» Summer 2019 Volume 29, Number 2

J.W. Olver Design Building A Case Study of a US Mass Timber Building
Alexander Schreyer & Peggi L. Clouston

The Quality Assurance of Tulipwood Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) for “Multi-Ply”
Robert Hairstans, Wojciech Plowas, Carola Calcagno, and Mark Milne

Mass Customized Cross-Laminated Timber Elements for Building Construction
Daniel P. Hindman, Ali Memari

» Summer 2019 - Volume 29, Number 1

The Geographies of Industrialized Wood-based Construction for Mass Housing
Ivan Rupnik

Study of Vulnerability of Air Barrier Membranes and Sealant Joint Tapes Applied over Wood Sheathing Panel Joints Due to Racking Movement in Passive House Designed Residential Buildings
Ali M. Memari, Lisa D. Iulo, and Corey Griffin

Framework to Evaluate the Impact of Prefabrication of Wood-frame Structures for Low-rise Buildings
Beda Barkokebas, Aladdin Alwisy, Samer Bu Hamdan, Mohammed Sadiq Altaf, Dr. Farook Hamzeh, and Mohamed Al-Hussein

» Winter 2018 - Volume 28, Number 2

The Only FTAO Calculator You Need in Your Toolkit
Jared S. Hensley, P.E

Full-Scale Shake Table Testing of a Two-Story Mass Timber Building with Resilient Rocking Wall Lateral Systems
Dr. Shiling Pei, P.E., Hans-Erik Blomgren , P.E., S.E., P.Eng., Struct.Eng., Dr. Andre Barbosa, Dr. John W. van de Lindt, Eric McDonnell, P.E., Dr. Jeff Berman, and Dr. James Dolan, P.E.

Prototyping a Passively Self-Centering Cross-Laminated Timber Rocking Wall System: Analytical and Experimental Investigation
Marco Lo Ricco, P.E., S.E., Dr. Al Ghorbanpoor, P.E., Dr. Shiling Pei, P.E., Doug Rammer, P.E., Marshall Begel, P.E., James Bridwell, M.S., and Reid B. Zimmerman, P.E., S.E.

Improving the Accuracy of Wood Diaphragm Deflection Estimates
John W. Lawson, P.E., S.E.

» Spring 2018 - Volume 28, Number 1

Changes to the 2018 National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction and 2018 NDS Supplement: Design Values for Wood Construction
John “Buddy” Showalter, P.E., Bradford K. Douglas, P.E., and Philip Line, P.E.

Review of Revisions to Incising Factors (Ci) in the 2018 National Design Specification for Wood Construction
Dr. Jerrold E. Winandy, Dr. Jeffrey J. Morrell, and Dr. Kevin C. K. Cheung, P.E

Updated CLT Standard
Tom Williamson, P.E. and Dr. B.J. Yeh, P.E.

Changes to the 2018 Wood Frame Construction Manual
John “Buddy” Showalter, P.E., Bradford K. Douglas, P.E., and Philip Line, P.E.

» Winter 2017 - Volume 27, Number 4

Mid-Rise Construction—A Call for Best Practices
Derek A. Hodgin, P.E., RBEC, CCCA

¼ in 12 Design Slope and Water Drainage: Part 1
Scott D. Coffman, P.E., SECB

Low-Slope Roof and Deck Design Considerations to Mitigate Ponding and Water Intrusion: Part 2
Scott D. Coffman, P.E., SECB

Resources for Guidance on Mid-Rise Wood Design
Terry Malone, P.E., S.E., WoodWorks – Wood Products Council

» Fall 2017 - Volume 27, Number 3

2018 IBC and 2018 IEBC Changes Related to Wood Construction
John “Buddy” Showalter, P.E., David P. Tyree, P.E., C.B.O., and Sandra Hyde, P.E.

2018 International Residential Code Changes Related to Wood Construction
John “Buddy” Showalter, P.E., Loren Ross, P.E., and Sandra Hyde, P.E.

2018 Fire, Energy, and WUI Code Changes Related to Wood Construction .
John “Buddy” Showalter, P.E., Loren Ross, P.E., and Sam Francis, C.B.O.

» Summer 2017 - Volume 27, Number 2

Tall Wood Building Enclosures – A Race to the Top
Graham Finch, MASc, P.Eng and Brian Hubbs, P.Eng – RDH Building Science

Fire Safety of Exposed Mass Timber in High-Rise Buildings
David Barber – Arup

Dowel Laminated Timber – a New Mass Timber Product in North America
Lucas Epp, P.Eng – StructureCraft

» Spring 2017 - Volume 27, Number 1

Keeping Pace with Evolving LRFD Terminology in Design Standards
David S. Gromala, PE, Philip Line, PE, Joseph F. Murphy, PhD, Thang Dao, PhD

Do Design Adjustment Factors for Wood Affect the Computed Reliability Index: And If Not, Why Not?
David S. Gromala, PE, Philip Line, PE, Joseph F. Murphy, PhD, Kevin C.K. Cheung, PhD

Example Calculations to Derive Input Values for Reliability Analysis of Wood Products
David S. Gromala, PE, Philip Line, PE, Joseph F. Murphy, PhD, Thang Dao, PhD

Historical Approach Making a Comeback: Closed Form Equations to Determine LRFD Reliability Indices (β) and Resistance Factors (ϕ)
David S. Gromala, PE, Philip Line, PE, Joseph F. Murphy, PhD, Thang Dao, PhD

» Winter 2016 - Volume 26, Number 4

Timber Awakening in America
Gerald A. Epp

Integration of Composites in Timber Bridge Rehabilitation to
Inhibit Decay and Improve Service Life

Vijaya Gopu

From Europe With Love
Gary C. Williams

Opportunities and Limits of Timber in Construction
Alfred Teischinger

Building Systems—Constraint or Chances for Architect?
Hermann Kaufmann

» Fall 2016 - Volume 26, Number 3

2015 International Residential Code Requirements for Wood-Framed Decks
David Finkenbinder

Select Engineering Topics Related to the Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide DCA 62012 IRC Version
Buddy Showalter, Loren Ross

Guard Loads for Wood Deck Design
Erik Farrington

» Summer 2016 - Volume 26, Number 2


Inspection of Rehabilitated Decks
Glenn Mathewson

Common Deck Construction Issues From An Inspector’s Point of View
John C. Bouldin, Bruce Barker

» Spring 2016 - Volume 26, Number 1


CLT Research: Available and Accessible to North American Building Designers
Lisa Podesto, Scott Breneman

Cross Laminated Timber in the U.S.: Potential Adopter Perceptions
Maria Fernanda Laguarda Mallo, Omar Espinoza

Predicting Stiffness of CLT Beams Based on Constituent Lumber Properties
Kristopher S. M. Beagley, Joseph R. Loferski, Daniel P. Hindman, John C. Bouldin

Rolling Shear Strengths of Southern Pine Cross Laminated Timber
Mengzhe Gu, Weichiang Pang

» Fall 2015 - Volume 25, Number 3


Improvements to the Understanding of the Fire Performance of Wood Over the Past 30 Years—A Tribute to Robert Hawthorne White
Samuel L. Zelinka, Mark A. Dietenberger, Laura E. Hasburgh, Keith J. Bourne, C. R. Boardman.

Post-Fire Analysis of Solid-Sawn Heavy Timber Beams
Robert H. White, Franke E. Woeste

Fire Protection Ability of Wood Coverings
Birgit A-L Östman

Recent Advances in Fire Performance of Cross-Laminated Timber
Christian Dagenais, Lindsay Osborne

» Summer 2015 - Volume 25, Number 2


Distribution of Combustion Particles in Buildings
Martin L. King, Brad Kovar

Determining the Need for HVAC Cleaning in Restoration Work
Dan Stradford

An Examination of the Role of Vapor Pressure and Enthalpy in Drying Water-Damaged Structures Containing Wood-Based Products
Jerry Blaylock

Fundamentals of Wildland Fire Retardant Removal from Exterior Surfaces
Jeff Bishop, Cindy Linden

» Spring 2015 - Volume 25, Number 1


Evolving Design of Wood Shoring Used in Urban Search and Rescue
Dan Wheat, Michael Engelhardt, Eric Williamson, Marlon Bazan

A Tale of Two Houses: Investigation of Disproportionate Damage in 2011 Tuscaloosa, AL Tornado
David O. Prevatt, PhD PE, David B. Roueche, ME

» Summer 2014 - Volume 24, Number 2


Cyclic Testing of Unblocked Wood-Frame Wood Structural Panel Shear Walls
Philip Line, PE, Ned Waltz, PE, Tom Skaggs, PhD, PE, B. J. Yeh, Phd, PE

In-plane Racking Strength Tests of Wood-Frame Continuous Sheathed Wood Structural Panel Wall Bracing in Accordance with ICC-ES Acceptance Criteria AC269.1
Philip Line, PE, Ned Waltz, PE, Tom Skaggs, PhD, PE, Edward L. Keith, PE

In-plane Racking Strength Test of Wood-Frame Structural Fiberboard Perforated Shear Walls
Louis Wagner, Philip Line, PE, Deepak Shrestha, PE

» Spring 2014 - Volume 24, Number 1


Shallow Post and Pier Foundation Design
David R. Bohnhoff, P.E.

