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January 23, 2018

China: New national standard to allow more wood to be used in the construction industry

China: New national standard to allow more wood to be used in the construction industry
China has released a new design code for timber structure, which encourages industry to expand the use of wood and improve the grading system of wood strength.    The new standard, coded GB50005-2017, will come into effect on August 1 this year, according to the Ministry of Housing and Urban and Rural construction.    The new version highlights some compulsory new standards as well as mentions the grading system of wood strength and its design specifications. It also aims to improve the design criteria for glue-laminated timber and light wooden structures.  ...

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