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4elte Reig4a Savage 5&ected

7.A, 3rtd Vice Pei44dent


C. Robert Abele, AIA, who was
elected 3rd Vice President of FAA
at the Annual Convention, last
November 1963 has regretfully sub-
mitted his resignation effective July
18, 1964. This action was prompted
by the decision of his firm Herbert H.
Johnson & Associates to establish an
office in Washington, D. C. and
which Abele will manage.
Everyone was indeed sorry to learn
of Bob Abele's resignation as he has
served FAA and his Florida South
Chapter with distinction. Bob will be
missed and at the same time we wish
him luck in his new home and assign-
ment.
The Board of Directors of FAA,
meeting in regular session on July
18th at the George Washington Hotel
in Jacksonville, unanimously elected


Herbert R. Savage, AIA the new 3rd
Vice President and to complete the
unexpired term of Bob Abele.
Savage is widely known in South
Florida for his civic and fraternal
activities as well as for outstanding
architectural design. He is currently
on the architectural staff of Deltona
Corporation. He was recently appoint-
ed by Governor Bryant to represent
the 4th Congressional District on the
Florida Development Commission.
Savage is also a member of Metro's
Citizens Advisory Committee for
Urban Renewal, and has served as
chairman of Miami's Control Board.
He is a past president of the Miami
Jaycees, of the Florida South Chapter
of AIA and of the Coconut Grove
Rotary Club.


Verna S4e5a1n Le aves F4


As we go to press, it is learned that
Verna Shaub Sherman will be leaving
the Florida Association of Architects.
This terminates a long and fruitful
relationship during a period of rapid
development and expansion of activi-
ties for the Association.
Verna's relationship with the Flor-
ida Association of Architects began
when the late Roger W. Sherman was
commissioned to produce the official
publication of the Association in
1954. Both Verna and Roger left the
Miami Daily News and worked as a
team developing the Bulletin, a bro-
chure with circulation 100, into The
Florida Architect.
In 1956 when Roger Sherman be-


came the Executive Secretary for the
Association, Verna became his execu-
tive assistant. In that capacity she
was in charge of the administrative
office and convention activities. To
Verna Sherman can be accredited the
remarkable development of FAA An-
nual Conventions. It was Verna who
organized the technical education pro-
grams through appliance and product
exhibits at our conventions and co-
ordinated the professional program
with the social functions. Many mem-
bers of FAA are indebted to her for
the enrichment received annually at
these conventions.
When Roger resigned as Executive
Director, Verna took over as Execu-


tive Secretary of The Florida Associ-
ation of Architects and, at Roger's
death, as acting-editor of The Florida
Architect. Many FAA officers and
members will cherish fond memories
of this period of hard work, long
hours and comradery.
It is not known whether Verna
plans a European trip or to efficiently
manage some other organization's af-
fairs, but wherever she goes, what-
ever she does, the members of FAA
wish her good health, good luck, and
happiness. The Florida Association of
Architects shall always be indebted to
Verna Shaub Sherman for her long
and effective service and shall always
be grateful.






































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In 7i 9ssue ---
New FAA Third Vice President Elected .

Verna Sherman Leaves FAA . .

Forest Products and Architecture
New Lumber Standards . . .


Laminated Timber Construction . .
By Frank J. Hanrahan

Wood Construction's Resistance . .
By Joseph L. Leitzinger, P.E. and
Dean E. Mathews, Jr., P.E.

Product Development and Quality Contro
By T. J. Luddy


. 2nd Cover


. 2nd Cover


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Advertisers' Index . . .


The Sanford W. Goin Architectural Scholarship Fund .


FAA OFFICERS 1964
Roy M. Pooley, Jr., President, 809 Bert Rd., Jacksonville
William T. Arnett, First V.-Pres., University of Florida, Gainesville
Richard B. Rogers, Second V.-President, 511 No. Mills Street, Orlando
Herbert R. Savage, Third V.-President, 2975 Coral Way, Miami
H. Leslie Walker, Secretary, 3420 W. John F. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa
James Deen, Treasurer, 7500 Red Road, South Miami
DIRECTORS
BROWARD COUNTY: Thor Amlie, Robert G. Jahelka; DAYTONA BEACH:
David A. Leete; FLORIDA CENTRAL: Richard E. Jessen, Frank E. McLane,
William J. Webber; FLORIDA GULF COAST: Frank F. Smith, Jr., Sidney R.
Wilkinson; FLORIDA NORTH: Thomas Larrick, James T. Lendrum; FLORIDA
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Hartman, Jr.; FLORIDA SOUTH: John 0. Grimshaw, Herbert R. Savage, Earl
M. Starnes; JACKSONVILLE: A. Robert Broadfoot, C. A. Ellingham, Walter B.
Schultz; MID-FLORIDA: Fred G. Owles, Jr., Joseph N. Williams; PALM
BEACH: C. Ellis Duncan, Kenneth Jacobson, Hilliard T. Smith, Jr.
Director, Florida Region American Institute of Architects
Robert H. Levison, 425 South Garden Avenue, Clearwater, Florida
Executive Director, Florida Association of Architects
Fotis N. Karousatos, 3730 S. W. 8th Street, Coral Gables, Florida

