More about building in wood
Design of Timber Structures
The book Design of Timber Structures is a compendium intended for the higher education of structural engineers. The various chapters contain everything from the fundamentals of the structures to in-depth knowledge of wood as a material, plus wooden structures, wooden components, connectors, composite components, stabilisation, deformation, vibrations, wood construction systems for buildings and outdoor wooden structures.
The handbook describes certified glulam – from manufacture and properties to use. It also provides extensive advice and instructions on designing glulam components, for example. Book launch on 21 April.
Swedish Wood Building Council
Wood construction – a review of development and status
On behalf of Swedish Wood/The Swedish Forest Industries, Tomas Nord of Linköping University has put together a summary of the development and status of industrial wood construction in the Nordic region. . The summary contains a short introduction to the obstacles and opportunities for wood construction in the early 1990s, followed by a review of the four Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The review includes the vision of each country regarding the plan to increase wood construction, plus the activities that have been implemented. Finally, the summary contains a status report on the proportion of wood in different types of building (housing, offices and other buildings).