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RE:Breyer--make sure you get the 4th Ed. Kelly Cobeen added some very useful examples regarding current LFRS practices.
I'd also get Wood Engineering & Construction Handbook by Faherty/Williamson (Ed Deikmann has some good stuff regarding shearwalls with openings.)
Chuck Utzman,P.E.
Paul Feather wrote:
I agree with Andrew's recommendation, the Breyer book is excellent.  The other publication to look at is ATC 7 "Guidelines for the design of horizontal roof diaphragms".  Very comprehensive discussion with examples and pitched diaphragms are included.
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Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 10:32 AM
Subject: wood textbooks

I am a big fan of my college textbook, Breyer, "Design of Wood Structures", 3rd Ed. Great all around wood design book I used to study for my PE and in practice designing just about anything for wood, great diaphragm info too. Probably have a newer addition as that was about 7 years ago or so. That and like someone else said AFPA/AWC puts out "THE" info on all wood design.
Andrew Kester, PE
Longwood, FL