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Stand conversion for wildfire risk mitigation management strategies

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7942
Author
Matute, Pamela
Date
February 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Matute, Pamela
Contributor
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Date
February 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
21 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Infrared sensing
Hotspots
Aircraft
Forestry
FPI TR
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2021 No.7
Language
English
Abstract
This review explores the benefits, challenges, limitations, logistics, and cost-effectiveness of different management options to convert conifer-dominated stands to aspen-dominated stands. These alternatives can include overstory removal (harvesting, bulldozing, shear blading, prescribed burning) and site preparation (root trenching, drag scarification, broadcast burning) treatments. On sites where parent aspen trees are not present in the original stand, tree planting will be necessary albeit costly in comparison to regeneration by suckering. While extensive literature exists on the regeneration of trembling aspen through suckering, research on artificial establishment with seedlings and its requirements is still in its infancy and rapidly developing.
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Truck platooning: principle of operation and benefits webinar

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Author
Bevly, David M.
Date
February 2021
Material Type
Webinar
Field
Fibre Supply

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Author
Bevly, David M.
Date
February 2021
Material Type
Webinar
Physical Description
Video ; 48:26 min.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Transportation
Trucks
Platooning
Webinar
Series Number
Video ; 2021
Language
English
Abstract
Hosted by Edouard Proust, this presentation by David Bevly held on February 10, 2021 highlights an important component of FPInnovations' Transportation and Infrastructure group's work. The concept of truck platooning, inspired by pelotons of cyclists and originally developed for highway use to obtain fuel savings, utilizes technology to maintain the desired distance between trucks by controlling acceleration and braking, and the relative lateral position of the vehicles by steering, reacting faster than a driver can. Truck platooning has attracted the attention of the natural resources sector and its implementation is expected to increase the productivity of drivers. By allowing the operation of driverless following trucks replicating the path set by the human operated leader vehicle, the concept could help mitigate the workforce shortage that impact the sector while supporting the supply of lumber to mills across the country.
Abstract
Ce contenu est exclusivement en anglais. Merci de contacter notre équipe si vous souhaitez obtenir de l’information en français. Cette présentation de David Bevly a été organisée le 10 février 2021 par Edouard Proust. Elle met en lumière une composante importante du travail effectué par le groupe Transports et Infrastructures de FPInnovations. Le concept d’opération de camions en peloton est inspiré des pelotons de cyclistes et a été mis au point à l’origine pour des applications autoroutières avec pour objectif une réduction de la consommation de carburant. Les camions sont équipés d’une technologie permettant le contrôle de l’accélération, du freinage et de la direction offrant la possibilité de maintenir la distance de suivi entre les véhicules ainsi que leur positionnement latéral relatif. En autorisant la mise en œuvre de camions suiveurs entièrement autonomes et qui répliquent le tracé du camion de tête opéré par un chauffeur, le concept pourrait à terme aider à minimiser l’impact du manque de chauffeurs dans l’industrie tout en supportant l’approvisionnement en fibre des scieries à travers le Canada.
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Oriented pile flammability burn trial October 2020. Collaborations with Mosaic Forest Management and British Columbia Wildfire Service

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7947
Author
Spencer, Stuart
Hvenegaard, Steven
MacKinnon, Brandon
Date
February 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Spencer, Stuart
Hvenegaard, Steven
MacKinnon, Brandon
Contributor
Mosaic Forest Management
British Columbia Wildfire Service
Date
February 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
31 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Infrared sensing
Hotspots
Aircraft
Forestry
FPI TR
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2021 N 8
Location
British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
The clean air initiative led by the British Columbia Ministry of Environment seeks to develop innovative methods to improve community air quality by utilizing harvest residues and minimizing the volume of fibre burned at roadside. Retaining processed tops as roadside oriented piles is proposed as an alternative to burning debris. These burn trials have demonstrated that in this unique arrangement of fuels and interaction of site-specific variables, particular areas of the piles will be more vulnerable to ignition sources which can lead to sustained burning and high intensity fire behaviour. In addition to the low fuel moisture conditions, other fuel properties, such as the close proximity of piles, high volume of fine fuels (branches and needles) and orientation of piles to road all contributed to enhanced burning at this site.
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Advanced industrialized construction to achieve high building energy efficiency

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7950
Author
Wang, Jieying
Date
February 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Wang, Jieying
Date
February 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Building construction
Energy
Thermal properties
Series Number
InfoNote 2021 N. 5
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
Building high energy efficiency has become a must to reduce carbon emission from the built environment and to meet needs of consumers. Industrialized construction provides an effective way to produce highly insulated and airtight building envelopes to achieve superior building performance, such as Net Zero Energy. However, it is important that as other attributes (e.g., seismic, wind, fire, vibration, etc.) are being addressed, further research is needed to develop well rounded building envelope solutions. Meanwhile, improvement may be made in automated production equipment and software to optimize and monetize these solutions.
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Testing R22+ wood-frame walls for hygrothermal performance in the Vancouver climate: field wall performance

