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Construction timbers in Queensland. Book 1 and Book 2: Properties and specifications for satisfactory performance of construction timbers in Queensland. Class 1 and Class 10 buildings (houses, carports, garages, greenhouses and sheds). 2013 edition.

Queensland Government, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (2013) Construction timbers in Queensland. Book 1 and Book 2: Properties and specifications for satisfactory performance of construction timbers in Queensland. Class 1 and Class 10 buildings (houses, carports, garages, greenhouses and sheds). 2013 edition. PR10-5019 . State of Queensland, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Brisbane.

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Abstract

This publication lists the more important wood properties of commercial timbers used for construction in Queensland. It also provides requirements and conditions of use for these timbers to provide appropriate design service life in various construction applications. The correct specification of timber considers a range of timber properties including, but not limited to, stress grade; durability class; moisture content and insect resistance. For the specification of timber sizes and spans, relevant Australian Standards and design manuals should be consulted—e.g. Australian Standard AS 1684 series Residential timber—framed construction parts 2 and 3 (Standards Australia 2006a;b.)

Book 1 explains the terms used; with reference to nomenclature; origin and timber properties presented under specific column headings in the schedules (Book 2). It also explains target design life; applications and decay hazard zones; presented in the Book 2 Schedules.

Book 2 consists of reference tables; presented as schedules A; B and C:

• Schedule A contains commercial mixtures of unidentified timbers and of some Australian and imported softwoods. Index numbers 1–10

• Schedule B contains Australian-grown timber species; including both natural forests and plantations. Index numbers 11–493

• Schedule C contains timbers imported into Australia from overseas. Index numbers 494–606

Each schedule has two parts presenting data in tables.
• Part 1: Nomenclature, origin and properties of imported timber species
• Part 2: Approved uses for commercial mixtures of imported timber species

The recommendations made in this publication assume that good building practice will be carried out.

Item Type:Book
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Additional Information:First published 2006 Revised and updated 2010, 2013 This publication has been compiled by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. © State of Queensland, 2013. The Queensland Government supports and encourages the dissemination and exchange of its information. The copyright in this publication is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY) licence. Under this licence you are free, without having to seek our permission, to use this publication in accordance with the licence terms. You must keep intact the copyright notice and attribute the State of Queensland as the source of the publication. For more information on this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/deed.en The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The Queensland Government shall not be liable for technical or other errors or omissions contained herein. The reader/user accepts all risks and responsibility for losses, damages, costs and other consequences resulting directly or indirectly from using this information.
Keywords:construction timbers in Queensland, ctiq, construction, timber, building, wood properties; wood use; timber properties; wood properties, using wood, wood durability, timber use, specifications, Queensland.
Subjects:Forestry
Deposited On:14 Jun 2013 04:35
Last Modified:13 Sep 2016 03:36

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