Strength grading of solid timber – overcoming some common misconceptions ∙ 2 hours/

Organiser: BM TRADA

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18 April, 2024




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In this two-hour webinar, Nick Clifford, Senior Timber Frame Consultant, BM TRADA, and Dan Ridley-Ellis, Edinburgh Napier University, will cover:

  • – Purpose of strength grading
  • – How strength of timber is determined
  • – the three properties of timber called the ‘grade determining properties’
  • – What is strength grading
  • – Methods of strength grading and which is better
  • – Types of machines in machine grading
  • – Strength grades and strength classes
  • – Dry or wet graded and Service classes
  • – Marking (stamps)
  • – Sizes and processing – can one resize structurally graded timber?
  • – Which timbers can we strength grade and the practicalities
  • – Factors affecting strength of timber
  • – Principles of visual strength grading
  • – Brief look at standards and some end-use strength grading.

This event will not require you to participate with video and audio. However, questions submitted during the webinar will be answered in the panel Q&A at the end of the session. Please note: This webinar will not be available as a recording.


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