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Canadian Regulations on Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8520
Author
Schorr, Diane
Gosselin, Mathieu
Date
February 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Schorr, Diane
Gosselin, Mathieu
Date
February 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
3 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Composites
Emissions
Formaldehyde
Regulations
Wood products
Series Number
WP InfoNote 2022 N1 E
Language
English
Abstract
The Canadian government published a new regulation on the formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products which prohibits the import, sale or offer for sale of composite wood products that emit formaldehyde beyond established limits. The new law will come into force on January 7, 2023.
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Detection of phytophthora pathogens in wood products using genomics, part two

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8569
Author
Dale, Angela
Kus, Stacey
Date
March 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Dale, Angela
Kus, Stacey
Date
March 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
13 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Pathogens
Testing
Tolerance
Preservatives
Wood
Wood products
Series Number
Techncial Reports TR 2022 N 13
Language
English
Abstract
Pathogen detection and identification have been vastly improved with advances in genomics; however, knowledge gaps remain around efficacy and use in wood commodities, especially in regulatory settings. In part one of this project, we compared detection efficacy of different methods on common export and import forest products. In-situ detection was more sensitive than traditional isolation, with 100% detection rates for some methods. However, there were several false positives in control samples. False positive detection of quarantine pathogens on wood products could be a serious problem in trade. The goal of part two of this project was to determine the cause of the false positives. In addition, we continued to compare detection methods by looking at point of care detection with a portable qPCR system and using RNA assays to test pathogen viability. False positives were likely due to DNA contamination persisting through the various wood processing steps. These results confirm the need for additional confirmation of pathogen presence or viability after a positive DNA test. RNA assays failed to detect pathogen presence in most samples. Further testing is needed to determine optimal RNA extraction conditions to provide meaningful results. Point of care detection using portable tools was comparable to laboratory methods and would provide a useful tool for pre-screening commodities for the presence of quarantine pathogens.
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Performance of midply shear wall

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8570
Author
Ni, Chun
Dagenais, Christian
Qian, Cheng
Hu, Lin
Date
January 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Ni, Chun
Dagenais, Christian
Qian, Cheng
Hu, Lin
Date
January 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)
Performance
Building construction
Building materials
Seismic
Shear walls
Standards
Series Number
WP InfoNote 2022 N.2
Language
English
Abstract
A number of test series have been conducted at FPInnovations to evaluate the lateral resistance, fire resistance, and acoustic performance of the new Midply shear wall configuration. The results showed that the seismic force modification factors prescribed in the NBCC can be used, along with the enhanced lateral strength and stiffness. Moreover, with some minor design considerations, it was found that the new Midply with the resilient channels and insulation materials in both sides of the wall and both cavities can provide at least 1 hour of fire-resistance rating and provide at least an ASTC of 47.
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Rendement d'un mur de refend midply

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8571
Author
Ni, Chun
Dagenais, Christian
Qian, Cheng
Hu, Lin
Date
Janvier 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Ni, Chun
Dagenais, Christian
Qian, Cheng
Hu, Lin
Date
Janvier 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)
Performance
Building construction
Building materials
Seismic
Shear walls
Standards
Series Number
WP InfoNote 2022 N.2
Language
French
Abstract
Un certain nombre de séries d'essais ont été réalisées à FPInnovations pour évaluer la résistance latérale, la résistance au feu et la performance acoustique de la nouvelle configuration de mur de contreventement Midply. Les résultats ont montré que les facteurs de modification de la force sismique prescrits dans le CNBC peuvent être utilisés, avec une résistance et une rigidité latérales améliorées. De plus, avec quelques considérations de conception mineures, il a été constaté que le nouveau mur de refend Midply avec les profilés souples et les matériaux d’isolation des deux côtés du mur et dans les deux cavités peut fournir au moins une heure de degré de résistance au feu et un ITSA d’au moins 47.
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In-situ identification of wood inhabiting microorganisms

