile of Wood Used in Nonresidential Building Construction

Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Resource Bulletin 15, FPL-RB-15

Author(s)Spelter, Henry; Anderson, Robert G.

Publication Year: 1985  View PDF »

Category: Resource Bulletins

Abstract: This report presents estimates of the amounts of lumber, glued-laminated lumber, trusses, plywood, particleboard, hardboard, and wood shingles used in new nonresidential building construction in the United States. Use of wood products is shown for several building types, project sizes, and building components. The estimates are based on a survey of 489 projects under construction in 1982-84. Lumber and plywood used per $1,000 of construction were 26 board feet and 21 square feet, respectively. These figures represent an increase over levels reported in 1969.

Keywords: Laminated wood, Lumber , Building materials, Structural components, Surveys, Wood utilization, Buildings, Shingles, Trusses

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 270 kb(s)

Date posted: 03/20/2010

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RITS Product ID: 21868
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Spelter, Henry N.
Economist (Volunteer)
  

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