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The STA encompasses all users of all structural timber systems and its elements and components, providing business and technical support to the industry.
The series was published between March 2013 and December 2015.
As the UK’s leading organisation representing the structural timber sector and associated supply chain companies, the STA has an objective to drive quality and product innovation through expert technical guidance and research - underpinned by education, training and event programmes.
The first in a new series of articles; written by Chartered structural engineers Milner Associates, on behalf of the UK Timber Frame Association (UKTFA) providing technical information on the use of timber as a structural medium.
Publish Date - 27 February 2013
Combinations of timber or laminated sections with different materials such as wood-based boards or metal elements are used to create ‘engineered wood products’ (EWPs) whose maximum size is limited only by manufacturing, handling and
transportation constraints. Different types of EWP are described here, in addition to timber structural systems and their structural applications.
Publish Date - 26 March 2013
This article introduces the composition and terminology used for platform frame building structures and describes the structural engineering checks required to verify the adequacy of the virtual load paths and the strength and stiffness of the individual framing members.
Publish Date - 1 May 2013
This Timber Engineering Notebook introduces the checks for overall building stability and those required for the wall diaphragms which provide shear (or racking) resistance to a platform timber frame structure.
Publish Date - 1 June 2013
This Timber Engineering Notebook provides guidance for engineers involved in the design of timber frame building structures on the structural stability issues commonly referred to as 'design for structural robustness' or 'design to avoid disproportionate collapse' in buildings.
Publish Date - 25 June 2013
New guidance, developed by the UKTFA and other professional bodies, that provides good practice information on safe fire space separation for timber elements during construction.
Publish Date - 1 August 2013
An introduction to fire safety in relation to timber structures.
Publish Date - 1 September 2013
A review of glulam in two of the most common structural forms: 'post and beam' and two dimensional rigid frames.
Publish Date - 1 October 2013
This Timber Engineering Notebook introduces the construction and connection details appropriate to open frame construction and provides a worked example for a dowelled glulam portal haunch connection.
Publish Date - 28 November 2013
Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are engineered, load-carrying, timber-based panel products that can be used in walls and roofs of residential and light commercial buildings. These lightweight panels combine the structural and thermal envelope of the building; they are manufactured offsite in a factory and shipped to the construction site, offering advantages to the build programme. This panelised form of construction allows SIPs to be assembled to form highly airtight, energy-efficient building envelopes.
Publish Date - 31 July 2015
In Timber Engineering Notebook (TEN) No. 21, the engineered wood product known as cross-laminated timber (CLT) was introduced. This latest article in the TEN series provides a more detailed introduction to the applications and use of CLT as a structural timber product, including structural benefits and benefits to the construction process.
Publish Date - 1 September 2015
In Timber Engineering Notebook (TEN) No. 11, a detailed introduction to the applications and use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) as a structural timber product was provided. This article provides further information on the manufacture, detailing and erection of CLT constructions.
Publish Date - 1 October 2015
Timber Engineering Notebook (TEN) No. 11 and No. 12 provided a detailed introduction to the applications and use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) as a structural timber product, together with information on the manufacture, detailing and erection of CLT constructions. This article presents detailed advice on the material properties and structural design of CLT based on current UK practice.
Publish Date - 2 November 2015
The Timber Engineering Notebook series concludes by examining the use of glued-in rods for timber connections. The increased use of manufactured timber, such as glued laminated timber (glulam) and laminated veneer lumber (LVL), with improved mechanical properties and the ability to produce cross-sections of almost unlimited size,has driven the timber engineering industry to come up with improved connection systems. Glued-in rods and plates have been used in the UK as a method of connecting timber since the 1970s. They offer the possibility of creating concealed connections that are capable of
transferring large forces and moments with minimal slip due to their high stiffness.
Publish Date - 1 December 2015