The term ‘Lesser Known Species’ and its related variants such as ‘Lesser Utilised Species’, and ‘Under Utilised Species’ have been around for as far as we can remember. But if you ask anybody as to what constitute these so-called Lesser Known Species, you will have a different answer every time. This is because everybody has his own interpretation of what is a Lesser Known Species.
|Architectural Use Of Timber In Malaysia|
|Written by Technology Editor|
|Monday, 12 September 2011 16:10|
The Malaysian Timber Council, in its effort to promote the better and wider application of timber in general, has initiated a programme to educate the general public on the proper usage of timber. This book is part of the Council's overall effort to encourage the wider use of timber in architecture in Malaysia, by focusing on the proper usage of timber in the construction sector.
The book is divided into four sections, following the steps that architects usually follow in their project planning and implementation. Section A deals with the Schematic Design Phase, where timber and timber products are introduced. Section B follows the Design Development Phase, where the applications of timber are detailed. Section C is the Contract Documentation Phase, where the salient points for specifying timbers are listed. Section D deals with the Contract Implementation and Management Phase, where the handling and installation of timber at site is discussed.
The Malaysian Timber Council is proud to publish this book, which is the first Malaysian publicaton to systematically present all the necessary technical information on timber to allow architects to confidently work with this material. It is our hope that this book will prove useful not only to the professionals, bu also to students of architecture in Malaysia.
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