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The design advantages of working with wood are as extensive as they are varied. From the Australian Timber Design Awards that showcase aesthetically wowing timber based designs, to nine-storey timber construction that utilises the latest wood engineering innovation, it is clear that while timber may be described as many things, boring certainly isn't one of them.

In Design Advantages, WoodSolutions takes a look at the contemporary uses and applications of wood, showing exactly why wood is the building material of today and tomorrow.

Large span timber structures include roof trusses, portal frames and domes.

The of use engineered wood products such as LVL and glulam help to deliver the required structural performance....

The limit states of timber – different design situations where the structure is at its limit of satisfactory performance - have different load combinations, behaviour models and performance limits...

The capacity of timber members is influenced by a large number of characteristics of the timber and the ambient conditions in which the timber is used at the time of the strength limit state...

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Nailed connections are very common and quite cost effective. Where no pre-drilling of timber is required, gun driven nails can be used to efficiently and effectively provide a connection between...

Nailplates are used to connect timber of the same thickness in the same plane. They are also suitable for butt joints.

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This section contains a resource providing an overview on the nomenclature of timber members:

  • Nomenclature of Timber Members

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Aside from standard nailed and screwed connections, other connections for timber engineering include dowels, split-rings, fin-plates and shear-plates.

 

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Plywood is an engineered wood product, made by gluing thin laminates together to form a sheet. Plywood is used for both structural and decorative purposes.

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