• Judith J. Stalnaker
  • Ernest C. Harris
Part of the VNR Structural Engineering Series book series (VNRSES)


From ancient times, wood and stone have been important construction materials. Stone has diminished in importance, but wood is still our most versatile building material. It is reasonable to claim that wood and wood products are among our more important construction materials, ranking along with structural steel and reinforced concrete for building construction. By weight, more wood is used in construction each year than cement or steel (1).


Steel Beam Wood Construction Uniform Building Code Pedestrian Bridge Wood Truss 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith J. Stalnaker
    • 1
  • Ernest C. Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Colorado at DenverDenverUSA

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