THE CLASSIC TEXT ON WOOD DESIGN UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE LATEST CODES AND DATA
Reflects the most recent provisions of the 2003 International Building Code and 2001 National Design Specification for Wood Construction
Continuing the sterling standard set by earlier editions, this indispensable reference clearly explains the best wood design techniques for the safe handling of gravity and lateral loads. Carefully revised and updated to include the new 2003 International Building Code, ASCE 7-02 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, the 2001 National Design Specification for Wood Construction, and the most recent Allowable Stress Design codes, this best-seller gives practicing designers of wood structures, construction professionals, and students, step-by-step directions and illustrations for all relevant procedures.
The authors also include the latest information on wind and seismic loads, and provide expert coverage of essential topics such as:
* Design loads
* Behavior of structures under loads and forces
* Properties of wood and lumber grades
* Beam design
* Axial forces
* Plywood and other structural use panels
* Horizontal diaphragms
* Wood connections
* Connection hardware
* Nailed and stapled connections
* And much more
The hands-down leading reference in lateral force design, this Fifth Edition of Design of Wood Structures ASD offers an unmatched level of excellence.
Donald E. Breyer, P.E., is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Engineering Technology at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California.
Kenneth J. Fridley, Ph.D., is a Professor in and Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
David G. Pollock, Jr., P.E., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.
Kelly E. Cobeen, S.E., is the Principal of Cobeen & Associates Structural Engineering, Lafayette, California.
The authors all actively serve as members of the Wood Design Standards Committee of the American Forest and Paper Association, which is responsible for maintaining and revising the design provisions of the National Design Specification for Wood Construction. Ms. Cobeen is also a member of Technical Subcommittee 7, Wood Structures, of the Provisions Update Committee for the NEHRP Recommended Provisions for Seismic Regulations for New Buildings and Other Structures.
This wood design reference book presents techniques for the safe handling of gravity and lateral loads gives an overview of the latest changes in wood frame, design codes, and features new information on wind and seismic loads. This updated edition features the properties of wood and different lumber grades, as well as information on beam design, shear walls, and connectors. Attention is also given to advanced topics in lateral force design.