Education

Introduction to timber cladding
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Introduce into timber cladding and the purpose and uses of it, the different types and design considerations that go along with it.
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Timber cladding – detail design
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Understand cladding and the different selection of timber available for it and how to control moisture from natural weathering.
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Characteristic v design material properties
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Read on the characteristic material properties and the parameters required to convert these to design properties.
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Structural detailing requirements
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Acknowledge the recommendations for the preparation, fabrication, storage, handling and installation of materials and components
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Moisture and humidity
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Introduce into the basic concepts of moisture and humidity and the guidance on how to calculate it according to BS 5268-2 and Eurocode 5
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The Eurocode system
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Acknowledge the list of published Eurocodes that apply to every member of the European union.
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Bolted and dowelled connection
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Learn the connections that can be made from bolts and dowels, their sizes and limitations.
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Nailed connections
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Learn about nailed connections, its sizes and limitations, withdrawal resistance,
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Design life, design situations and load duration classes
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Get the essence of the design life of a structure and how it can vary depending on the uses it has, the design situations and load duration classes
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Multiple fastener joints
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This unit will cover how a multiple fastener joint is formed and, the difference between the sum of capacities of individual fasteners against multiple fastener joints
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