Design Guidance

This section contains informative material and guidance in the design and detailing of timber structures

Informative Articles

The CLT Handbook
The CLT handbook - CLT structures - facts and planning is produced by Swedish Wood

Rethinking Timber Buildings
This downloadable report produced by Arup considers the trends and technologies that have contributed to the resurgence in the most ancient of building materials.

Office Building Design Manual
Produced by Stora Enso, the 88-page manual shows the possibilities of constructing office buildings from wood

Timber in Multi-storey Construction
This Coford report discusses the emergence of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) as a modern construction material
Authors: Annette M. Harte, Bill Robinson, Andrew Macilwraith and Malcolm Jacob.

The National Structural Timber Specification for Building Construction
TRADA - Informative report on the construction of timber buildings (UK regulations)

Wiehag-Glulam & CLT references focused on Ireland
Leading timber engineering presentation of timber projects constructed in Ireland

Structural Design Guidance

Structural Timber Educational Program - STEP Series Lectures (e-step.net) 
This site contains the documents published by Centrum Hout in 1995 under the Structural Timber Education Program [STEP]. The original series provides and introduction to design of timber in accordance Eurocode 5 with many examples provided. Note: there have been a series of amendments to Eurocode 5 since the original publication date and careful consultation to the current version of Eurocode 5 is recommended.

The Structural Use of Timber: Handbook for Eurocode 5
Authors: Malcolm Jacob, James Harrington, Bill Robinson
Publisher: COFORD, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

LVL Handbook Europe
This handbook, prepared by the Federation of the Finnish Woodworking Industries, serves as a guide for architects, structural engineers, technical wholesalers, off-site manufacturers, contractors, carpenters and other construction professionals.

Timber Engineering: Principles for Design
Hans Joachim Blaß and Carmen Sandhaas, KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe

Design of Timber Structures Volume 1 (2016): Structural aspects of timber construction
Design of Timber Structures Volume 2 (2016): Rules and formulas according to Eurocode 5
Design of Timber Structures Volume 3 (2016): Examples
Produced by Swedish Wood, Published by Swedish Forest Industries Federation.

Basis of Design Principles for Timber Structures
State-of-the-art report by COST Action FP1402/WG1
Editors: Fink G., Honfi D., Kohler J., Dietsch P.

Properties, Testing and Design of Cross Laminated Timber
State-of-the-art report by COST Action FP1402/WG2
Editors: Brandner R., Tomasi R., Moosbrugger T., Serrano E., Dietsch P.

Building with CLT - Stora Enso
This document presents information on planning, design, detailing and commissioning of CLT buildings.

DLT Design Guide & Profile Handbook
Produced by Structure Craft, The DLT Design Guide provides useful information for designers.

Nail Laminated Timber - NLT Design and Construction Guide
Produced by ThinkWood.

Fire Design Guidance

Fire Safety in Timber Building
Volume 6 - Mass timber structures; Building Regulation compliance B3 (1). October 2020. Structural Timber Association.

CLT - Cross Laminated Timber Fire Protection
Produced by Stora Enso.

Fire Safety in Timber Buildings- Guidelines for Europe
WoodWisdom-Net Research Project  "FireInTimber" (2007-2010).

Links

WTI - WoodTechnology Ireland
WOODSPEC
Wood Marketing Federation
COFORD
Dataholz.eu

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