Technical Design Guides

The natural benefits of timber as an aesthetic, durable, functional and sustainable material provide designers with exciting opportunities. To maximise the design capabilities of timber it is important to consider key performance attributes and comply with regulations such as the Building Code of Australia (BCA).
TDG
WoodSolutions Technical Design Guides have been developed for architects, engineers, building designers and other building professionals.

#1 Timber-framed Construction for Townhouse Buildings Class 1a
#2 Timber-framed Construction for Multi-residential Buildings Class 2, 3 & 9
#3 Timber-framed Construction for Commercial Buildings Class 5, 6, 9a & 9b
#4 Building with timber in bushfire-prone areas
#5 Timber service life design - design guide for durability
#6 Timber-framed Construction - sacrificial timber construction joint
#7 Plywood box beam construction for detached housing
#8 Stairs, balustrades and handrails Class 1 Buildings - construction
#9 Timber flooring - design guide for installation
#10 Timber windows and doors
#11 Timber-framed systems for external noise
#12 Impact and assessment of moisture-affected, timber-framed construction
#13 Finishing timber externally
#14 Timber in Internal Design
#15 Fire Design
#17 Alternative Solution Fire Compliance, Timber Structures
#18 Alternative Solution Fire Compliance, Facades
#19 Alternative Solution Fire Compliance, Internal Linings
#20 Fire Precautions During Construction of Large Buildings
#21 Domestic Timber Deck Design
#22 Thermal Performance in Timber-framed Buildings
#23 Using Thermal Mass in Timber-framed Buildings
#24 Thermal Performance for Timber-framed Residential Construction
#25 Rethinking Construction - Consider Timber
#26 Rethinking Office Construction - Consider Timber
#27 Rethinking Apartment Building Construction - Consider Timber
#28 Rethinking Aged Care Construction - Consider Timber
#29 Rethinking Industrial Shed Construction - Consider Timber
#30 Timber Concrete Composite Floors
#31 Timber Cassette Floors
#32 Long Span Roofs - LVL Portal Frames and Trusses
#33 Quick Connect Moment Connection
#34 Timber Rivet Connection
#35 Floor Diaphragms in Timber Buildings
#36 Engineered Woods and Fabrication Specification
#37 Mid-rise Timber Buildings (Class 2, 3 and 5 Buildings)
#38 Fire Safety Design of Mid-rise Timber Buildings
#39 Robustness in Structures
#40 Building Timber-framed Houses to Resist Wind