All the information, formulas, procedures, and examples that you need to design virtually any type of wood structure or structural wood componentÑthat's what you get in this indispensable, updated handbook. It includes 1997 National Design Specifications for Wood Structures and covers changes in Allowable Stress Design. Focusing on revisions in ASD methodology for timber structure design, the Handbook also provides the newest data on NDS values for timber rivets and other fasteners, reflects new industry standards in shearwalls, and shows you applications of new standards through updated examples. You get complete coverage of everything from wood properties and preliminary design considerations through the latest information on adhesives. This one-stop guide is a valuable asset that you'll refer to practically every day of your professional life.