Dimensional and Engineered Wood Framing

April 29, 2010
Publication: Structural Engineering & Design
Author(s): Matthew Johnson Ariane I. Fund

As both a renewable resource and a material offering unique aesthetic qualities, wood is a very appealing option for a number of applications, both residential and commercial. With the ongoing development of manufactured wood products, engineers are able to use wood as a solution even where long spans and high load capacities are required. By making use of a mixture of products for different applications within a building, the engineer is able to optimize the design for both cost and material efficiency. This article offers a brief summary of popular wood products available on the market.

Services: Structural Design
Keywords: Wood