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8580
Author
Dale, Angela
Kus, Stacey
Date
March 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Dale, Angela
Kus, Stacey
Date
March 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
16 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Genetic
Micro organisms
Wood
Wood products
Series Number
Techncial Reports TR 2022 N 15
Language
English
Abstract
To improve the accessibility of genomics for the identification of wood inhabiting microorganisms to FPInnovations’ members, we compared three different methods for metabarcoding on environmental DNA (eDNA): cloning with first generation Sanger sequencing, amplicon metabarcoding with second generation Illumina sequencing, and lastly amplicon metabarcoding with third generation, long read sequencing with the portable MinION. We looked at costs for each method, speed, and difficulty. Illumina metabarcoding was the most economically feasible method. Cloning was difficult, being prone to failure and requiring extensive trouble shooting to complete. Illumina metabarcoding must be outsourced which can take more time for project completion; however, little in-house troubleshooting is necessary. Third generation sequencing is an attractive alternative for routine analysis. It is rapid, low-cost, and takes little up-front capital for start-up. However, it may not be feasible if used infrequently given the time required to learn the technology and the rapid expiration of unused flow cells. For occasional projects, it is recommended to outsource amplicon metabarcoding to a facility that sequences either with second or third generation sequencers, including data analysis.
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Modelling of R22+ wood-frame walls. Model validation with experimental measurements

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8632
Author
Holcroft, Neal
Date
April 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Holcroft, Neal
Date
April 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
112 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Wood frame
Performance
British Columbia
Climate
Environment
Series Number
Technical Report TR 2022 N 17
Language
English
Abstract
The overall objective of this study is to provide information to building design practitioners that will help to improve accuracy of hygrothermal models and enable them to better use these models to predict the durability and thermal performance of wood-based building envelopes. To achieve this, hygrothermal models using WUFI Pro software are validated with experimental data obtained from five wood-frame wall assemblies, with different insulation and vapour control strategies, exposed to the climatic conditions of Vancouver from October 2018 to May 2020. This exercise provides a set of model input parameters that the practitioner can use to assess similar structures exposed to similar environmental conditions. Sensitivity analysis is conducted on the model input parameters to establish which are the most important in obtaining a good fit to experimental measurements, and therefore accurate prediction of assembly performance. There is also discussion on limitations of the hygrothermal model.
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Technical guide for the design and construction of tall wood buildings in Canada

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8639
Author
Karacabeyli, Erol
Lum, Conroy
Date
April 2022
Material Type
guide
manual
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Karacabeyli, Erol
Lum, Conroy
Contributor
Canadian Wood Council (CWC)
Date
April 2022
Material Type
guide
manual
Physical Description
683 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Building construction
Design
Wood frame
Series Number
Special Publication SP-543E
Language
English
ISBN
9780864886101
Abstract
The definitive guide for the mass timber design and construction of tall buildings has been updated to align with changes to national codes and standards. It builds on 12-storey mass timber gravity systems as an Acceptable Solution in the 2020 edition of the National Building Code, and targets supporting Alternative Solutions that will enable wood to be used beyond 12 storeys.
To download the book, go to: https://web.fpinnovations.ca/tallwood/
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Calculating structural fire resistance of wood-frame assemblies

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8672
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Chorlton, Bronwyn
Chen, Zhiyong
Date
March 2022
Material Type
InfoNote
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Chorlton, Bronwyn
Chen, Zhiyong
Date
March 2022
Material Type
InfoNote
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Fire protection
Structural design
Standards
Wood construction
Language
English
Abstract
This InfoNote summarizes the verification and validation that the current design requirements of Annex B of CSA O86 can also be applied to small framing members used in unprotected and protected lightweight wood-frame assemblies, e.g., walls and floors. With minor editorial changes, the scope of application of Annex B of CSA O86 could include all wood and wood-based products listed in CSA O86, regardless of their original and residual dimensions.
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Expanding wood use towards 2025. Developing design guidelines to prevent failure of self-tapping screw due to wetting, year 2

