Sustainable Timber Design.pdf
This new professional resource covers the design and engineering relevance of timber grade, form and detail through: historical reference to forestry and building craftsmanship - the nature of wood and the heritage of timber construction principles of architectural design and structural form using wood, timber and engineered timber products (plywood, glulam, OSB, LVL etc.) engineering led architectural expression - roundwood structures, trussed roofs, framed houses and structures, laminated beams, and arches and shells case studies drawn from across the world illustrating their engineering design and resulting construction detailing and geometry. This new book on engineered timber for buildings helps redress the imbalance of available information on the principles of timber design as against that already existing for steel, concrete and glass. It is designed to support specialist study in the benefits of timber engineered architecture of the 21st Century. Engineered timber architecture offers a revival in many permanent large scale constructions of efficiency and delight as well as meeting the challenge of sustainability. This book offers the reader, whether student, teacher or practitioner, practical advice in designing timber architecture.
Michael Dickson, CBE, FREng, FIStructE, FICE, Hon FRIBA, was a Founding Partner of Buro Happold and Chairman 1996 - 2005. Buro Happold is an international multidisciplinary engineering and consultancy practice with offices in Europe, the Middle and Far East, and the USA. Michael is a Visiting Professor of Engineering Design at Bath University, School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, and was President of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2006. He continues as a consultant to Buro Happold and a trustee of BRE. Dave Parker, BSc, CEng, FICE, FRSA, FIQA, was Technical Editor of New Civil Engineer magazine for 12 years before leaving in May 2006 to become a freelance author and journalist. He is a former Visiting Professor of Civil Engineering at Queen's University Belfast, and his interests include renewable energy and the history of construction. In 2014 NCE asked him to return as technical editor emeritus.
Dedication and Acknowledgements Foreword: Dr Peter Bonfield OBE FREng Preface Introduction Part 1: Materials and Performance 1. Understanding the Material 2. Certification of a Sustainable Product 3. Improving the Material 4. Advanced Timber Technology Part 2: Design and Detailing 5. The Opportunity of Roundwood Construction 6. Sawn Timber 7.The Renaissance of Green Oak Construction 8. Prefabricated Architectural Structures 9. Arch Forms 10. Gridshells with Small Section Timbers 11. Shells Engineered in Timber 12. Large Panel Structures 13. Advanced Structures 14. Hybrid Buildings Part 3: Connections 15. The Development of the Timber Connection 16. Engineering Connections and their Mechanics References and End words