Design for timber structures Volume 1

Design for timber structures Volume 1
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The book series Design of timber structures Volume 1–3 has been produced to make it easier for structural designers to calculate timber structures and it is adapted to Eurocodes. It is being used for higher education at universities and institutes.
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Design of timber structures Volume 3
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The book series Design of timber structures Volume 1–3 has been produced to make it easier for structural designers to calculate timber structures and it is adapted to Eurocodes. It is being used for higher education at universities and institutes.
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Design of timber structures Volume 2
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The book series Design of timber structures Volume 1–3 has been produced to make it easier for structural designers to calculate timber structures and it is adapted to Eurocodes. It is being used for higher education at universities and institutes.
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The Builder’s Guide to Plywood
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Plywood is a highly versatile building material which spans a wide range of applications from wall and floor sheathing to designer interiors and glider fuselages. There are many types of plywood available, including specialist tropical veneers such as marine plywood which, while having very good weather resistance and strength properties,...
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New handbook provides insight into timber decking
Reaction to fire and Fire resistance
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Reaction to fire classifications are completely different to fire resistance ratings yet the two terms are often misunderstood and taken to mean the same thing. This is not the case. This publication aims to set out the important differences. Understanding fire performance terminology starts with understanding the stages in the...
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Assuring Quality
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Where a flame retardant (FR) is added in the factory during the manufacturing process for MDF, OSB or plywood then that manufacturing process should be subject to factory production control (accredited by a notified body). The product should carry the CE mark and be accompanied by a valid Declaration of...
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Combustibility
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There are four recognised stages in the development of any fire: Ignition, Spread and Growth, Flash point into a fully developed fire and Eventual Decay. During the early stages, when a fire is still becoming established, the important factors are: Ignitability, Spread of Flame, Smoke Production and Flaming droplets.
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Understanding Fire Protection Terms
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It is vital that any flame retardant treatment incorporated into a building provides long-term, predictable performance backed by independent verification. Before specifying enhancement using a flame retardant, two specification fundamentals must be established: What reaction to fire performance is required? and What is the service environment?.
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