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Sustainable use of wood in construction

Author: Jim Coulson
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom : Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
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"There is a great deal of innovation in the use of wood in construction, from impressive modern buildings to new construction products that reduce build times and improve building performance. As a renewable resource with proven low embodied energy, wood is both an environmentally responsible and a highly practical choice as a construction material. However, forest management practices vary throughout the world:  Read more...
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Coulson, Jim (James C.).
Sustainable use of wood in construction.
Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014
(DLC) 2014022932
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Coulson
ISBN: 9781118539668 1118539664
OCLC Number: 880557740
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 192 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface Acknowledgements 1 Some Things You Should Know About Wood, Trees and Forests 1.1 Some basic information on how trees grow 1.2 Basic tree types --
softwoods and hardwoods 1.3 The properties of timbers 1.4 Different forests and tree types 1.5 Rate of growth 1.6 Natural forests 1.7 Managed forests: Conifers 1.8 Managed forests: Broadleaves 2 The Concept of Being 'Sustainable' 2.1 Being sustainable: A definition and a target 2.2 What can we do to help? 2.3 Using the forest resource: The economic argument 2.4 Legal harvesting 2.5 The Timber Trade Federation: Introducing its responsible purchasing policy 3 Voluntary Timber Certification Schemes 3.1 Some further details on the RPP 3.2 Checking legality --
I: The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 3.3 Checking legality --
II: FLEGT 3.4 Going beyond FLEGT: MYTLAS 3.5 Checking legality --
III: Other 'legality' certification schemes 3.6 Checking sustainability: Chain of Custody Certification 3.7 FSC and PEFC as Chain of Custody Certifiers 3.8 Other Chain of Custody Certification bodies 3.9 UKWAS 3.10 Third-party assurance 3.11 How Chain of Custody schemes operate 4 The UK Government and European Regulations: Legally Trading in World Timbers 4.1 Checking up on the checkers: The role of CPET 4.2 CPET's help with legality and sustainability requirements 4.3 Legality and sustainability: The UK government's definitions 4.4 Legal timber sources --
the UK government's definition 4.5 Sustainable timber sources --
the UK government's definition 4.6 Category A and Category B --
'Proof of Compliance' 4.7 Current and future supplies of certified timber 4.8 The EUTR: Europe's new and compulsory 'timber legality scheme' 4.9 The meaning of 'due diligence' 4.10 Satisfying the EUTR 4.11 Who actually needs to obey the EUTR? 4.12 The 'first placer on the market' 4.13 CE marking and the CPR 4.14 CITES: What exactly is it? 5 Specifying Sustainable Timber for any Project: Some Important Dos and Don'ts; With a Bit More About Wood 5.1 Using wood in a sustainable way 5.2 The government's Timber Procurement Policy (TPP): A brief reminder 5.3 Certificates 5.4 What if I can't get the timber I want? 5.5 The use of recycled timber 5.6 Insisting on a particular Chain of Custody 'brand' for your certified timber 5.7 Deciding which wood to use 5.8 Some of wood's other characteristics 6 Some Principal Softwoods Used in Construction in the UK: With Their Main Properties and Sustainability Credentials 7 A Selection of Hardwoods Used in the UK: With Their Main Properties and Sustainability Credentials 8 Re-use of Timber and Wood Products: The Carbon Cycle, End of Life Disposal and Biomass 8.1 The true 'carbon cycle' 8.2 End of life disposal of timber and wood-based products 8.3 Recycled timber 8.4 Disposal of timber in landfill 8.5 Burning wood: Fossil fuels versus biomass 8.6 Biomass 9 Energy Considerations and Construction Materials 9.1 Embodied energy 9.2 Cradle to grave analysis 9.3 Cradle to cradle 9.4 BREEAM Appendix 1 Terms, Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in this Book Appendix 2 Timber and Wood Products: Some Helpful Organisations Index.
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