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Design of Wood Structures, Asd
Synopses & Reviews
THE CLASSIC TEXT ON WOOD DESIGN UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE LATEST CODES AND DATA
Reflects the most recent provisions of the 2003 International Building Code and 2001 National Design Specification for Wood Construction
Continuing the sterling standard set by earlier editions, this indispensable reference clearly explains the best wood design techniques for the safe handling of gravity and lateral loads. Carefully revised and updated to include the new 2003 International Building Code, ASCE 7-02 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, the 2001 National Design Specification for Wood Construction, and the most recent Allowable Stress Design codes, this best-seller gives practicing designers of wood structures, construction professionals, and students, step-by-step directions and illustrations for all relevant procedures.
The authors also include the latest information on wind and seismic loads, and provide expert coverage of essential topics such as:
* Design loads
* Behavior of structures under loads and forces
* Properties of wood and lumber grades
* Beam design
* Axial forces
* Plywood and other structural use panels
* Horizontal diaphragms
* Wood connections
* Connection hardware
* Nailed and stapled connections
* And much more
The hands-down leading reference in lateral force design, this Fifth Edition of Design of Wood Structures — ASD offers an unmatched level of excellence.
* The best-selling text and reference on wood structure design
* Incorporates the latest National Design Specifications, the 2003 International Building Code and the latest information on wind and seismic loads
The leading wood design reference includes the latest codes and specifications. Continuing the sterling standard set by earlier editions, this indispensable reference demonstrates the best wood design procedures and techniques for safe handling of gravity and lateral loads. Thoroughly revised and updated through the 1997 Uniform Building Code and National Design Specifications, this best-seller gives practicing designers of wood structures, constructionprofessionals, and students clear step-by-step directions and illustrations for all relevant procedures
In these pages, you'll find: the latest changes to the major codes relating to the use of wood frames in building design, including the 1997 NDS and the 1997 UBC; illustrated design solutions, focusing on the latest Allowable Stress Design (ASD) methodology for timber structure design; updated information on wind and seismic loads; the latest techniques and code standards for the use of nailed and stapled connections; anchorages; and bolts, lag bolts, and timber connections; thorough analysis of thecharacteristics and design properties of glue-laminated timber and plywood; clear explanations and worked examples using near source factors and the reliability/redundancy factor.
The leading reference in lateral force design, this fourth edition of Design of Wood Structures will be the sourcebook of choice for designers, engineers,architects, and other construction professionals for many years to come.
About the Author
Donald E. Breyer, P.E., is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Engineering Technology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California.
Kenneth J. Fridley, Ph.D., is a Professor in and Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
David G. Pollock, Jr., P.E., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.
Kelly E. Cobeen, S.E., is the Principal of Cobeen & Associates Structural Engineering, Lafayette, California.
The authors all actively serve as members of the Wood Design Standards Committee of the American Forest and Paper Association, which is responsible for maintaining and revising the design provisions of the National Design Specification for Wood Construction. Ms. Cobeen is also a member of Technical Subcommittee 7, Wood Structures, of the Provisions Update Committee for the NEHRP Recommended Provisions for Seismic Regulations for New Buildings and Other Structures.
Table of Contents
Wood Buildings and Design Criteria.
Behavior of Structures Under Loads and Forces.
Properties of Wood and Lumber Grades.
Structural Glued-Laminated Lumber.
Axial Forces and Combined Bending and Axial Forces.
Plywood and Other Structural-Use Panels.
Nailed and Stapled Connections.
Bolts, Lag Bolts, and Other Connectors.
Advanced Topics in Lateral Force Design.
A: Equivalent Uniform Weights of Wood Framing.
B: Weights of Building Materials.
C: Selected Tables from the Uniform Building Code, 1997 Edition.
D: SI Metric Units.
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