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE
H. Samuel Krusi, FAIA, Chairman; Wm. T. Arnett, Fred W. Bucky, Jr.,
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THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT, Official Journal of
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NUMBER 81964


THE FLORIDA ARCHITECT


. 23-26


. 28


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Lumber Standards


Results of the standards referendum
present a clear-cut mandate to the
Department of Commerce to promul-
gate the new size and quality stand-
ards. There can be no further doubt
that the changes have the support of
those who must decide whether to
specify wood or some other material.
Thus commented William H.
Scheick, executive director of the
American Institute of Architects,
spokesman for nearly 16,000 registered
architects in the U.S., after the Com-
merce Department on June 30 re-
leased the results of a referendum
conducted earlier this year to deter-
mine the acceptability of the proposed
new standards for softwood lumber.
To lumber producers, distributors,
users, specifiers and related groups,
the Commerce Department last April
mailed some 16,100 ballots in an ef-
fort to settle the standards issue. The
agency received an unusually high re-
turn. Nineteen per cent, or 3,079 per-
sons, responded, despite the concern
of many that the standards ballots
were needlessly complicated and in-
volved. The last time there was a
change in lumber standards, in 1953,
it was based on fewer than 100 replies
out of about 3,000 persons queried-
only a three per cent return.
Agreeing with Scheick's analysis of
the 1964 referendum results were
spokesmen for the nation's home
builders, home manufacturers, carpen-
ters and lumbermen.
William Blackfield, president of the
National Association of Home Build-
ers with 40,000 members, said: Clear-
ly, the lumber industry and those who
use its products have taken a stand in
favor of new standards which, in home
building alone, would cut costs sub-
stantially for builder and buyer.
A representative of the 800,000-
member United Brotherhood of Car-
penters and Joiners of America sug-
gested that "the outcome of the
standards referendum gives the Com-
merce Department the reason it needs
to promulgate the new standards with
all deliberate speed."
AUGUST, 1964


From J. A. Reidelbach, Jr., execu-
tive vice president of the Home Man-
ufacturers Association, came this pre-
diction: Results of the referendum
should destroy completely the road-
blocks thrown up by those who would
prevent the lumber industry from pro-
viding a precision-engineered product.
Mortimer B. Doyle, executive vice
president of the National Lumber
Manufacturers Association, a pioneer
supporter of the proposed new stand-
ards, said the results prove that the
lumber industry has strong support for
its efforts to market a better product.
Recalling that his industry became
involved in standards revision because
of "persistent urging from architects,
specifiers, home builders and others
classifiable as consumers, including
representatives of the federal govern-
ment," Doyle added:
It is particularly significant that
these consumer groups are so solidly
backing the proposed changes and
have voted as high as 93 per cent for
their adoption.
With the production of the domes-
tic industry voting 81 per cent in
favor of the standards and with 93
per cent of the specifiers, designers
and related groups registering similar
support, the Department of Com-
merce now knows that producers and
consumers were right in demanding a
change in the present standard.
Here is unmistakable evidence that
the lumber industry and its most im-
portant customers want superior wood
products, competitive in every way
with other building materials.
Housing and Urban Affairs Daily,
influential publication in the build-
ing field, noted: "The results were
analyzed (by Commerce) in every
way imaginable except a general sum-
mary to indicate whether the vote
was favorable or unfavorable-but to
most laymen (among reporters pres-
ent) it appears favorable."
The AIA's Bob Piper, architect rep-
resentative on the American Lumber
Standards Committee which drafted
the proposed revisions and forwarded
them to the Commerce Department


for action a year ago this August,
stood steadfastly behind the recom-
mended revisions despite repeated at-
tacks by opponents of the standards.
And in a delegation which called
on Commerce Secretary Luther Hodg-
es in person last January, to urge that
he put the standards into effect in
time for benefits to be realized during
the 1964 home building season, no
one was more outspoken than the
AIA's Bill Scheick, who stressed:
Architects, Mr. Secretary, are de-
signers. We deal with many mater-
ials and we always find it desirable to
reduce to a minimum, dimensional
variations or other properties in all
materials and product which are ex-
pected to be standardized. This not
only saves the designer's time but it
is very important when basic materials
become a part of components or other
standardized building units where di-
mensional standardization is vital.
What is the outlook for the embat-
tled standards as of today? At the
time this article was written (mid-
July), their fate was anybody's guess.
Despite the clear-cut mandate"
signed by architects and others in-
volved in lumber production, specifi-
cation and use, the Commerce De-
partment announced it would delay,
probably until mid-August, a decision
on whether to allow the standards to
become effective. That decision, Com-
merce insisted, must await (1) com-
pletion of economic and technical an-
alyses now under way and (2) review
of the entire statistical tabulation to
determine whether there is consensus
among producers, distributors and
users of lumber.
Also pending at this writing was
the possibility of hearings on the
standards issue by a House Small Busi-
ness subcommittee headed by Rep.
James Roosevelt (D-Calif.), whose
constituents include the small minor-
ity of green lumber producers and
distributors representing the principal
opposition to the standards.
Whereas formerly it had been cus-
tomary for green lumber to be sized
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Laminated


Timber Construction

By FRANK J. HANRAHAN
Executive Vice President,
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As we see all around us, due to
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This article gives some pointers on
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concerned, satisfaction instead of
headaches.

