Making engineered wood joists easier to use

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Journal titleSolplan Review
IssueSeptember 112
Pages1415; # of pages: 2
AbstractEngineered wood joists and structural composite lumber have greatly changed the way wood-frame buildings are constructed because they provide greater strength and longer spans, among other advances. In an effort to make such products easier for designers and builders to use, the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC), working with the Canadian Wood Council, manufacturers and others, has assembled test protocols and criteria, and validated manufacturers' span tables for engineered wood joists, thus eliminating the need for further project-specific engineering for small buildings. As part of this work, vibration criteria were also established.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number47355
NPARC number20377980
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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