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7958
Author
Wang, Jieying
Date
February 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Wang, Jieying
Date
February 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
100 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Wood frame
Performance
British Columbia
Climate
Environment
Language
English
Abstract
This new study aims to generate hygrothermal, particularly moisture-related performance data for light wood-frame walls meeting the R22 effective (RSI 3.85) requirement for buildings up to six storeys in the City of Vancouver. The overarching goal is to identify and develop durable exterior wood-frame walls to assist in the design and construction of energy efficient buildings across the country. Twelve test wall panels in six types of wall assemblies are assessed in this study. The wall panels, each measuring 4 ft. (1200 mm) wide and 8 ft. (2400 mm) tall, form portions of the exterior walls of a test hut located in the rear yard of FPInnovations’ Vancouver laboratory. This report, second in a series on this study, documents the performance of these wall assemblies based on the data collected over 19 months’ period from October 2018 to May 2020, covering two winter seasons and one summer.
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From Canada to the world: FPInnovations' three-generation floor vibration research and code implementation

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7936
Author
Hu, Lin J.
Cuerrier-Auclair, Samuel
Qian, Cheng
Dale, Angela
Date
January 2021
Material Type
InfoNote
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Hu, Lin J.
Cuerrier-Auclair, Samuel
Qian, Cheng
Dale, Angela
Date
January 2021
Material Type
InfoNote
Physical Description
3 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Design
Floor
Mass timber
Performance
Standards
Vibration
Series Number
InfoNote; 2021 n.2
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations’ three-generation floor vibration-controlled design methods in NBCC and CSA O86 ensure market acceptance by consumers. Since 1990, there have been very few consumer complaints. This reinforces the use of wood as a quality building material and contributes to expanding market shares of wood construction in Canada.
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WoodST: an advanced modelling tool for fire safety analysis of timber structures

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7943
Author
Chen, Zhiyong
Dagenais, Christian
Ni, Chun
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Chen, Zhiyong
Dagenais, Christian
Ni, Chun
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Fire
Models
Performance
Timber
Language
English
Abstract
WoodST is capable of calculating heat transfer, charring rate, load-displacement curve as well as the time and mode of failure of timber structures exposed to fire, thus providing a cost-competitive solution for the fire safety analysis of timber structures. This InfoNote briefly introduces the development and verification of WoodST. Two applications of WoodST are also demonstrated.
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Performance assessment of wildfire suppressant products using the crib test methodology

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7857
Author
Refai, Razim
Paskaluk, Stephen
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Refai, Razim
Paskaluk, Stephen
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
27 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire retardant
Fuel treatment
Retardant
Test methods
FPI TR
Water
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2021 n.2
Location
Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations’ Wildfire Operations Advisory group has asked its researchers to explore a method by which the performance of water-enhancing products can be repeatedly assessed in the laboratory. A new test method, known as the crib test, was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of water-enhancing products on burning woody fuel to simulate direct-attack aerial operations. This report outlines the methodology for the crib test and describes the findings from performance evaluation tests conducted at the Protective Clothing and Equipment Research Facility (PCERF) at the University of Alberta.
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Wildfire suppressant rheology. Mapping viscosity as a function of product mix ratios

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Author
Refai, Razim
Yang, Junyi
Tsai, Peichun Amy
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Refai, Razim
Yang, Junyi
Tsai, Peichun Amy
Contributor
University of Alberta
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
20 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire retardant
Retardant
Viscosity
Water
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2021 n.3
Location
Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
The USDA Forest Service’s Qualified Product List (QPL) provides guidance on the range of permissible mix ratios for water-enhancer products. Due to the proprietary nature of water-enhancer products, there are several unknowns about the rheology of the permissible mix ratios. This study focused on mapping the viscosity of various suppressant products as a function of their mix ratios. The results revealed a wide range of viscosities across products, with each product showing a different non-linear relationship with different mix ratios. The results from this study can help understand the optimum viscosity range to achieve desired drop characteristics during aerial operations.
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Area-based water delivery systems. Exploratory research on logistics, water delivery, and its localized impacts

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7859
Author
Refai, Razim
Hsieh, Rex
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Refai, Razim
Hsieh, Rex
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
20 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire retardant
Retardant
Spruce
Water
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2021 n.1
Location
Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
The aim of this study was to capture data on area-based water delivery systems, specifically in the context of logistics, systems differentiation, water delivery, and its localized effects. FPInnovations successfully collaborated with Fire & Flood to obtain this data. A two-day test was executed during which Fire & Flood set up their 4- and 12-inch systems and carried out sprinkler operations.
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How the forest sector can help mitigate climate change

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Author
Lavoie, Patrick
Date
December 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Lavoie, Patrick
Date
December 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Environment
Subject
Climate
Environmental impact
Forestry
Risk assessment
Series Number
InfoNote 2020 N17
Language
English
Abstract
An integrated approach leveraging the synergy between forest management actions, carbon storage in long-lived forest products and substitution in the marketplace would enable the forest sector to play an important role in the fight against climate change over the coming decades.
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Accounting for climate change impacts in the design of resource road stream crossings. Final webinar of the free series on case studies and use of available climate tools