For architects, engineers and con-
tractors, structural glued laminated
timber is a familiar and reliable prod-
uct. In one sense, there is nothing
new about glued laminated timber. It
is still basically the sound structural
system introduced into the United
States almost 1/3 of a century ago.
Yet on the other hand, each year has
seen new imaginative applications and
refinements in design methods, man-
ufacturing procedures, distribution
patterns, and construction.
Since just 12 years ago, when the
American Institute of Timber Con-
struction was founded, the capacity of
the industry has multiplied several
times. This phenomenal growth is due
to the versatility and satisfactory per-
formance of the product.
Advantages
Architects like to design with struc-
tural glued laminated timber because
of the many advantages it offers. The
ability of the laminator to provide al-
most any shape or form required per-
mits the architect a design freedom
found in no other material. The archi-
tect can express or create almost any
attitude he desires at relatively low
cost.
Structural glued laminated timbers
are fabricated from smaller pieces of
lumber which are seasoned prior to
fabrication. Thus, there is freedom
from the major checking and season-
ing defects which are frequently asso-
AUGUST, 1964


ciated with large solid wood members.
Modern laminating techniques per-
mit the better distribution of the
natural growth characteristics which
occur in lumber and the locating of
higher grade lumber at points of
higher stress. Bonding of the lamin-
ations by means of strong, durable
adhesives results in members which
are stronger than solid wood members
of the same size.
The natural beauty and warmth of
wood combine with its functional as-
pects to permit the structural frame to
become part of the interior decor of
the structure. The innumerable possi-
bilities for architectural effects and
color schemes further enhance the use
of laminated timbers in all types of
structures.
A low ratio of weight to allowable
stress permits reduced costs of con-
struction by reducing required found-
ation sizes and by reducing erection
time and equipment requirements.
Ease of working with ordinary car-
pentry tools further reduces costs.
Time and experience have proven
that because of the large sizes of the
members, heavy timber construction
has excellent fire resistive qualities and
performance records in actual fires.
This is reflected in model building
codes where, in most cases, heavy tim-
ber construction is permitted on a
comparable basis to oie-hour fire re-
sistance rated constructions. An im-
portant point to remember is that it is
how well a structure performs in a fire,
rather than the composition of the
materials used, that is the important
criterion by which to judge the fire
safety of the structure.
Basically, the structural glued lam-
inated timber industry is a custom
product industry. This means that the
architect may specify the product to


fit his design and does not necessarily
have to design to fit mass produced
products. Normally, a custom built
product is expensive; however, custom
built structural glued laminated tim-
ber, when properly designed, is ordi-
narily competitive costwise with other
structural framing systems. As with
any product, improper use or speci-
fication can increase first costs and
subsequent maintenance costs. It is in
this area that the architect can save
his client appreciable money.
Design Considerations for Economy
The basic design principles for wood
as given in National Design Specifica-
tion for Stress-Grade Lumber and Its
Fastenings apply to structural glued
laminated timber. These principles are
further amplified in Timber Construc-
tion Standards, AITC 100, published
by the American Institute of Timber
Construction. To further assist archi-
tects and engineers, AITC is now
completing work on a Timber Con-
struction Manual. This publication, a
handbook similar to the AISC Steel
Manual, will give detailed design pro-
cedures plus design examples for the
most common structural shapes and
forms in addition to many helpful
tables and charts.
Wood has performed remarkably
well for centuries, even under abuse
and adverse conditions. For the most
satisfactory performance and the least
maintenance, however, design consid-
eration should be given to certain
basic points with regard to durability.

Flat Roofs
The increasing use of flat roofs has
lead to many abuses of structural ma-
terials including heavy timber. The
principal problem has been with roof
structures where insufficient roof
drainage has been provided. This,
(Continued on Page 10)






Laminated . .
(Continued from Page 9)
coupled with a misunderstanding of
the functions of camber, have created
situations where entire roofs have col-
lapsed due to ponded rain water.
There have been cases where archi-
tects refused to permit camber be-
cause they wanted the roof dead level,
with the following results: the beams
deflected under their own weight, rain
pondcd in the depressed roof area; the
rain load caused increased deflection,
permitting additional rain to pond;
this continued in a chain reaction
manner until failure occurred. Proper
camber or stiffer beam design could
have prevented such failures. It should
be pointed out that such failures have
occurred largely in areas where dead
loads are high in relation to design
live loads.
To prevent such "chain reaction"
failures, AITC has adopted the follow-
ing recommendations for roof beams:
Minimum roof beam camber shall
be 1-1/2 times the dead load deflec-
tion. This minimum camber will pro-
duce a near level member under the
dead load alone after plastic deforma-
tion has occurred. Additional camber
is usually provided to improve appear-
ance and/or provide necessary roof
drainage. Excessive camber should be
avoided. A he/rc there is the potential
for accidental water ponding which
may cause excessive loads and addi-
tional and progressive deflection, roof
beams shall have a positive slope to-
ward the drain of at least /4 inch per
foot of horizontal distance between
the level of the drain and the high
point of the roof in addition to the
minimum camber. Where pools of


