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Timber Construction Manual [Hardcover]

Thomas Herzog , Julius Natterer , Roland Schweitzer , Michael Volz , Wolfgang Winter
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Jan. 12 2004 3764370254 978-3764370251 1
With some 600 photos and 4000 drawings and plans, the Timber Construction Manual is a comprehensive and indispensable reference work in the specialist literature on timber. It looks at all types of timber and timber materials, also presenting detailed information on the current norms and standards. Chapters cover the basic principles of working with timber, providing detailed information on subjects such as heat, noise insulation, fire protection treatment. The significance of timber with particular reference to ecology is also investigated. Timber as a load-bearing material is considered, and topics such as new methods of joining, transport and montage are documented. The second part of the volume presents a large number of built examples which feature some "classic" structures but focus chiefly on more recent buildings. The spectrum presented ranges from heavy-load bridges to multi-storey residential buildings. The second part of the examples looks specifically at topics such as facades, building skins etc.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Less text in this volume May 30 2004
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent Construction Manual Jan. 22 2007
By E. Colmenares - Published on Amazon.com
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).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Most comprehensive timber book ever! May 20 2008
By Gabrielides Gabriel - Published on Amazon.com
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great reference book April 9 2008
By Alex - Published on Amazon.com
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!
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5.0 out of 5 stars timber construction June 13 2007
By JUAN - Published on Amazon.com
in depth details and technical information on wood construction. recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars Singular resource Nov. 13 2013
By Gavin Brooke - Published on Amazon.com
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Singular resource for the most interesting work in timber engineering. A must have if you are exploring design options in timber construction.
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