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8691
Author
Khan, Mehsam Tanzim
Ni, Chun
Date
March 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Khan, Mehsam Tanzim
Ni, Chun
Date
March 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
94 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Fasteners
Performance
Building construction
Building materials
Series Number
Expanding wood use towards 2025
Language
English
Abstract
Originally developed in Europe, self-tapping screws (STS) have become the proprietary fastener of choice in recently built mass timber buildings in North America. STS offers some advantages over other types of fasteners, such as (a) installation of STS inside wood members is easier as it does not require pre-drilling of holes inside members, (b) the yield moment, torsional strength and tensile strength of STS is comparatively high as the material forming the screw is usually hardened after rolling the thread, (c) the stiffness of the resulting connection is higher and the chances of slipping are less (Frese and Blass, 2009), and (d) STS with long threaded lengths makes it feasible for use in large structural members, e.g., mass timber products. Recently, issues have been raised on failures of STS due to shrinkage and swelling of wood products resulting from moisture content changes, particularly during construction in the coastal climates. Failures of STS have been reported by structural engineers and contractors of several mass timber projects in NA. This has greatly increased the liability of practitioners involved in mass timber construction. This project will investigate the material properties of several types of mass timber products and self-tapping screws. These material properties will be used in an analytical and numerical prediction model to describe the behaviour of self-tapping screws in mass timber products under moisture content variation.
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Près de 6,7 M$ pour accélérer le virage numérique

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8718
Author
Le Monde Forestier
Date
29 Mai 2022
Material Type
Reprint
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Le Monde Forestier
Date
29 Mai 2022
Material Type
Reprint
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Language
French
Abstract
FPInnovations dans la presse. Voir le Monde Forestier: http://www.lemondeforestier.ca/pres-de-67-m-pour-accelerer-le-virage-numerique/
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FPInnovations pushes wood as solution to climate goals, affordable housing

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8832
Author
Hixson, Russell
Date
2022
Material Type
Article
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Hixson, Russell
Date
2022
Material Type
Article
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Building construction
Carbon
Climate
Construction
News
Wood construction
Series Number
Journal reprint; 2022
Language
English
Abstract
This article in the Journal of Commerce highlights FPInnovations Sustainable Construction spotlight series. Experts at FPInnovations believe using wood technology could play a major role in helping Canada meet its climate goals. This article may be accessed on the Journal of Commerce's website: https://canada.constructconnect.com/joc/news/resource/2022/06/fp-innovations-pushes-wood-as-solution-to-climate-goals-affordable-housing The full FPInnovations In the Spotlight series can be accessed at: https://web.fpinnovations.ca/in-the-spotlight-sustainable-construction/
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Panel manufacturing, products and services

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9150
Author
Martel, Tommy
Date
June 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Martel, Tommy
Date
June 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Subject
Products and Services (P&S)
Composite panels
Manufacturing
Lamination
Testing
Series Number
Pamphlet ; 2022
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Over the years, FPInnovations has developed a wide range of expertise in all aspects of composite panels manufacturing. Process optimization and evaluation of adhesives are integral to our research program. As a result, our customers can benefit from our expertise and experience in these areas.
Abstract
Au fil des années, FPInnovations a su développer une expertise des plus variées en lien avec tout ce qui se rapporte à la fabrication de panneaux composites en bois. L’optimisation des procédés et l’évaluation des adhésifs font partie intégrante de notre programme de recherche. Par conséquent, nos clients peuvent bénéficier de l’expertise et de l’expérience qui y sont développées.
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Fabrication de panneau, produits et services

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9151
Author
Martel, Tommy
Date
Juin 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Martel, Tommy
Date
Juin 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Subject
Products and Services (P&S)
Composite panels
Manufacturing
Lamination
Testing
Series Number
Pamphlet ; 2022
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
Over the years, FPInnovations has developed a wide range of expertise in all aspects of composite panels manufacturing. Process optimization and evaluation of adhesives are integral to our research program. As a result, our customers can benefit from our expertise and experience in these areas.
Abstract
Au fil des années, FPInnovations a su développer une expertise des plus variées en lien avec tout ce qui se rapporte à la fabrication de panneaux composites en bois. L’optimisation des procédés et l’évaluation des adhésifs font partie intégrante de notre programme de recherche. Par conséquent, nos clients peuvent bénéficier de l’expertise et de l’expérience qui y sont développées.
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Essais de performance des lames de plancher, produits et services

