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Appraisal and Repair of Timber Structures, Second edition

Author(s): Andrew Lawrence and Peter Ross

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Publication date: 21 August 2020
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Appraisal and Repair of Timber Structures, Second edition is a comprehensive and fully updated guide focusing on the appraisal and repair of timber structures with reference to Eurocode 5.
Appraisal and Repair of Timber Structures, Second edition is a comprehensive and fully updated guide focusing on the appraisal and repair of timber structures with reference to Eurocode 5.
Written by two leading experts in the field of timber engineering, this book includes advice on construction forms from medieval times to the present day. This unique approach ensures that all the periods of timber construction are covered, with specifications, analytical advice and worked examples, all in accordance with current best practice.
Appraisal and Repair of Timber Structures, Second edition covers
  • the history and development of timber structures from medieval times to the present day
  • a detailed description of timber as a material, including the causes of decay, methods of investigation and assessment, and model repair details
  • fully updated content, including worked examples, in the light of recent changes to the building codes
  • a completely new emphasis, now aimed at the generalist structural engineer, surveyor or architect who now usually employs a timber specialist to undertake a timber condition survey
  • new and updated guidance on repair materials and fasteners 
  • an expanded range of illustrations and case studies.
The book appeals to engineers, surveyors and architects involved in work on both historic and more modern timber structures. In addition, the sections on appraisal, load testing, building relocation and report writing are applicable to all forms of construction, not just timber. The book is of value to practitioners working on an existing building for the first time, as well as a reference book for more experienced professionals.
Andrew Lawrence is the leading timber specialist at Arup, a member of the Eurocode Timber Design Code Committee and Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Timber Engineering at Cambridge University. His projects include the Metz Pompidou with Shigeru Ban and The Smile with Alison Brooks Architects. He is also a CARE Conservation Accredited Engineer, specialising in the assessment and repair of existing and historic structures. 

Peter Ross joined Arup in 1958. Since 1986 he has specialised in the assessment of historic building fabric, and timber as a construction material. In 1990-94 he was Technical Secretary for the draft timber Eurocode. He has also written four books as principal author and was the structural engineer for the new roof over the South Transept of York Minster, following the fire in 1984, one of the largest green oak roofs of modern times.
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780727761781
Number of pages: 288
Product code: 9780727761781
Page size: 246 x 189mm
Publication status: Published
Publisher: ICE Publishing

Preface to the second edition                                                                        
01. Introduction                                                                           
02. The history of timber construction                                                    
03. Timber as a structural material                                             
04. Timber decay – causes, prevention & treatment                  
05. Other possible defects                                                           
06. The client’s brief                                                        
07. The general diagnostic sequence                              
08. The initial visual inspection                                
09. Commissioning a timber survey     
10. The appraisal  
11. Impact on the appraisal of changes in the building codes    
12. Timber repairs
13. Repair of historic buildings 
14. The report    
15. The repair contract 
16.  The specification of timber for repair    
17.  Moving timber frames                                               
18. Case studies – Retain
19. Case studies – Repair
20. Case studies – Reinforce
21. Case studies – Renew
22. Case studies – Relocate

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