In this introductory webinar, Principal Mark Krueger gives an overview of how solid sawn wood allowable stresses are developed—an essential topic for understanding wood design. He explains the testing of solid sawn lumber and the methods used to develop published allowable stresses from the test data. The factors which account for naturally occurring defects inherent to wood and the factors of safety applied are explored as well. Mark also comments on significant industry changes to the allowable stresses in Southern Pine lumber.
READ MORE >Mark R. Krueger, Principal
Major types of engineered wood products frequently found in modern construction READ MORE >Introduction to Engineered Wood Products
Renovation and restoration of existing structures READ MORE >Timber Truss Bolted Connection Repair and Full-Scale Load Testing
Assessment and repair of historic wood structures READ MORE >Heavy Timber