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    Author(s): David W. Green; Roland Hernandez
    Date: 1998
    Source: Proceedings of the Forest Products Study Group workshop : held at the Forest Products Society annual meeting, June 23, 1998, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. [Madison, Wis.] : Forest Products Society, c2000.:p. 3-16 : ill., map.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Description

    The system of model building codes and voluntary product standards used in the United States for structural lumber and engineered wood products can appear complicated and confusing to those introduced to it for the first time. This paper is a discussion of the various types of structural wood products commonly used in U.S. residential and commercial construction and the system of building codes and product and performance standards that help regulate the quality and use of these products.

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    Citation

    Green, David W.; Hernandez, Roland. 1998. Codes and standards for structural wood products and their use in the United States. Proceedings of the Forest Products Study Group workshop : held at the Forest Products Society annual meeting, June 23, 1998, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. [Madison, Wis.] : Forest Products Society, c2000.:p. 3-16 : ill., map.

    Keywords

    Wood products, Structural timbers, Building construction, Building timbers, Standards, Quality controls

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