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New Zealand Journal of Forestry (2019) 64(2): 11–18
©New Zealand Institute of Forestry

Feature article
Wood properties for engineered timber buildings

Andrew H. Buchanan *,1

1 Professor Emeritus, University of Canterbury, and Principal, PTL Structural Consultants, Christchurch. Email:
*Corresponding author.

Abstract: This paper explores the wood properties needed by structural engineers who are designing large span or multi-storey timber buildings. The principal wood properties required are strength, stiffness and density. Each of these are expanded on in the paper.
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