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Timber Construction Manual Hardcover – Jan 12 2004

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  • Hardcover: 375 pages
  • Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel; 1 edition (Jan. 12 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3764370254
  • ISBN-13: 978-3764370251
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 3.3 x 30.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #24,424 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
The introductory history section is much briefer than the others in this series, almost nonexistent, a real disappointment. Maybe there's just not as much to say about wood compared to steel, glass, concrete or masonry; maybe the technology is not as extensive.
The structural section makes no effort to tutor, so will only be understandable by engineers. But if you want, you'll easily be able to build a wooden railroad bridge using the information here, so sophisticated and exhaustive is the coverage. (It has nothing in particular to say about residential construction, by the way, although several houses appear in the examples, which represent about half the book.)
The wood science section is good but too short; there's no building science section at all. The presentation is like others in the series, but adds color to the examples, unlike them. Some complaints, but overall an excellent book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excelent Construction Manual Jan. 22 2007
By E. Colmenares - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The manual is a very complete study of construction with wood. The book is worth every penny if you want to understand the assembly of a building with timber. The details of facades are extremely useful, is shame that almost all case studies are European (of course the book is from a German publisher; and they totally mastered the construction and techniques).
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Most comprehensive timber book ever! May 20 2008
By Gabrielides Gabriel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Have you ever imagined a book that covers the vast space between Architects, engineers and joiners? Well, this is the one. The details are very helpful and are always accompanied by photos of real time buildings. At the same time there is an indepth description of timber technology, regarding most types of timber in terms of Structure, Construction etc. With this book you need not search any futher...definitely worth the money spent.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
great reference book April 9 2008
By Alex - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
It's simply great. Any book cannot include everything. But, the editor of this book did a decent job. For the comprehensive references on timber construction, this is the best book. For more contemporary examples, this may not be for you although it does include some. But, that's why there are magazines. It's a kind of encyclopedia. It's good. Recommended!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
timber construction June 13 2007
By JUAN - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
in depth details and technical information on wood construction. recommended.
Singular resource Nov. 13 2013
By Gavin Brooke - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Singular resource for the most interesting work in timber engineering. A must have if you are exploring design options in timber construction.