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Description - APA Engineered Wood Handbook by Thomas G. Williamson

This is the engineered-wood design and construction guide. This unique handbook shows you what you can do with glued engineered wood composites in both residential and nonresidential building construction applications - products that not only perform better than traditional solid wood products, but also reduce the pressure on available wood fiber resources. "The APA Engineered Wood Handbook" provides standards and guidelines for getting the most from some of the most exciting wood based materials available in construction today.This book helps you to: cut building costs and improve building performance by using glued wood composites featuring enhanced performance characteristics; gain a better understanding and discover new applications for plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), prefabricated wood I-joists, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), glued laminated timber (glulam), and other related glued wood products; get the latest design recommendations for shear walls and diaphragms; find up-to-date information on mechanical connections; obtain industry recommendations for fire and acoustic design solutions and treatments and finishes for engineered wood composites; and, learn about new technologies on the horizon.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071360296
ISBN-10: 0071360298
Format: Hardback
(233mm x 160mm x 47mm)
Pages: 750
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas G. Williamson

Thomas G. Williamson (Tacoma, WA) is the Director of the Technical Services Division of APA, overseeing a staff of 20 scientists, engineers, technicians and support personnel who are responsible for the technical and research activities of the association. Mr. Williamson is also Executive Vice President of Engineered Wood Systems (EWS), a related corporation of APA. EWS represents manufacturers of glued laminated timber (glulam), laminated veneer lumber (LVL), prefabricated wood I-joists and other related glued engineered wood composites. Mr. Williamson is co-editor of the McGraw-Hill WOOD ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION HANDBOOK and is co-author of the chapter on Wood Construction of the McGraw-Hill BUILDING DESIGNS AND CONSTRUCTION HANDBOOK.

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