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9152
Author
Martel, Tommy
Date
Juin 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Martel, Tommy
Date
Juin 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Subject
Products and Services (P&S)
Flooring
Floors
Resistance
Resistivity
Lamination
Delamination
Friction
Thermal analysis
Series Number
Pamphlet ; 2022
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
Over the years, FPInnovations has developed a solid expertise in the characterization and manufacturing process of solid and engineered wood flooring. In collaboration with the industry's leading manufacturers, our team has developed test methods to evaluate the performance of various flooring products.
Abstract
Depuis plusieurs années, FPInnovations s’est forgé une solide expertise dans la caractérisation et le procédé de fabrication de lames de plancher en bois massif et d’ingénierie. En collaboration avec les manufacturiers à l’avant-garde de l’industrie, notre équipe a mis au point des méthodes d’essais permettant d’établir la performance des différents produits de lames de planchers.
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Performance testing of floor boards, products and services

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9153
Author
Martel, Tommy
Date
June 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Martel, Tommy
Date
June 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Subject
Products and Services (P&S)
Flooring
Floors
Resistance
Resistivity
Lamination
Delamination
Friction
Thermal analysis
Series Number
Flyer ; 2022
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Over the years, FPInnovations has developed a solid expertise in the characterization and manufacturing process of solid and engineered wood flooring. In collaboration with the industry's leading manufacturers, our team has developed test methods to evaluate the performance of various flooring products.
Abstract
Depuis plusieurs années, FPInnovations s’est forgé une solide epertise dans la caractérisation et le procédé de fabrication de lames de plancher en bois massif et d’ingénierie. En collaboration avec les manufacturiers à l’avant-garde de lindustrie, notre équipe a mis au point des méthodes d’essais permettant d’établir la performance des différents produits de lames de planchers.
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Thermomechanical refining pretreatment of biomass, products and services

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9154
Author
Martel, Tommy
Date
June 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Martel, Tommy
Date
June 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Subject
Products and Services (P&S)
Refining
Pretreatment
Biomass
Fibers
Production
Series Number
Pamphlet ; 2022
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Over the years, FPInnovations has developed a solid expertise in thermomechanical refining processes for fibre production and pretreatment of biomass. Our services can include fibre production, drying, gluing, chemical injection, and panel manufacturing. The versatility of our equipment and expertise allows us to establish or validate process parameters on a semi-industrial scale and, consequently, to ensure the quality of your final product.
Abstract
FPInnovations a su développer au fil des années une solide expertise en procédés de raffinage thermomécanique pour la production de fibres ou le prétraitement de la biomasse. Nos services peuvent englober la production de fibres, le séchage, l’encollage, l’injection de produits chimiques et la fabrication de panneaux. La versatilité de notre équipement et de notre expertise nous permettra d’établir ou de valider les paramètres de procédés à l’échelle semi-industrielle et, par conséquent, d’assurer la qualité de votre produit final.
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Raffinage thermomécanique prétraitement de la biomasse, produits et services

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9155
Author
Martel, Tommy
Date
Juin 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Martel, Tommy
Date
Juin 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Subject
Products and Services (P&S)
Refining
Pretreatment
Biomass
Fibers
Production
Series Number
Pamphlet ; 2022
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
Over the years, FPInnovations has developed a solid expertise in thermomechanical refining processes for fibre production and pretreatment of biomass. Our services can include fibre production, drying, gluing, chemical injection, and panel manufacturing. The versatility of our equipment and expertise allows us to establish or validate process parameters on a semi-industrial scale and, consequently, to ensure the quality of your final product.
Abstract
FPInnovations a su développer au fil des années une solide expertise en procédés de raffinage thermomécanique pour la production de fibres ou le prétraitement de la biomasse. Nos services peuvent englober la production de fibres, le séchage, l’encollage, l’injection de produits chimiques et la fabrication de panneaux. La versatilité de notre équipement et de notre expertise nous permettra d’établir ou de valider les paramètres de procédés à l’échelle semi-industrielle et, par conséquent, d’assurer la qualité de votre produit final.
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Volatile organic compounds and formaldehyde analysis, products and services

