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9780070199118 Designed for engineers, architects and building construction professionals, this reference contains information on designing wood structures and wood components. From the basic engineering properties of wood to design equations and examples, to practical construction guidelines, the book is full of ready-to-use information. Features new to this edition include: key changes in design formulas and constants encompassed in the update of the 1991 "National Design Specification for Wood Construction" (NDS); a chapter on structural use of wood in bridges; and dual units throughout for use in both domestic and international markets. Other features include working examples and design data for columns, beams, fasteners and connectors, diaphragms and shearwalls, trusses, foundations and structural panel products; the "do's" and "don'ts" of joint design; commercial lumber standards; fire resistance and sound control; and load and resistance factors.