Introduction – Why choose timber?

Introduction – Why choose timber?
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Learn the basic properties and qualities that timber has to offer, and some of the several different practical applications.
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The tree
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Introduction into trees, its different types and how they subdivide into heartwood and sapwood.
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Moisture content and durability
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Read on the moisture content and durability of timber, the different drying processes and the movement or shrinkage when in loss of moisture.
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Wood-based materials
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Learn about non-structural materials and structural panels, including the characteristics of plywood, LVL, strand boards, glulam, among other.
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Using the correct names when specifying timber
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Understand the importance of the correct name of a tree species and how it can affect the supply chain and commercial trades between countries.
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Questions
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Module questions
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Questions with model answers
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Module questions with model answers
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Choosing timber species
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Read on the botanical classification of timber, the strength grading, properties and density.
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Strength-reducing factors
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Understand the growth features in timber and timber degradation
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Strength properties
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Comprehend the strength properties of timber and its structure
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