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HEAVY TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION

Fire-Resistive Heavy Timber Construction

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CONSIDERATIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY IN HEAVY TIMBER CONSTRUCTION

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Wood Shrinkage in Heavy Timber Construction

Anchorage of Timber Beams and Masonry Walls

Floor and Roof Decks for Heavy Timber Buildings

Combustible Buildings Framed with Heavy Timber

Lateral Bracing of Heavy Timber Buildings

Building Services in Heavy Timber Buildings

Longer Spans in Heavy Timber

Large Beams

Rigid Frames

Trusses

Arches and Domes

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FOR PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF A HEAVY TIMBER STRUCTURE

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Heavy Timber and the Building Codes

Uniqueness of Heavy Timber Framing

Architect Nils Finne combines heavy timber framing with robust stonework and finely detailed exterior finish carpentry in this well-crafted residence. (Architect: FINNE Architects www.FINNE.com; photograph by Art Grice)

Wood beams have been used to span roofs and floors of buildings since the beginning of civilization. The first timber-framed buildings were crude pit houses, ...

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