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    Author(s): George B. Harpole
    Date: 1973
    Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-279. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    The volume of lumber and plywood products used in apartment construction in California was estimated from a sample of apartments for which architectural plans were completed in 1969. Excluding wood mouldings, doors, cabinets, and shelving, an average of 4.85 board feet of lumber and 2.03 square feet (318-inch basis) of plywood per square foot of floor area were used in the 17 structures studied. The ability of wood to meet fire and seismic standards at the least cost was the factor cited most often for its use. The outlook for wood in future apartment construction will probably depend heavily on the availability and cost of wood products treated by fire retardants.

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    Harpole, George B. 1973. Lumber and plywood used in California apartment construction, 1969. Res. Note PSW-RN-279. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p

    Keywords

    apartment construction, California, wood utilization, plywood, structural lumber

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