The Mechanical Properties of Wood
by Samuel J. Record
This book was written primarily for students of forestry to whom a knowledge of the technical properties of wood is essential. The mechanics involved is reduced to the simplest terms and without reference to higher mathematics, with which the students rarely are familiar. The intention throughout has been to avoid all unnecessarily technical language and descriptions, thereby making the subject-matter readily available to every one interested in wood.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
A comprehensive summary of rules and guidelines for the proper construction of wood frame buildings. The book includes information on various types of construction, framing systems, fire and draftstopping, protection against decay, etc.
by Richard Bergman, et al. - Forest Products Laboratory
This handbook is intended to serve as a primary reference on the use of wood in a variety of applications -- from general construction to use of wood for decorative purposes. It provides a source of information on the various properties of wood.
by Tony Wayne
This text discusses some of the principles involved in the design of a roller coaster. It is intended for the middle or high school teacher, and physics students. Many of the concepts can be applied to topics other than roller coasters.
- National Academies Press
Unintended events resulting in injury, project delays and traffic disruptions can occur and have occurred during bridge demolition activities. This synthesis report assists in better understanding how to reduce risk associated with bridge demolition.