China releases new timber design standard
Wednesday 7 Feb 2018China releases new national standard for timber structure design - China has released a new design code for timber structure, which encourages industry to expand the use of wood and improve the grading system of wood strength.
The new standard, which numbered as GB50005-2017, will come into effect on August 1 this year, according to the Ministry of Housing and Urban and Rural construction. Several items* in the new standard are now compulsory and should be strictly implemented into practice, according to the ministry.
The new version has highlighted contents about the grading system of wood strength and its design specifications. It also pledges to improve the design criteria for glued timber structure and light wood structure.
The key points amended in the new version are:
* Note - Compulsory items in the new standard include items 3.1.3, 3.1.12, 4.1.6, 4.1.14, 4.3.4, 4.3.6, 7.4.11, 7.7.1, and 11.2.9.
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