5. HEAVY TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION. Chapter 5 Heavy Timber Frame Construction. 5.1 INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING FRAMES. Wood beams have been used to span roofs and floors of buildings from the beginning of civilization
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Heavy Timber Frame Construction
Why so Little Timber Construction Today?
Concrete & Steel (late 1800s)
Advantages over Timber
Light Wood Framing (mid 1800s)
Fasteners available @ reasonable price
* Lighter structure * Used less material * Quicker to erect * More economical
Where/when is timber construction typically used today?