The timber frame structure of the house accounts for approximately 15% of construction cost and almost all of the engineering in a house. The videos are recommended for designers seeking a further understanding of the timber 'skeleton' of the house.
The videos cover truss and wall frame industry knowledge through engineering basics tutorials which assist the designer when determining roof configurations and fixings at the design stage. They present information on structural timber, truss history and terminology and relevant building regulations. The engineering-made-easy tutorials illustrate load paths through the structure and how to deal with them to assist design efficiency.
The ratio of recent graduates to designers now employed is approximately one in six. The pressures on lecture room time and space means that fixings as a subject are not accorded the earlier concentrated effort. Contained in the same app, MiTek's 'This is how you do it' series of product training and installation tips is available for mobile devices. They provide an easy on-site installation guide for fixing LUMBERLOK and BOWMAC products in common applications and a walk through for specifiers on the subject of durability of timber connectors. Designers and other architectural staff may benefit from these one minute videos covering common fixing products.
Visit the Mitek Video page for a video selection menu with options to view on-site fixing methods for different products. This is an ideal tool for the time-poor designer and recent graduates needing to get up to speed quickly with the subject.