Jonathan Ochshorn's Structural Elements for Architects and Builders, Third Edition
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Contents | 1. Introduction to structural design | 2. Loads | 3. Wood | 4. Steel | 5. Reinforced concrete
Introduction to wood | Material properties | Sectional properties | Design approaches | Construction systems | Tension elements | Columns | Beams | Connections | Ch. 3 Appendix
Chapter 3: Wood
Wood is the stuff inside trees; timber is wood suitable for (or prepared for) use in structures; lumber is timber cut into standard-sized planks. Since we build with lumber (which is also timber, which is
also wood), all three of these terms are used, depending on the context.
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