AITC PHOTO
Bakery and garage with long span glued laminated beams.


water can accumulate near the mid-
span of simple beams, the beams shall
be designed with such stiffness that a
5-pound per square foot load does not
cause more than 1/2 inch deflection.
For continuous or cantilevered beams,
the deflection due to the 5-pound per
square foot load shall be checked as a
balanced or unbalanced load, which-
ever produces the more critical condi-
tion. The effect of the deflection of
the purlins and roof system shall also
be taken into account in deflection
calculations. Adequate drainage shall
be provided to prevent the accumula-
tion of water in the vicinity of the
drain due to a sudden heavy down-
pour.
Specifications
After reviewing many architects'
specifications for structural glued lami-
nated timber, AITC prepared Guide
Specifications for Structural Glued
Laminated Timber, for the guidance
of specification writers. This guide
specification, while brief, is complete


and covers all alternatives which
might be selected by an architect. It
has been designed so that the architect
may copy it directly into his specifica-
tions in order that he can be assured
of a quality product at minimum cost.
Fabrication and Quality Control
Examination of the guide specifica-
tion will indicate that principal reli-
ance for receiving quality laminated
members is placed on U. S. Commer-
cial Standard CS 253-63 for Structural
Glued Laminated Timber. This Stan-
dard, under development for over four
years, was officially promulgated as a
Commercial Standard by the U. S.
Department of Commerce in 1963. It
is unusual in that in order to establish
a sound minimum level of quality for
the product, it sets forth in detail the
necessary minimum requirements for
the laminating procedure, quality con-
trol and the laminator's personnel,
procedures and facilities. Also, the
Standard requires that any structural
(Continued on Page 28)


Automobile show room of laminated wood construction. Architect: John Randall McDonald, A.I.A.
AITC PHOTO


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4ak44&a SEarthu4ae Repot One...


Wood Construction's Resistance

By Joseph L. Leitzinger, P.E.
Dean E. Mathews, Jr., P.E.
American Plywood Association


Good Friday, 1964, began in An-
chorage, Alaska, just as it had in
many previous years, but before that
day ended one of the severest earth-
quakes ever recorded was history.
The lessons learned from this earth-
quake, 4,000 air miles from Florida,
hold much significance to Florida
architects. Why-because the earth-
qirakes of the West have much in
common with the hurricanes of the
East, and structures which exhibit
superior resistance to quake forces also
possess superior resistance to hurricane
forces.
A look at why wood structures per-
formed superbly in the Alaska earth-
quake is, therefore, important to
Florida architects to help assure the
best possible hurricane resistance in
southern costal construction.
The Alaskan Qu. ke
As reports from Alaska came in
during that Easter weekend, it became
obvious that this had been no ordi-
nary tremor. It was clear that struc-
tures had been subjected to tremen-
dous forces. These forces gave the
quake a rating of 10 on the Mercalli
intensity scale. On this intensity scale,
which is based on observations in a
specific area, the maximum is 12. On
the Richter- Gutenburg logarithmic
scale, the quake registered 8.6 on a
maximum of 8.9-truly a quake of
gigantic proportions.

Joe Leitzinger is a registered engi-
neer in Washington and Michigan.
He was the senior member of the
American Plywood Association's Alas-
kan investigation team. A civil engi-
neering graduate of Pennsylvania State
University in 1952, he has been with
the plywood Association since 1956.
Dean Matthews, is a registered en-
gineer and architect in Washington
state. He is a 1957 University of
Kansas architectural engineering grad-
uate and joined the Association in
1960.
AUGUST, 1964


Of particular interest was the low
loss of life in Anchorage. The metro-
politan population of Anchorage is
102,000, but only nine persons were
killed. However, in Skoplje, Yugo-
slavia, a city of 200,000 nearly
1,050 people were killed in an earth-
quake in 1963.
The investigation team of the
American Plywood Association, flown
to Alaska only hours after the quake,
attributes the low mortality in An-
chorage mainly to the city's modern
building code. Alaskan methods of
construction cannot be overlooked
either. Most of the modern homes in
the city were built with plywood roof
sheathing, wall sheathing, and sub-
flooring; and many of the light com-
mercial structures in the city incor-
porate plywood shear walls and floor
diaphragms.
The Anchorage building code re-
quires structures be designed for Zone
3 seismic forces, the highest seismic
classification of the Uniform Code.
As Florida building codes must reckon
with some of the highest wind veloc-
ities in the country, 120 miles per
hour at 30 feet in certain areas (see


