Timber from Architecture Perspective

Shaaz Bazmi, Ar.Nitesh Dogne


The word timber is taken from an old English word ‘timbrian’ which means ‘to build’. Hence, timber is a wood which is used as a structural material for construction and it is also used as carpentry or for other engineering works. The wood is the most valuable material for the construction purposes since it has several valuable properties like low heat conductivity, relative high strength, small bulk density etc. So due to it is high demand, we found acute shortage of this valuable material. Hence, there is a need to properly use this material and suitable alternatives should be found to counter the availability of wood. So in this paper, we are going to discuss various other aspects of timber in brief.

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