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9156
Author
Martel, Tommy
Date
June 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Martel, Tommy
Date
June 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Subject
Products and Services (P&S)
VOC Volatile Organic Compounds
Emissions
Formaldehyde
Wood products
Odors
Series Number
Pamphlet ; 2022
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
The many chemical pollutants—specifically, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and formaldehydes—found in our homes is a growing concern from the general public, international organizations, and governments. These entities started tightening exposure limits through the implementation of regulations such as TSCA Title VI in the United States and its Canadian equivalent, CANFER SOR 2021-148.
Abstract
Les nombreux polluants chimiques retrouvés à l’intérieur de nos maisons, plus précisément le formaldéhyde et les composés organiques volatils (COV), représentent l’une des préoccupations croissantes du public, des organismes internationaux et des gouvernements. Ces derniers ont entamé un resserrement des limites d’exposition en mettant en place des réglementations comme la TSCA titre VI aux États-Unis ainsi que son équivalent canadien, la norme CANFER DORS 2021-148.
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Analyse des composés organiques volatils et formaldéhyde, produits et services

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9157
Author
Martel, Tommy
Date
Juin 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Martel, Tommy
Date
Juin 2022
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Subject
Products and Services (P&S)
VOC Volatile Organic Compounds
Emissions
Formaldehyde
Wood products
Odors
Series Number
Pamphlet ; 2022
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
The many chemical pollutants—specifically, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and formaldehydes—found in our homes is a growing concern from the general public, international organizations, and governments. These entities started tightening exposure limits through the implementation of regulations such as TSCA Title VI in the United States and its Canadian equivalent, CANFER SOR 2021-148.
Abstract
Les nombreux polluants chimiques retrouvés à l’intérieur de nos maisons, plus précisément le formaldéhyde et les composés organiques volatils (COV), représentent l’une des préoccupations croissantes du public, des organismes internationaux et des gouvernements. Ces derniers ont entamé un resserrement des limites d’exposition en mettant en place des réglementations comme la TSCA titre VI aux États-Unis ainsi que son équivalent canadien, la norme CANFER DORS 2021-148.
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Modelling guide for timber structures 2022 - first edition

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9181
Author
Chen, Zhiyong
Tung, Dorian
Karacabeyli, Erol
Date
August 2022
Edition
1st ed.
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Chen, Zhiyong
Tung, Dorian
Karacabeyli, Erol
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada (NRC)
Canadian Wood Council (CWC)
American Wood Council (AWC)
Date
August 2022
Edition
1st ed.
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
754 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Performance
Building construction
Building materials
Models
Standards
Location
Pointe Claire, Québec
Language
English
ISBN
9780864886132
9780864886125
Abstract
Due to the awareness of the importance of reducing environmental footprint and the rising costs of construction, timber structures have been increasingly attracting attention and, subsequently, adoption for being built taller and larger. Computer modelling plays a crucial role in the analysis and design of large and tall timber structures, and in the development of wood-based products, connections, and systems. A survey by FPInnovations showed that practising engineers are typically unfamiliar with timber structure modelling, and researchers generally lack resources for advanced modelling of timber systems. Therefore, in 2020, FPInnovations initiated a project to develop a guide that would support the application of numerical modelling on the analysis and design of timber structures, and the development and optimisation of wood-based products and systems. The Modelling Guide for Timber Structures is the result of a global effort involving over 100 coilaborators, including experts from research institutes, consulting firms, manufacturers, software companies, governmententities, and associations. This guide brings together the experience gained from recently built timber projects, and the latest research development in the modelling of timber structures. It includes a wide range of practical and and advanced modelling topics, such as key modelling principles, methods, and techniques specific to timber structures; modelling approaches and considerations for wood-based components, connections, and assemblies; and analytical pproaches and considerations for timber structures during progressive collapse, wind, and earthquake events. It also presents the differences in the modelling approaches to timber, steel, and concrete structures. The information presented in this guide is intended to assist practising engineers to apply computer modelling to timber structures, enrich researchers' resourcesfor advanced computer modelling of timber systems, and assist software companies in identifying knowledge gaps so that they may upgrade programs accordingly to accommodate he advanced computer modellingof timber structures.
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