figure 1) they have something in
common with the Anchorage code.
To contend with wind pressures of
hurricane force, the Southern Building
Code prescribes special design wind
pressures for Coastal areas, and the
South Florida Code requires design
pressures of about 45 psf for walls
of enclosed buildings 20 to 30 feet
high. These codes also emphasize that
systems must be designed and con-
structed to transmit wind forces to
the ground-a key requirement for
both wind and earthquake forces as
connections between various struc-
tural elements are of paramount im-
portance.
The plywood Association team and
representatives from other agencies
found that buildings constructed of
wood withstood the earthquake ex-
tremely well. This successful resist-
ance to lateral forces can be attributed
to the natural resiliency of wood con-
struction and the inherently good
connections of lumber and plywood
structures. According to engineers of
the U. S. Forest Products Laboratory,
fasteners such as nails and bolts help
a structure act as a unit under such
forces yet provide enough yield to
(Continued on Page 12)


Fig. 1 Wind Pressures in the United States.






Earthquake ...
(Continued from Page 11)

absorb the racking and shear stresses
induced by vibrations.
Other types of construction such as
slab and block construction did not
fare so well. In many of these build-
ings structural parts were not well
fastened, and the buildings fell apart
under the shaking forces of the quake.
Performance of wood construction
in the Alaska quake amplified indica-
tions in earlier earthquakes. In the
Kern County, California, earthquake
of 1952, wood structures also per-
formed well. For example, a two-story
masonry lodge hall was almost com-
pletely wrecked, but a board and bat-
ten wooden hotel across the street
was not damaged. Thus, Pacific Fire
Rating Bureau's best classification for
freedom from damage has long been
assigned to wood frame structures
which are less than 3,000 square feet
in area and three stories in height and
where particular consideration has not
been given lateral forces.
The experiences of wood and ply-
wood structures in earthquakes can
be compared to the experiences of
plywood buildings during hurricanes.
In 1962 a Florida structural engineer
reported that a plywood bungalow
had skidded approximately 200 feet
during Hurricane Donna. However,
this structure which utilized plywood
floors, siding, roof sheathing, and in-
terior finish was not significantly dam-
aged; and one-half the doors and
windows remained easily operable.
The engineer also cited the frequent
nail connections of the large plywood
sheets to the structural frame as con-
tributing to the structure's remarkable
performance.

Earthquake Damage
The Alaska quake was the first
occasion to observe construction util-
izing structural softwood plywood and
modern building methods in an area
that was served by an up-to-date
building code. It was readily observed
that plywood walls, floors and roofs
functioned as a structural diaphragm
as earlier laboratory tests and calcula-
tions had predicted. The original work
on plywood diaphragms was con-
ducted at the plywood Association's
laboratories in Tacoma, with the co-
operation of the Oregon Forest Prod-


ucts Laboratory, and the assistance
of the Structural Engineers Associ-
ation of California.
Plywood's role in diaphragm con-
struction stems from its unique com-
binations of properties--high shear
strength, good nail-bearing capabili-
ties, large panel size, shock resistance,
lightweight and dimensional stability.
figure 2 shows how plywood dia-
phragms function in resisting shear,
much as the web of an I-beam. A
structure utilizing diaphragm as struc-
tural elements, oriented either hori-
zontally, as in a roof diaphragm, or


vertically as in a shear wall, functions
as a complete unit in resisting forces
from any direction.
As may be noted from figure 3, the
wind forces acting on a building from
without can be resisted by diaphragm
construction in the same manner as
earthquake forces generated from the
mass of the structure are resisted.
(See figure 4.) Once the forces are
established, the design of the struc-
tural elements to resist these lateral
forces is computed in the same man-
ner.
(Continued on Page 27)


Fig. 2 The plywood functions in resisting shearing forces in a manner similar to
the web of a beam while the wall plates act as flanges in restisting bending forces.


Fig. 3 Distribution of wind forces
showing application of external wind load
and resisting roof diagram and shear
walls.


'Side wall.

Fig. 4 Distribution of earthquake
forces showing internal generation of
load from the mass of the structure and
resisting roof diagram and shear walls.


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Product Development

and

Quality Control


A reputable manufacturer will take
steps to insure that his product is
thoroughly engineered from its incep-
tion to the point where it comes off
the assembly line. Further, if that
manufacturer is at all interested in
increasing his markets, he will see to
it that quality control is exercised over
his entire production. Actually, for
there to be 100% performance, a
product must be engineered beyond
the production line for there are many
products that "check out" on the
drawingboard only to fail later in the
field. This failure in most cases is
due to the product itself but, fre-
quently, it comes through improper
application or simply because the re-
quirement concept was wrong from
the beginning.

In the development of new pro-
ducts and structural systems, the
opinions and evaluations of architects,
engineers and builders are valuable
inasmuch as it is they who specify
and use who usually are the ones
most vitally affected by how a product
performs. A "blue sky" product can
often look very promising on the
drawingboard or as visualized by the
starry eyed inventor with an eye on
future untapped markets, but such a
product does not always prove to be
practical because it may have been
unrealistically designed without "the
specific need" in mind. The old adage
"Necessity is the mother of inven-
tion" continues to be workable for,
very definitely, the best ideas and pro-
ducts do usually arise out of a need.

