Summarizes information on wood as an engineering material.
Presents properties of wood and wood-based products
of particular concern to the architect and engineer. Includes
discussion of designing with wood and wood-based products
along with some pertinent uses.
The resistance of three naturally durable heartwood species and a stranded giant bamboo product to fungal and termite (Coptotermes formosanus) attack was evaluated at a test site located near Hilo, Hawaii. Merbau (Intsia bijuga or I. palembanica) and ipe (Tabebuia spp.) were both exceptionally resistant to fungal and termite attack,...
Although the regulations are imperfectly enforced, logging firms in the Brazilian Amazon are subject to
forest management regulations intended to reduce environmental damage and protect future forest productivity.
Additionally, voluntary best practices firms adopt to achieve environmental performance that
exceed regulatory requirements are largely limited to reduced impact logging (RIL)...