1.1 This specification covers the physical characteristics of round timber construction poles to be used either treated or untreated.
1.2 This test method covers basic principles for establishing recommended design stress values for round timber construction poles that are applicable to the quality described.
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1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
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