A good example of "designing for
need" is found in the development
of several new products recently added
to the line of structural wood fasten-
ings manufactured by Timber Engine-
ering Company (TECO). The latter
part of 1963, TECO was asked to
develop a fastening device that would
AUGUST, 1964


permit the attachment of a 2x4 wood
member to a steel lally column. The
2x4 was designed for use as a "rail"
for a wood "waffle fence" to shield
apartment units from lights of pass-
ing cars. In this particular instance
there was a fastening problem that
could not be fully answered by exist-
ing products. Other devices then avail-
able might have sufficed but there
would not have been the performance
envisioned by the architect. Given a
clear statement of the problem,
TECO's product development sec-
tion designed and tested a prototype
fastener and had an answer in the
hands of the architect inside of a
week. A good part of the success in
the development of this product was
due to there being a uncluttered defi-
nition of the fastening need.
It was out of a wood industry need
that TECO developed its new con-
cealed fastener for use with prefin-
ished siding. Designed to completely
eliminate face nailing, the device
is expected to make a major contri-
bution to the marketing of wood sid-
ing. Consisting of a series of com-
bination teeth and retaining tabs
mounted on a /2" wide, 51" long
strip, the fastener eliminates the pos-
sibility of moisture entrapment be-
hind the siding by providing an auto-


matic vent space between each sid-
ing course. Application procedures
developed by TECO engineers call for
the fastener strip to be nailed verti-
cally at stud locations either over
sheathing or direct to the stud. Siding
courses are then easily positioned
against the retaining tabs and over
the teeth. The tabs provide automatic
alignment, thus guaranteeing the pre-
scribed one-inch overlap. With a
white rubber hammer being used to
prevent damage to the paint film,
the siding is tapped into place against
the teeth of the fastener. Upon entry,
the teeth spread and anchor the sid-
ing solidly.
TECO first embarked on the sid-
ing fastener project three years ago
at the request of a special lumber
industry committee on paints and
finishes. At the time initial steps were
being taken by certain producers to
develop the market for siding to be
prefinished in the mill under quality
control conditions. Recognizing an
opportunity to, in effect, "carry qual-
ity control to the job site" through
the use of mill finished material,
TECO welcomed the assignment and
started to work. A fruition of the
firm's efforts came in late 1963 when
The Pacific Lumber Company an-
(Continued on Page 18)


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(Continued from Page 17)
nounced the marketing of its factory
prefinished PALCO redwood siding
using the TECO fastening system.
The outlook of Timber Engineer-
ing Company is unique in that, as
an affiliate of National Lumber Manu-
facturers Association, the firm has as
its basic objective to effect the im-
proved and increased use of wood
products in major fields of interest
to the lumber industry. Through the
years since its founding in 1933, the
firm's services to the lumber and
wood using industries have been many
and varied. The first assignment of
the company: development, manufac-
ture and distribution of mechanical
fasteners for more efficient joining of
wood structural members, was the
beginning of the Structural Wood
Fasteners and Components Division.
TECO has developed a wide line of
such products, including framing an-
chors, joist hangers, truss connectors,
post anchors and floor bridging and
plywood supports.
Continuing need for testing, devel-
opment and design work in support
of the structural fastener activities
and an awareness of the growing need
for basic and applied research facilities
for the wood industries, led to the
establishment of TECO's Wood Re-
search Laboratory in 1943. In the
years of its operation, the laboratory
made major contributions in the de-
volopment and advancement of wood
products, their manufacture and
proper use. In 1958, following exten-
sive research on behalf of several ply-
wood producers, TECO was asked
to establish and operate a quality con-
trol program at four plywood mills.
The following year, when independent
certification of plywood was made
mandatory in the Commercial Stand-
ards, TECO extended the service to
other interested plywood manufac-
turers.
The TECO program today, essen-
tially unchanged from its original con-
cept in 1958, is an intensive, com-
prehensive system based on contin-
uous observation of the production
process during a substantial portion
of the production time coupled with
frequent sampling and on-the-spot
testing. It is a system which effectively
combines quality control and inde-
pendent certification.
At each of the twenty mills under


Prefinished siding is hammered on TECO
concealel fastener with rubber hammer.
certification, TECO assigns a trained,
experienced plywood technician. He
works forty or more hours per week
in this one mill, inspecting and ob-
serving the production process, per-
forming in-line quality control, sampl-
ing production and testing in TECO
facilities at the plant, check-grading,
instructing plant personnel and con-
sulting with and reporting to plant
management frequently on all matters
concerning quality. Testing in the


mill has the obvious advantage of
shortening the time span in determ-
ining glue line quality.
Shortly after the merits of the pro-
gram were evidenced, the company
extended quality control and certifi-
cation services to manufacturers of
particleboard. A total of nine plants
producing approximately one-third of
the nation's output are under TECO
certification. In addition, three manu-
facturers of structural glued-laminated
products for building and industrial
uses empoly the firm's quality control
and certification services.
TECO sponsored research and en-
gineering have been the springboard
for major developments and provide
a firm base for improvement and in-
creased use of wood products. The
present day activities of the company,
namely, the development and market-
ing of new products and systems and
the performance of independent qual-
ity control and certification services in
the manufacture of wood products
continue to serve this objective. The
wood products industries and the
users of wood products are the major
benefactors.


