The shortest line between two points on a surface, such that a geodesic dome is segmented into a series of straight elements
A comprehensive guide to the most common timber terms from A to Z.
An animal, mineral or vegetable adhesive.
Glue Laminated Timber
Laminated timber where the laminations are joined with adhesive. More on glulam
The designation of the quality of a piece of timber or other manufactured wood products in accordance with standard rules
1) The general direction of the fibres or wood elements relative to the main axis of the piece. 2) The direction, size, arrangement, appearance, or quality of the fibres in wood or timber
This is a loosely defined collection of land-use, building design, and construction strategies that reduces undesirable environmental impacts. Benefits of building green include reduced energy consumption, protection of ecosystems, and occupant health.
Unseasoned timber, with free moisture present in the cell cavities.
A system of orthogonal elements, usually beams or trusses, acting together to resist a common load.
Rings of early wood and latewood on the transverse section of a trunk or branch marking cycles of growth.
A natural exudation, also called kino, produced in trees as a result of fire or mechanical damage.
A ribbon of gum between growth rings, which may be bridged radially by wood tissue at intervals. Also known as kino
Plates, often steel or plywood, fixed by nails, bolts or other means to connect timber members in a truss or other frame structure. Gusset plates may be applied to one or both sides of a joint.