Construction principles, specification and design

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This module is a teaching aid for tutors delivering courses on the use and design of timber in engineering and architecture. Suggested reading is given for each unit, within each module.  You can also access the other resources such as Case Studies and Wood Information Sheets (full access for lecturers, partial for students) directly.


The module provides an introduction to timber construction and design principles, with emphasis on designing for durability and building performance. The use of timber in offsite construction projects and construction sequence is also outlined.


This module is designed to support engineering and architecture lecturers.


Each of the following units can be downloaded separately, in line with teaching requirements and course progression.