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Lumber Standards . .
(Continued from Page 7)
larger than dry, to compensate for fu-
ture shrinkage, the war effort gener-
ated such demands upon the industry
that producers and users alike were
willing-indeed, found it necessary-
to overlook such matters as the rela-
tive size of green and dry lumber
after seasoning occurred in place.
This situation continued not only
for the duration of World War II but
throughout the postwar period-until
finally, in August 1963, the American
Lumber Standards Committee, repre-
senting principal producer-distributor-
user groups, managed to reach near-
unanimous agreement on proposed
size and quality changes designed to
yield a better product and, once again,
require that green and dry lumber be
surfaced to sizes providing, as nearly
as possible, the same dimensions in
service.
As part of this action, the Ameri-
can Lumber Standards Committee de-
cided that-for the fist time on an
industry wide basis lumber sizes
should be tied to a specific moisture
content. The ALSC proposed that a
2 x 4, for example, be 1-1/2 x 3-5/8
inches at a maximum moisture con-
tent of 19 per cent (15 per cent aver-
age), instead of ignoring the question
of moisture content as do the present
standards. Since the size of any given
piece of lumber depends on the mois-
ture it contains, standards that carry
no moisture provision are virtually
meaningless.
The proposed new dimensions for
seasoned and unseasoned stock also
would result in precisely engineered
dimension lumber having efficient and
easily understood structural values.
Architects would be able to plan
with precision and accommodate the
close tolerance demanded by today's
modular units for component con-
struction.
Moreover, the new standards would
cut home building costs by up to $100
million annually, according to the esti-
mates of a House 6 Home-sponsored
roundtable discussion among archi-
tects, builders, lumbermen and other
construction specialists.
With such an impressive array of
advantages commending the new size
standards, it is difficult to understand
how Commerce officials can justify,
even to themselves, withholding ap-


proval of the proposed revisions at
this late date.
Somehow, architects, lumbermen,
home buyers and others who stand to
benefit significantly must find a way
to make their voices heard in the
higher councils of government which
purport to represent the best interests
of the people but judging by the
delay and uncertainty surrounding
promulgation of the new lumber
standards sometimes fail to meet
that lofty goal.


LATE NEWS FLASH
July 24, 1964
Secretary of Commerce Luther H.
Hodges today announced that the
Department is returning the proposed
revision of the American Lumber
Standard for Softwood Lumber to the
American Lumber Standards Commit-
tee.
The Secretary stated that analysis
of the responses from producers, dis-
tributors, and users of lumber dem-
onstrates that there is no general con-
currence in favor of the proposed re-
vision. The Department had previous-
ly stated that it would issue the lum-


ber proposal as a voluntary standard
only if it had wide industry support
and in addition was determined to
be in the total national interest.
Mortiner B. Doyle, executive vice
president of the National Lumber
Manufacturers Association, challenged
the grounds cited by Commerce Sec-
retary Hodges to support his return
of the standard proposal to the Amer-
ican Lumber Standards Committee.
"Despite Secretary Hodges' state-
ment that 'there is no general con-
currence in favor of the proposed re-
vision,' consumer groups, such as spe-
cifiers and designers, voted as high
as 93 per cent for adoption, while
producers representing 81 per cent of
domestic output supported the chang-
es," Doyle pointed out. He added:
"Even accepting the raw percent-
ages based upon the inclusion of such
diverse groups as broom handle and
casket manufacturers who were in-
cluded by Commerce mandate, the 60
per cent voting for the change indi-
cated a significant dissatisfaction with
the present standard and warrants
public examination of the economic
and technical analysis which Secretary
Hodges indicates were not considered
in reaching his decision . "


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A Medical Building For The Practice of Internal Medicine

.Sarasota, Florida


Architects, A.I.A.
Frank Folsom Smith & Associates


Associate
James B. Holliday


Job Captain
Kenneth Warriner


A deed restriction requiring brick masonry has directed the
architects toward this quite solution, which only a few months
after its completion has acquired a rather timeless quality.
Its strength is in its proportion and the articulation of the
interior spaces through the exterior form. The program of oak
planting started by the owners has stimulated several neighbors
to follow suit. The architects hope that this building and
another under construction by their firm across the street will
begin to develop a neighborhood feeling through sympathetic
usage of materials and landscaping in this medical community
near the hospital.


AUGUST, 1964











These offices for the medical practice of two outstanding young
internists were designed to accommodate a third associate when
growth demands, by the enclosure of the south garden as a con-
sultation room. Each doctor's suite, consisting of his consultation
and examining rooms, is served by a corridor modulated by skylit,
recessed entries. The service and work facilities form a utility
backbone available to all occupants.

The walls of a future building designed for the north half of the
property define an entry walk giving equal importance to the
approaches from the parking space and the street.

