Specifications

From interior finishes through to structural damage, this wide-ranging collection of resources includes structural grades, span tables and durability tests to assist with building and design compliance.

Software & design resources from industry bodies and major suppliers provide additional tools for modern building design.


  • Timber maintenance

    Maintenance affects all who use timber in buildings. Designers, architects, engineers and drafting staff need to ensure that the elements specified can be maintained effectively and inexpensively. They need to give some thought as to how it can be maintained. Builders need to use details that minimise contact between moisture and the wood, and are easy to inspect and repaint. Building owners, servicemen and maintenance trades need to take care of barriers and regularly inspect and touch-up timber elements and their protection.

  • AccuRate ECO2 Module carbon calculator & life cycle analyser software

    The new ECO2 module enables the CSIRO’s AccuRate software to incorporate the embodied carbon of building components into an analysis of a structure.

  • Design Capacity Tables for Timber (DCTT) - Part A (seasoned)

    The Design Capacity Tables for Timber is a design aid for structural engineers. It provides assistance in the limit states modelling of timber behaviour.

  • Design Capacity Tables for Timber (DCTT) - Part B (unseasoned)

    The Design Capacity Tables for Timber is a design aid for structural engineers. It provides assistance in the limit states modelling of timber behaviour.

  • Design for durability

    The majority of timber structures will perform their intended function for their service life with minimal maintenance. However, for this to occur, all the factors that influence the durability of the timber need to be properly considered.

  • Durability

    Durability is one of the key performance factors used to assess the suitability of a timber species for a specific application. The durability rating of a species is based on the natural ability of the heartwood of that species to resist decay and insect pests.

  • Incidence of major structural damage by termites in Australian houses

    Incidence of major damage by termites: An assessment of the amount of damage done to constructions by termites.

  • Recycled hardwood span tables

    Span tables have been prepared for the four species groups (A to D) using the RG1 recycled grade for wind classifications N1 to N3 and C1 to C2.

  • Spanning ability of timber members

    To ensure that the structure of any construction performs to the expected dead and live loads to which the building will be subjected over the course of its life, it is necessary to choose the size, length and grade of timber according to the expected loads and overall function. To determine the spanning ability of load carrying members, span tables allow users to choose an appropriate size and stress grade to achieve spanning needs.

  • Specification

    The specification process is the process of the designer communicating their intentions to the supplier of the material. The properties required are generally determined by the performance requirements of the elements within the specific type of application.

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