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Where can I find information on log structures?


1. International Codes Council
ICC Consensus Committeeon Log Structures (IS-LOG): Information on the development of the ICC Standard on Design, Construction and Performance of Log Structures (ICC-400).

ICC Headquarters
5203 Leesburg Pike
Suite 600Falls Church, VA 22041
Phone: (888) ICC-SAFE (422-7233)
Fax: (703) 379-1546
Website:http://www.iccsafe.org/

2. Log Homes Council
National Association of Home Builders
1201 15th Street
Washington, D.C 20005
Phone: (800) 368-5242, ext. 8576
Fax: (202) 266-8141
Email:efulton@nahb.com
Website:http://www.loghomes.org

All Log Home Council members must participate in a monitored Log Grading Program.

Their technical consultant is:
Mr. Rob Pickett
Rob Pickett & Associates
PO Box 490
Hartland, VT 05048-0490
Phone: (802) 436-1325
Fax: (803) 436-1325
E-mail:robpickett@vermontel.net
Website:http://robpickettandassoc.com/

3.Visual Stress Grading of Wall Logs and Sawn Round Timbers Used in Log Structures, by Edwin J. Burke, Ph.D., Univ. of Montana, Wood Design Focus, Vol. 14, No. 1. Abstract: This article explains the need for and the history and process of stress grading logs used in construction of log structures and offers practical information for engineers, architects, and code officials working with this type of construction system. For ordering information, visithttp://www.forestprod.org/
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Dr. Edwin J. Burke
Professor of Wood Science
University of Montana
School of Forestry; Wood Science Associates
2617 Garland Drive
Missoula, MT 59803
Phone: (406) 251-4325
Fax: (406) 251-6189
E-mail:eburke@bigsky.net

4.ASTM Standard D3957-90(1996)e1 Standard Practices for Establishing Stress Grades for Structural Members Used in Log Buildingsdistinguishes between two types of sawn or machined timbers with different grading rules for each. Sawn Round Timbers and Wall Logs are defined. For more information, visithttp://www.astm.org/

5. International Log Builders Association
PO Box 775
Lumby, British Columbia V0E 2G0 Canada
Phone: (250) 547-8776
Fax: (250) 547-8775
Toll-free: (800) 532-2900
E-mail:info@logassociation.org
Website:http://www.logassociation.org

ILBA has a document on their website that is primarily a construction guide.

6. Timber Products Inspection
1641 Sigman Road
Conyers, GA 30012
Phone: (770) 922-8000
Fax: (770) 922-1290
E-mail:jrobison@tpinspection.com
Website:http://www.tpinspection.com

TP developed and now provides a nationwide grading and grade stamping program to log home manufacturers.

7. Forest Products Society
Wood Design Focus
Volume 14, No. 1 - Log Structures
2801 Marshall Court
Madison, WI 53705-2295
Phone: (608) 231-1361
Fax: (608) 231-2152
Website:http://www.forestprod.org/
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8.Investigation of Old Faithful Inn Log Shearwalls
Barry Snyder
November 25, 2003
Montana State University
Professional Paper
Advisor: Dan VanLuchene
E-mail:DanV@ce.montana.edu

9.How Log Buildings Resist Lateral Loads, by Tom Hahney, P.E.
International Log Builders Association
Log Building News #32
PO Box 775
Lumby, British Columbia V0E 2G0 Canada
Phone: (250) 547-8776
Fax: (250) 547-8775
Toll-free: 1-800-532-2900
E-mail:info@logassociation.org
Website:http://www.logassociation.org

10.Testing of Lateral Resistance of Handcrafted Log Walls - Phase I and II
Forintek Canada Corp. by Dr. Marjan Popovski
Project No. 3512/3512A
2665 East Mall
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V6T 1W5
Phone: (604) 224-3221
Fax: (604) 222-5690
Website:https://fpinnovations.ca/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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