Timber connections

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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.


Timber, as a natural material, has limits to the shape, length and other dimensions available for its use in construction. The connection requirements are therefore higher than with man-made materials.


It is unique in the range and diversity of methods with which it can be joined and this module explores the various connection techniques available.


This module is designed to primarily support engineering lecturers.


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