Wood-based materials

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This unit covers the following topics:

  • Non-structural materials
  • Structural panels
  • Advantages of "engineered" timber


It introduces engineered materials such as plywood, cross-laminated timber, glulam, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), parallel strand lumber (PSL) and OSB, and I-beams.


Note: See also Wood-based panels unit in the module on Further topics in timber engineering. The structural performance of wood-based materials is covered in more detail in the modules on structural design.



Introduction | Intermediate | Advanced


Architecture 50% | Engineering 50%