Basic Lumber Engineering for Builders fills the gap in on-the-job lumber engineering between what can be found in building code span tables and the complex calculations certified engineers are required to perform. The book contains large clear illustrations, examples and engineering calculations explained in simplified language, the books shows:
The book covers most building types and framing systems. Also includes information on connections, retrofitting with anchor bolts, framing anchors and tie-downs, plus the latest requirements for cross-bridging and anchoring, as well as information on designing concrete formwork.
Includes NorthBridge Software's Wood Beam Sizing program.