Wood Based Construction
Lecturer: Dr. Laszlo Bejo
This course briefly covers different aspects of wood based construction, including small residential wood structures as well as larger wooden and wood based construction elements. The course will cover the following topics:
- Raw materials of wood based construction: wood as a construction material, adhesives used in wood construction, wood based materials, other materials.
- Principles of wood adhesion; various aspects and necessary requirements of construction grade gluing.
- End jointed wood; requirements, technology and use.
- Edge jointed wood; solid wood construction panels.
- Laminated wood: glued-laminated construction products. 6. Gluled-laminated beams – requirements, production and utilization. (Including clamping bad layout exercise)
- Glued solid wood and kreuzbalken – production and utilization.
- I-beams and trusses – production and uses.
- Wooden buildings – various construction systems
- Solid wood construction – square and rounded log houses
- Woodframe construction – half-timbered and post-and-beam construction
- Woodframe construction – light frame construction, on-site construction and prefabricated houses
- Wooden buildings – special building systems
- Wooden buildings – stability, thermal insulation, sheathing, siding.
Recommended reading: there is unfortunately no course textbook that covers all of the topics. Outlines are available for each topic below.
Useful information is also found in Chapters 1, 8, 10, 11, 17 and 18 of the American Wood Handbook.
These are the lecture notes that go with the class. You may want to print them out and use it as a fill-in-the-blank duing the classes:
- Raw materials
- Structural grade wood adhesion
- Longitudinal joints and end-jointed wood
- Lamination and laminated wood products
- Structural panels
- Wood-based structural materials
- I-beams and trusses
- Wooden building systems
You may also find this list of video links useful.
A successful homework example: