Woodspec is a guide to wood usage and design in Ireland. The book includes principles of good practice, case studies and five comprehensive technical sections covering design guidance, detailed drawings, timber specifications, building specifications and reference material. Published by the Irish Wood Marketing Federation in 2007, the book aims to promote wood as a renewable, sustainable and versatile natural material. The publication is targeted for architects, engineers, designers, builders, woodworkers, specifiers, students and anybody with an interest in wood and woodworking.
Woodspec introduces the reader to wooden structures, structural stability, durability and preservation, fire performance and timber-based building systems. The book also explains the basic engineered wood products and wood-based panel products as well as the details of cladding, flooring, joinery, veneers, doors and windows. The illustration consists of photographs, technical diagrams and architectural detail drawings with specifications. Besides a handy list of timber building specifications, the reference material includes Irish, British and European standards and codes.
The copy in stock is in good condition. There is only some minor shelf wear and dirt on the covers.
For further details, please visit the publisher’s website at www.wood.ie.