The use of timber as a structural material probably dates back to primitive times when man used fallen trees to bridge streams and gain access to hunting grounds or new pastures. It was only during the latter half of the twentieth century that detailed knowledge regarding the physical properties and behaviour of timber has been developed on a scientific basis and subsequently used in design.
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- EN 1995: Design of Timber Elements
B.Sc., Ph.D., C.Phys., M.InstP., C.Eng. William M. C. McKenzie
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