TRADA's revised Wood Information Sheet, Moisture in Timber, includes new guidance on specifying moisture content.
It is available free to TRADA members, and for £6 plus postage and packing for nonmembers.
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A new Robust Detail, E-FT-3, for use in timber-framed apartment buildings, was announced in December. The Posi-Joist metal-web joist oor system combines high-strength steel webs and strength-graded structural softwood chords.
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The National Structural Steelwork Specification for Building (NSSS), - fth edition, was published on 1 January and includes revisions which anticipate the likely introduction of a European standard for the fabrication and erection of steelwork in 2008. It is available for £25, including postage and packing.