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Technical Manuals For Timber Service Life Design Guide

Technical Manuals For Timber Service Life Design Guide

These manuals are backing document to the Timber Service Life design guide that is available on WoodSolutions, click here to view.

The vision for developing durability design procedures for timber, based upon rational engineering reliability principles, can be attributed to Drs Bob Leicester and John Barnacle (ex CSIRO) in a Forest Products Research Conference paper in 1990. This vision was taken up and actively participated in, by the research fraternity (CSIRO-BCE, CSIRO-MIT, CSIRO-SE, CSIRO-DFFP, QLD and NSW Forest Research Institutes and private consultants), industry and Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) who undertook this world first Durability Design Project completed in 2007.  Contributions of earlier Australian timber durability researchers (mainly CSIRO and State Forest Services) who had the foresight to establish long term field trials that are still producing valuable data, after more than 30 years exposure, must also be acknowledged.

Reference Number:
PN07.1052

Other Attachments:
ManualNo1-ClimateData.pdf
ManualNo2-Reliability Equations.pdf
ManualNo3-IG Decay.pdf
ManualNo4-AG decay.pdf
ManualNo5-AtmosphericCorrosion.pdf
ManualNo6-EmbeddedCorrosion.pdf
ManualNo7-MarineBorerAttack.pdf
ManualNo8-Termites.pdf
ManualNo9-BuildingEnvelope.pdf
ManualNo10-CodeCommentary.pdf
ManualNo11-EqsDesignGuide.pdf
ManualNo12-EqsTimberLife.pdf

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