Timber Frame Engineering: An Introduction
Even the most simple timber frame structures require careful attention to basic engineering principles. Gain insight into how to design like a timber-framer but think like an engineer in this introductory course. Starting with a basic overview of how to determine the forces one can expect a traditional timber frame structure to see over the course of its lifetime, the course focus will transition into sizing individual timber beams, as well as basic joinery and connection design for common bent-style timber frames. Experience in design or fabrication of timber frames is not required, but basic math skills will be handy.
You will need the following tools for this class:
- calculator that you know how to use
- pencils and paper
Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.