Ch4-_Heavy_Timber_Frame_Construction

Ch4-_Heavy_Timber_Frame_Construction - Chapter 4 Heavy...

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Chapter 4 Heavy Timber Frame Construction th Edition Copyright © 2009 J. Iano. All rights reserved.
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History Simple timber- framed structures appear with the oldest know civilizations . The traditional braced frame structure first appears in the middle ages.
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Timber Construction History Till the Late 1800s most Construction was Timber (and/or masonry) with Wood to Wood Connections WHY? Timber (Trees) Plentiful Craftsman Available Few Alternatives
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Early Hand-hewn Timbers Notched (mortised) Projection (tenon)
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Contemporary Contemporary timber frame construction may be used for both residential and nonresidential structures.
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Timber Construction Today Why so Little Timber Construction Today? Alternate Structural Systems Available For Both Residential & Commercial
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Commercial Alternatives Advantages over Timber Greater spans Lighter structures Increased fire resistance Increased versatility More economical
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Residential Alternatives Light Wood Framing (mid 1800s) Fasteners available @ reasonable price Advantages Lighter structure Used less material Quicker to erect More economical
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Where/when is timber construction typically used today? Aesthetics, appearance, feel important Uniqueness of Timber Construction Common Uses High end residential Restaurants, lodges, etc. Public areas requiring aesthetics
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2010 for the course CM 2121 taught by Professor Spring during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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Ch4-_Heavy_Timber_Frame_Construction - Chapter 4 Heavy...

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