Design Technology for Wood Materials in Housing


  • Robert J. Hoyle


We stand at the threshold of a venture in housing technology that our best skills and efforts could hardly have produced if they had been applied to the task. Housing needs present a situation demanding the skillful use of wood materials and wood technologists. To meet this challenge, the author proposes a modernization of the technology of wood design and an educational program to introduce the new technology to the home manufacturer, building official, and building materials manufacturer.

Such a sweeping change will serve the consuming public more than it can possibly benefit industry. It justifies public sponsorship. As a society, we cannot afford to let wood capitulate its natural position as the leading residential building material, for our own good as people and as resource managers.






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