Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 18): Design of timber floor joists

Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers

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26 October 2012

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Technical Guidance Note (Level 1, No. 18): Design of timber floor joists

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The Institution of Structural Engineers

Date published

26 October 2012

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The Institution of Structural Engineers

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One of the most common structural elements is the timber floor joist. This is normally found in residential properties, but can also be seen in medium sized commercial developments. This Technical Guidance Note will explain the principles behind the design of timber floor joists and provide a worked example. All of the advice given will be in accordance with BS EN 1995-1-1 Eurocode 5: Design of Timber Structures – Part 1-1: General – Common rules and rules for buildings.



(This article was updated in October 2016 to reflect errata issued since its original publication.)

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