COST E55 - Design for Robustness of Timber Structures

Publication date: 2011
Action: E55

This guideline was prepared within the COST Action E55 “Modelling of the performance of timber structures” WG3 “Robustness of Structures”. The main objective of the Action is to provide the basic framework and knowledge required for the efficient ans sustainable use of timber as a structural and building material. Focus is directed on the aspects of design, construction, assessment and maintenance of competitive and high performance timber structures. The Action mainly considers high performance structures where the load-bearing capacity is of predominant interest; for example, structures such as timber bridges, large-span halls and roofs, and also load-bearing elements of other types of timber structures.