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Notes from the Global Buyers Mission

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from Daizen News, 15 Sep 2011

On September 8, Dai talked to architects and engineers at BC Wood’s Global Buyers Mission on wood distortion. He explained the process of how and why timbers twist as well as how to manage and even prevent that twist.

He covered the mechanics of twist (in beam, below) and shear (in pegs, below). Finally, Dai compared the price of kiln-dried timber to that of gluelam, to inform choices for optimal size and length in timber frame design. Of course, he showed plenty of example projects.

The talk went well; by their comments afterwards, the audience seemed to enjoy this vital information.

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