About this book
Structural Wood Detailing in CAD Format is a reference library for wood building construction. Engineers, architects, and contractors will find the book useful for daily use and practice. It provides structural details for building, which is a major factor in building design. Using a library of standard details saves much of the engineering time and money which was spent drawing the same details many times. This structural wood detailing book covers the two most important forces: vertical and lateral forces. For each detail the lateral resistance was carefully considered. The details have been created using professional experience to maintain economical construction costs and to create safe buildings. The book is divided into three major sections -ROOF, FLOOR, and FOUNDATION. The details in each chapter are further categorized by connections. For example, in the ROOF chapter there is a set of details for rafters connected to shear walls, another set for beams connected to posts or columns, and another set for hips connected to ridge beams. This method of dividing the chapters helps the user to become easily familiar with this reference book. Some of the details are combinations of wood and steel, or wood and masonry, or wood and wood. We have provided each detail on an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet. Each sheet contains the drawing itself, a description of the detail, a check list which summarizes the detail, and a small plan view which suggests the location on the structural drawing where the detail can be applied.
TJI computer-aided design (CAD) construction modeling