Below-Grade Insulation for Post-Frame Buildings. Part I. Minimizing Frost Heave
David R. Bohnhoff, P.E.

Below-Grade Insulation for Post-Frame Buildings. Part II. Minimizing Heat Transfer
David R. Bohnhoff, P.E.

Simplified Lateral Design of Post-Frame Buildings
Donald Bender, P.E., and Drew P. Mill

» Winter 2013 - Volume 23 Issue 4


Performance-Based Seismic Retrofit of Soft-Story Woodframe Buildings

Pouria Bahmani, John W. van de Lindt, Steven E. Pryor, Gary L. Mochizuki, Mikhail Gershfeld, Douglas Rammer, Jingjing Tian, Michael D. Symans

Full-Scale Testing of Soft-Story Wood-Frame Buildings with Simpson Strong-Tie Strong Frame Steel Special Moment Frame Retrofits
Steven E. Pryor, John W. van de Lindt, Pouria Bahmani

Retrofitting Soft-Story Wood-Frame Buildings with Distributed Knee-Braced Frames
Mikhail Gershfeld, Charles Chadwell, John W. van de Lindt, M. Omar Amini, Stephen Gordon

Hybrid Testing of a Soft-Story Light-Frame Wood Building With Seismic Retrofits
W Pang, X Shao, John W. van de Lindt, E Ziaei, E Jennings

Design of a Four-Story Cross Laminated Timber Building in Northern Italy
D. Vassallo, I. P. Christovasilis, M. Follesca, M. Fragiacomo

» Fall 2013 - Volume 23, Number 3


A New Design Guide for Energy Efficient Wood-Frame Building Enclosures
Jieying Wang, Ph.D. and Graham Finch, P.Eng.

Moisture in Crawl Spaces
Anton TenWolde and Samuel V. Glass, Ph.D.

Hygrothermal Simulation: A Tool for Building Envelope Design Analysis
Samuel V. Glass, Ph.D., Anton TenWolde and Samuel L. Zelinka, Ph.D.

Fastener Corrosion: A Result of Moisture Problems In the Building Envelope
Samuel L. Zelinka, Ph.D.

» Summer 2013 - Volume 23, Number 2


Wind Load Determination for Residential Decks
Garrett H. Lyman, and Donald A. Bender

Seismic Load Determination for Residential Decks
Garret H. Lyman, Donald A. Bender, J. Daniel Dolan

Deck and Porch Lateral Loading by Occupants
Brian J. Parsons, Donald A. Bender, J. Daniel Dolan, Frank E. Woeste

Lateral Load Path and Capacity of Exterior Decks
Brian J. Parsons, Donald A. Bender, J. Daniel Dolan, Robert J. Tichy, Frank E. Woeste

» Spring 2013 - Volume 23, Number 1


Preventing Falls in Construction: A Collaborative Effort to Launch a National Campaign
Christine M. Branche, Ph.D.

Residential Fall Protection Case Study—Habitat for Humanity St. Louis
Vicki Kaskutas, MHS, OTD and Kyle Hunsberger

Techniques for Building an OSHA Compliant Guardrail
E. A. McKenzie, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., and Thomas G. Bobick, Ph.D., P.E., CSP

Personal Fall Arrest System Anchors in Residential Construction
Daniel P. Hindman, Ph.D., P.E., Justin Morris, Milad Mohamadzadeh, Lori M. Koch, Joseph Angles and Tonya Smith-
Jackson, Ph.D., CPE

Observations of Truss Assembly Lifting to Decrease Fall Hazards on Roofs
Daniel P. Hindman, Ph.D., P.E. and John C. Bouldin, Jr., Ph.D

Prevention Through Design (PtD) Solutions in Wood Design and Construction
Nicholas Tymvios and John Gambatese, Ph.D., P.E.


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