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Course Description

This course covers the design of heavy timber construction, lamination, dams, bridges and trusses. Construct, in proper sequence, a panel roof system having hinge connectors, steel caps, beam seats, and sawn lumber roof members. Construct a truss roof system. Tie the basic knots used in rigging. Direct a crane using university recognized hand signals.

Learning Outcomes

  • The student will demonstrate the ability to locate and install bearing hangers, bridging, blocking, and bracing.
  • The student will layout and install wood columns and beams with proper post bases, post caps, and hangers.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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