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Development Of An Automated Wood Welding Process

Friction welding of wood is an active field of research and would seem to be a potential joining technology in wood industries in the near future. Despite numerous scientific publications in this field, automated industrial applications of this...


Consideration In Wind Design Of Wood Structures

Proper design of woof structures to resist high wind loads requires the correct use of wind load provisions and member design properties. A thorough understanding of the interaction between wind loads and material properties is important in the...


Assess Fire Spread In Floor Voids

Some innovative and structurally efficient uses of massive wood panels, such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), will result in hollow structural sections. Light-weight wood construction as well as heavy timber assemblies using dropped ceilings or...


Reports Produced For The Province Of British...

BC Building Code requirements changed in 2009 to increase the maximum height for wood-frame residential construction from four to six storeys. Read some of the analysis that was done prior to making this change.


Ultrasonic Inspection Of A Glued Laminated Timber...

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) set up a validation test to compare the effectiveness of various nondestructive inspection techniques for detecting artificial defects in glulam members. The validation test consisted of a glulam beam...