Timber Engineering Reference – Codes & Standards

Main national and international standards for the design of timber structures.

NOTE: Check with the issuing agencies for the applicable standard and latest release – “latest releases” in this list may be outdated. Please inform me of inaccuracies, changes and updates.

General standards search:


Europe:

Europe (international):

prEN 1995 – “Design of Timber Structures”
Latest Release: 1993 (Re-released by national standard institutes together with National Application Documents, release dates may vary)
Issuing Agency: CEN
Ordering: Check respective European national standards issuing agencies or above link

France:

NF P21 – “Structures en bois”
Latest Release:
Issuing Agency: Association Francaise de Normalisation
Ordering: Association Francaise de Normalisation

Germany:

DIN 1052 – “Entwurf, Berechnung und Bemessung von Holzbauwerken – Allgemeine Bemessungsregeln und Bemessungsregeln f?r den Hochbau”
Latest Release: August 2004
Issuing Agency: Deutsches Institut f?r Normung (DIN), Normenausschuss Bau (NABau)
Ordering: Beuth Verlag, Berlin

UK:

BS 5268 – “Structural use of timber”
Latest Release: 2001
Issuing Agency: British Standards International (BSI)
Ordering: BS Online

Americas:

Canada:

CSA 086 – “Engineering Design in Wood (Limit States Design), Structures (Design)”
Latest Release: 2001
Issuing Agency: Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Ordering: Canadian Standards Association, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada (or included in the Wood Design Manual from the CWC)

USA:

NDS – “National Design Specification for Wood Construction”
Latest Release: 2005 (now contains ASD and LRFD specifications)
Issuing Agency: American Wood Council (AWC)
Ordering: American Wood Council (AWC), Washington, DC

LRFD – “Load and Resistance Factor Design for Engineered Wood Construction”
Latest Release: 1996
Issuing Agency: American Wood Council (AWC)
Ordering: American Wood Council (AWC), Washington, DC

WFCM – “Wood Frame Construction Manual for One- and Two-Family Dwellings”
Latest Release: 2001
Issuing Agency: American Wood Council (AWC)
Ordering: American Wood Council (AWC), Washington, DC

Asia:

Japan:

“Standard for Structural Design of Timber Structures”
Latest Release: 2002
Issuing Agency: Architectural Institute of Japan
Ordering: Architectural Institute of Japan

Australia/Oceania:

Australia:

AS 1684.1 to .4 – “Residential Timber-Framed Construction”
Latest Release: 1999
Issuing Agency: Standards Australia
Ordering: Standards Australia

AS 1720.1 to .4 – “Timber Structures”
Latest Release: 1997 (Amendment 2 – 2000)
Issuing Agency: Standards Australia
Ordering: Standards Australia

New Zealand:

NZS 3603 – “Timber Structures”
Latest Release: 1993
Issuing Agency: Standards New Zealand
Ordering: Standards New Zealand

NZS 3604 – “Timber Framed Buildings”
Latest Release: 1999
Issuing Agency: Standards New Zealand
Ordering: Standards New Zealand

Africa:

South Africa:

SANS 10163 / SABS 0163 – “The structural use of timber”
Latest Release: 2003
Issuing Agency: Standards South Africa
Ordering: Standards South Africa


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