The bricks of the cavity bearing walls are wood moulded and
comprise the major architectural surface inside and out. The
remainder of the walls are plaster or walnut panelling. Ceilings
are acoustical plasted except for wood panelling where dropped.
Carpeting on all floors is in natural, undyed wools except service
areas floored with heather brown quarry tile. Hot and chilled
water is piped to individual fan coil units for climate control of
each space.


Waiting Room


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Earthquake...
(Continued from Page 12)
A Department of Commerce report
summarizes the need to tie the struc-
ture together in their statement, De-
sign details as well as workmanship
were definitely inferior in the great
majority of damage cases. Here again
the inherent advantages of plywood
and wood frame construction are evi-
dent since general construction tech-
niques normally used form connec-
tions which tie the various diaphragm
elements together.
These inherent advantages are a
particularly important point in resi-
dential construction where a struc-
tural analysis of the roofs and walls
to apportion lateral forces is not
normally performed. However, the
recommended nailing practices and
common construction techniques pro-
vide a structure with built-in resist-
ance to the forces of hurricanes and
earthquakes.

Lessons from the Alaska Earthquake
(1) Low rise buildings of wood frame
construction provide inherently
good resistance to lateral forces.


(2) Attention to connections between
structural diaphragm elements
such as floors and walls are par-
ticularly important.
(3) To assure maximum performance
against lateral forces, special at-
tention should be given locations
where openings occur near the
corners of the building as the
rigidity of walls is appreciably
reduced in these locations.
(4) Nails are extremely efficient shear
connectors. A common nail con-
nection cushions and absorbs
shock forces preventing major
damage.
(5) Modern tough building codes,
by requiring sound construction
practices, are important in keep-
ing loss of life to a minimum.
(6) Good field supervision of design
and building code requirements is
essential in order to reduce dam-
age and loss of life to a minimum.
It is strikingly evident that good
design using materials resistant to
lateral forces, such as produced by
earthquakes or hurricanes can greatly
reduce damage.


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Laminated ...
(Continued from Page 10)
glued laminated timber certified as
conforming to it be produced by a
laminator who has been qualified by
and receives periodic unannounced in-
spections by a qualified central inspec-
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AITC has such an agency in its In-
spection Bureau. The AITC Inspec-
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who have passed the qualification tests
and continue to meet all the require-
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As architectural awards and articles
on structures indicate, both imagin-
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designing more and more in structural
glued laminated timber.


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Alger-Sullivan Company .6

Blumcraft of Pittsburgh .8

Dwyer Products of Florida, Inc. 18

Florida Foundry and
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Florida Gas Transmission . 19

Florida Home Heating Institute 2

Florida Investor Owned
Electric Utilities . 14-15

Florida Natural Gas
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General Portland Cement Co.
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Maintenance Materials, Inc. 22

Merry Brothers Brick and
Tile Company . . 1

Reflectal Corporation . 21

Robbins Manufacturing
Company . . . 20

Southern Bell Tel. & Tel. Co. 27

Superior Fireplace Company 3

F. Graham Williams Co. . 28

Weis-Fricker Mahogany
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Is a serent bit of realism-sunlight fil-
tering through an old arbor with clambering
vines and a glimpse of the garden beyond.
Dark tree trunks and pale branches are
feathered against the blue sky, with high-
lights' reflected in the deeper blue of a
Swide-mouthed jug.
A former state president of New York's
mw National League of American Pen Women,
S Mrs. Clarke is by profession a writer-
turned-painter. She did editorial work, was
Contributing editor of POETRY WORLD,
Si F'- and authored two books of poetry before
SS taking up a brush and palette. She studied
.. with Long Island water-colorist George Is-
chamber, and worked in oils with Dorothy
SBedell. Choosing marines and still-lifes as
Vu at" her preferred subjects, the artist has re-
.. ceived blue-ribbon recognition for her work
in both northern and southern art circles.
For several years she was director of "The
Little Gallery" in Baldwin, N. Y., and is currently a member of the Nassau Art League, National Arts Club,
and Florida Gulf Coast Art Center.
Framed in warm-toned wood an inch wide, the painting Mrs. Clarke has donated for the Sanford Goin
Architectural Scholarship Fund is predominantly in earth tones of varying greens and browns, with the
blue accents of sky and jug. Its overall size is 161/2 by 22/2 inches.
Valued at $35, minimum bids will start at $12.50.
Deadline for bid entries is August 28, and all bids should be mailed to Mrs. Edmund MacCollin, 1480
Sunset Point Road, Clearwater, Florida. A bank reference is requested with each bid but no checks should
be sent until the winner is notified.





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50th

Golden

Anniversary

Convention

This will be a dynamic program ... promi-
nent speakers . First Annual Florida
Craftsman Award . Product Exhibits
... revitalized President's Reception ..
other gala affairs . ladies' activities ...
Plan now to attend ... Celebrate the 50th
year of the Florida Association of Archi-
tects . and bring the whole chapter
with you ... !


1964 GEORGE WASHINGTON HOTEL, JACKSONVILLE




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