The Timber Design Guide is a comprehensive reference document covering the use of timber and wood products in buildings. This 3rd edition by Dr. Andy Buchanan of the University of Canterbury is a 332 page A4 size book; an essential reference for all New Zealand architects and engineers involved in structural design using timber, or in considering a timber alternative to steel. Architects will find many chapters of interest including durability and treatment, moisture effects, timber finishes, fire resistance and acoustic behaviour. Structural engineers will find essential design aids and worked examples on design of beams, columns, trusses, arches, pole structures and portal frames.
This guide is of particular convenience for structural engineers who are familiar with design in other materials and wish to efficiently extend their knowledge into timber design to the relevant codes. Chapters include: TIMBER STRUCTURES, MATERIALS, MEMBER DESIGN, BUILDING BEHAVIOUR