Structural characteristics of timber

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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 species and strength properties, and factors that can affect the structural performance of timber. Engineered timber products and the performance of timber in fire are also explored.


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.