Module: Introduction to timber engineering design Unit: Structural detailing requirements
This module gives recommendations for the preparation, fabrication, storage, handling, and installation of materials and components. These recommendations are necessary conditions for the applicability of the design rules given in Eurocode 51 . Workmanship in the preparation, fabrication and installation of materials should conform in all respects to accepted good practice.
The specified materials should be installed in such a way as to perform adequately the functions for which they are designed. For the structure to conform to the principles and practical considerations of the design there should be adequate supervision throughout its preparation, construction and maintenance.
The module discussed the recommendations for the preparation, fabrication, storage, handling, and installation of timber materials and components. Relevant standards were mentioned where applicable. The module is not exhaustive in its treatment of the subject and as such further references should be made to material specific standards and good practice for more information.