Links to Resources
The Applied Technology Council (ATC) has developed a free web-based tool that finds site-specific wind speed using the GPS coordinate system. With this tool, wind speeds are interpolated to the nearest mile per hour based on the wind contours on the maps. The platform is Google Maps; and either street maps or satellite images can be used to locate a specific site. Wind speeds are provided in 3-second-peak gust speeds for the three Risk Category maps provided in ASCE 7-10 and for 10, 25, 50 and 100-year return periods. Test out the new tool by visiting www.atcouncil.org/windspeed/index.php.
This list below provides links to companies that supply fasteners, connectors, bolting, or other mechanical fastenings for wood construction.
These sites have special meaning or provide different insight to various topics.
This list below provides links to products for maintenance of wood products.
This list below provides links to information about wood and wood products.
This list below provides links to wood industry associations. Additional listings related to log homes and building performance are also provided.
These sites identify best practices for new building and renovation.
The many links listed below all relate to energy conservation, renewable resources, and green and/or sustainable building practices.
These sites provide information that is relevant to applications of building systems to residential construction. Some provide information pertaining to various topics pertaining to housing -- economic, technical, etc.