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This paper highlights some of the jointing techniques that have been used in the glue laminated industry, particularly with respect to glues, finger jointing, and methods of connecting structural components. Reference is made to truss rafter joints and how some of the associated problems have been resolved. J.G. Mercer
The background to the Code, to be published by the British Standards Institution as BS 5975, is described, together with the procedures adopted for writing it. The draft for public comment was prepared under the consultancy drafting scheme of the DOE, the draft being prepared in a relatively short period. The principles involved in the more controversial areas are set out, followed by an examination of the Code content as a whole. The paper concludes with a note concerning possible future action. Reasons for delay in producing the Code-the work of the Bragg Committee and the Code of Practice Committee for timber-are given. C.J. Wilshere
This paper discusses commonly used mechanical fixings for structural timber joints and outlines some aspects of the interaction of the mechanical fastener with the timber. It gives information on basic formulae (SI units) in the current structural timber Code (CP 112: Part 2) and those proposed for its successor, now in final draft form (BS 5268: Part 2). Reference is also made to the new information on joints in the draft CIB structural timber Code. K.Thomas