ASTM D7989 - Standard Practice for Demonstrating Equivalent In-Plane Lateral Seismic Performance to Wood-Frame Shear Walls Sheathed with Wood Structural Panels
July 1, 2018 - ASTM

This practice establishes a method for alternative shear wall systems to compare seismic equivalency parameters (SEP) derived from cyclic in-plane racking tests to performance targets derived from tests of light-frame shear walls constructed with wood structural panel (WSP) sheathing...

August 1, 2016 - NAVY

NOTE: This guide specification covers framing, grounds, nailers, blocking, and sheathing of light wooden structures and includes the use of preassembled components and plastic lumber. Wood finished flooring, trim, millwork, siding, heavy timber work, custom woodwork, and finish...

Delivering sustainable, low energy housing with softwood timber frame
January 1, 2015 - BRE

Introduction The origins of modern timber-framing methods Many modern timber-framing methods have their roots in the balloon frame, which was invented in Chicago in 1833. The balloon frame, a product of the industrial age, was made highly economical by the advent of the...

DS/ISO 13784-1 - Reaction to fire test for sandwich panel building systems - Part 1: Small room test
March 11, 2014 - DS

ISO 13784-1:2014 specifies a method of test for determining the reaction to fire behaviour of sandwich panel building systems, and the resulting flame spread on or within the sandwich panel building construction, when exposed to heat from a simulated internal fire with flames impinging directly on...

DS/EN 846-6 - Methods of test for ancillary components for masonry - Part 6: Determination of tensile and compressive load capacity and load displacement characteristics of wall ties (single end test)
October 3, 2012 - DS

This European Standard specifies a method for determining the tensile and compressive load capacity and load displacement characteristics of wall ties screwed, nailed, grouted or otherwise attached to frame elements or to inner leaf materials. The test is intended for ties for...

January 1, 2012 - AWC

These span tables for joists and rafters are calculated on the basis of a series of modulus of elasticity (E) and bending design values (Fb). Additionally, compression perpendicular to grain design values (Fc��) are included as a consideration for selection of joists and rafters. The range of...

ASTM F2832 - Standard Guide for Accelerated Corrosion Testing for Mechanical Fasteners
February 1, 2011 - ASTM

This guide covers test procedures for performing accelerated tests to evaluate relative corrosion resistance of various coatings applied to mechanical fasteners. Corrosion mechanisms such as general and crevice corrosion may be evaluated with this method. Test duration may be selected to achieve...

Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal
January 1, 2011 - MCGRAW

When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a-kind method to raise more than $400 million -and now, for the first time, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation. Whether...

DS/EN 14566 - Mechanical fasteners for gypsum plasterboard systems - Definitions, requirements and test methods
September 30, 2009 - DS

This European Standard specifies the characteristics and performance of mechanical fasteners, including nails, screws and staples, intended to be used for the fixing of gypsum plasterboard, gypsum boards with fibrous reinforcement, products from secondary processing and suitable ancillary...

APA EWS Y250 - EWS Data File: Shear Transfer at Engineered Wood Floors
September 1, 1999 - APA

Diaphragm perimeter nailing and transfer of shear wall forces from the walls above in to the foundation/wall framing below