The Development Of Reliability Based Durability Design Methods For Timber Structures

The Development Of Reliability Based Durability Design Methods For Timber Structures

As the human race strives to achieve a balance between the quality of our life on earth and the sustainability of that existence, the wise use of our earth’s resources is becoming increasingly important. In particular the use of our limited vegetative resources to create structures necessary for human survival, requires on going improvement to ensure that structures of maximum utility are achieved through the efficient utilisation of these resources. The ability of structures made from timber products to with stands the many environmental agents that can reduce a structure’s utility, is one aspect of that improvement process and is the subject of this report.