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Design of Wood Structures - ASD, 5th Edition by Donald E. Breyer (McGraw-Hill Professional) The Classic Text On Wood Design Updated To Include The Latest Codes And Data

Reflects the most recent provisions of the 2003 International Building Code and 2001 National Design Specification for Wood Construction

Continuing the sterling standard set by earlier editions, this indispensable reference clearly explains the best wood design techniques for the safe handling of gravity and lateral loads. Carefully revised and updated to include the new 2003 International Building Code, ASCE 7-02 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, the 2001 National Design Specification for Wood Construction, and the most recent Allowable Stress Design codes, this best-seller gives practicing designers of wood structures, construction professionals, and students, step-by-step directions and illustrations for all relevant procedures.

The authors also include the latest information on wind and seismic loads, and provide expert coverage of essential topics such as:

  • Design loads
  • Behavior of structures under loads and forces
  • Properties of wood and lumber grades
  • Beam design
  • Axial forces
  • Plywood and other structural use panels
  • Horizontal diaphragms
  • Shearwalls
  • Wood connections
  • Connection hardware
  • Nailed and stapled connections 

The hands-down leading reference in lateral force design, this Fifth Edition of Design of Wood Structures -- ASD offers an unmatched level of excellence.



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