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Project ID TMT-SPD010/12 Rev.1 (M)
Title PREPARATION OF THE PUBLICATION "ATLAS OF TROPICAL TIMBER SPECIES - 1ST EDITION: TECHNOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND USES OF 273 TROPICAL TIMBER SPECIES (AND 17 TEMPERATE SPECIES)
Status COMPLETED
Executing agency
CIRAD Forestry Department
Summary This project aims to produce, publish and disseminate an Atlas of tropical timber species covering the information contained in the latest TROPIX software (version 7 - 2011) distributed by CIRAD ; the very first version of this software was developed in the late 1980s by CTFT (CIRAD Forestry Department) with financial support from ITTO. This new Atlas is meant to be a continuation of the three former timber Atlas covering Africa, South America, and Asia respectively, the last of these three books (on timber from South America) have been produced and published in 1988 by CTFT and ATIBT with financial support from ITTO.These three books are still in high demand among operators of the timber sector but they are partly out of print; in addition, most of the information they contain is partly obsolete and should be updated and supplemented. This Atlas will be published in French and English (TROPIX is available in these two languages). This new edition will be associated with the release of a new version of TROPIX (version 8) describing species in greater number than the current version 7 (290 total instead of the current 245) and having new technological features requested by operators in the timber sector.
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Project document F-TMT-SPD-010-12-R1-M-Project-Document.pdf
Completion report TMT-SPD-010-12-R1-M-Completion Report.pdf
Technical report(s) F-TMT-SPD-010-12-R1-M-Atlas des bois tropicaux.pdf
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Article in TFU 26/4 (page 19)
Photo gallery
  • Coconut wood roof sheating on Pinus caribaea roof stucture

    Country: New Caledonia
    Common name: Coconut Wood
    Author: Jean Gérard
    Affiliation: CIRAD

  • Indoor roof structure

    Country: Island of Réunion, France
    Common name: Cryptomeria / Sugi
    Author: Chambre de Métiers et de l'Artisanat
    Affiliation: Chambre de Métiers et de l'Artisanat

  • Ceiling of urban district hall

    Country: Perpignan, France
    Common name: Doussié / Afzelia
    Author: Olivier Lecarpentier
    Affiliation: Menuiserie Quinta

  • Restaurant next to the Fernan Vaz lagoon

    Country: Omboué, Gabon
    Common name: Idéwa
    Author: Emmanuel Groutel
    Affiliation: WALE

  • Slats cladding on the Hienghène City Hall

    Country: New Caledonia
    Common name: Caribbean Pine
    Author: Henry Séchet
    Affiliation: Scierie de Netchaot (wood processing), Les Charpentiers du Nord (implementation)

  • Indoor glue laminated indoor structure -  Sanctuaire Marial de Mvolye

    Country: Yaoundé, Cameroon
    Common name: Bilinga / Opepe
    Author: Jean Uhalde
    Affiliation: UBC

  • Footbridge of Vouvray sur le Loir

    Country: Eure et Loir, France
    Common name: Azobé / Ekki
    Author: Michel Vernay
    Affiliation: CIRAD

  • Sound abatement wall - motorway A10

    Country: Châtellerault, France
    Common name: Balau, Yellow / Bangkirai
    Author: Michael Vernay
    Affiliation: CIRAD

  • Traditional roof structure made of Basralocus (shingles in Wallaba)

    Country: Kourou, French Guiana
    Common name: Basralocus
    Author: Michael Vernay
    Affiliation: CIRAD

  • African Padauk is used to fine effect in the office building of the Ministry of Water and Forests in Libreville, Gabon

    Country: Libreville, Gabon
    Common name: African Padauk
    Author: Jean Gérard
    Affiliation: CIRAD