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7807
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Date
December 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Kurowski, Matt
Contributor
BC Ministry of Forests, lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Date
December 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Climate
Resource roads
Risk assessment
Roads
Series Number
Publicit Flyer
Language
English
Abstract
Information on the webinar series developed in coordination with and with funding from the British Columbia, Ministry of Frests, Land, Natioanl Resource Operations and Rural Development. Webinar information for January 14, 2021
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On-site moisture protection of mass timber

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7899
Author
Stirling, Rod
Wang, Jieying
Date
December 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Stirling, Rod
Wang, Jieying
Date
December 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Building systems
Subject
Wetting
Drying
Moisture
Performance
Water repellents
Series Number
InfoNote 2020 n.19
Language
English
Abstract
Implementation of cost-effective moisture management strategies is an important consideration for any mass timber project to reduce the risk of dimensional instability, discolouration, mold, and decay. On-site strategies can include protection by tenting, tarping, or wrapping mass timber components as well as the use of membranes, coatings, and water repellents. Moisture uptake from exposed end grain is a particular concern though it can be effectively managed by applying coatings or water repellents that reduce moisture uptake. This document aims to provide technical information to help architects, engineers, and builders use on-site moisture protection tools to reduce moisture risks.
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Fostering Aboriginal involvement in Canada's forest industry, a route to understanding

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7792
Author
Hamilton, Peter
Date
November 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hamilton, Peter
Date
November 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
26 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Aboriginal
First Nations
Forest industry
Forestry
Logging
Operations
Training
Series Number
FPInnovations ; 2020
Language
English
Abstract
This presentation discusses services for logging contractors to help develop their skills in their operational and financial performances. Involvement and engagement with First Nations and using DiagFor are two of the topics presented.
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Forest road deactivation, removing culverts and installing cross-ditches and waterbars. A practical guide for forest and resource workers

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7828
Author
Yorston, Ken
Ravnaas, Eric
Gillies, Clayton
Date
November 2020
Material Type
Guide
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Yorston, Ken
Ravnaas, Eric
Gillies, Clayton
Date
November 2020
Material Type
Guide
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Culverts
Water crossings
Water
Stream
Stream management
Sediment control
Roads
Riparian zones
Erosion
Forest roads
Advantage
Series Number
Deactivation pamphlet; 2020
Language
English
Abstract
This guide provides guidance for equipment operators for construction of commonly prescribed road deactivation structures. Timber sale licence (TSL) holders and contractors can use this guide as a reference in achieving conformance to a prepared deactivation plan.
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Helitorch redesign: field test results and modifications

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7721
Author
Finn, Dave
Ackerman, Mark
Campbell, Roy
Date
October 2020
Edition
53070
Material Type
InfoNote
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Finn, Dave
Ackerman, Mark
Campbell, Roy
Date
October 2020
Edition
53070
Material Type
InfoNote
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Forestry
Forest fire
Series Number
InfoNote ; 2020 n. 12
Language
English
Abstract
The Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AFF) Wildfire Management Branch Ignition Specialists Working Group has endorsed a collaborative project to develop a redesigned helitorch. The goal of this project is to have an acceptable and proven replacement helitorch based on extensive testing.
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Concrete topping and construction moisture on cross-laminated timber

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7795
Author
Wang, Jieying
Date
October 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Wang, Jieying
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Forestry Innovation Investment
Date
October 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Building systems
Subject
Concrete
Construction
Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)
Moisture
Drying
Performance
Water repellents
Series Number
InfoNote 2020 n.9
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations conducted a laboratory test to investigate the potential wetting of cross-laminated timber (CLT) from the pouring of concrete topping, and the effectiveness of a water repellent coating and membrane in preventing such wetting.
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Evaluation of log load wrappers made from larger diameter and jacketed synthetic ropes

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub53031
Author
Jokai, Rob
Date
September 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Jokai, Rob
Date
September 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation & Infrastructure
Subject
Transport
Logs
Mechanical properties
Polyethylene
Ropes
Safety
FPI TR
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.28
Language
English
Abstract
This study tested ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) ropes for log load securement. Destructive testing of used rope samples done in a previous project found that the strength of these ropes decreased with use. To address this problem, the diameter of the synthetic rope was increased. In addition, a different type of rope with a UHMWPE inner core covered with a polyester protective jacket was tested. The outer jacket protected the inner core from dirt and abrasion which may help mitigate the loss in strength that occurs with use. Wrappers were put into service and tested for breakage after three and six months of use.
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Oriented pile flammability research summary 2019. Collaborations with Mosaic Forest Management and British Columbia Wildfire Service

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub53037
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Spencer, Stuart
Refai, Razim
MacKinnon, Brandon
Date
September 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Spencer, Stuart
Refai, Razim
MacKinnon, Brandon
Contributor
Mosaic Forest Management
British Columbia Wildfire Service
Date
September 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Infrared sensing
Hotspots
Aircraft
Forestry
FPI TR
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 N 39
Location
British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
In October 2018, FPInnovations conducted burn trials to evaluate and compare the ignition potential and potential fire behaviour in two different configurations of piled harvest residuals. Continued collaborations in 2019 with Mosaic Forest Management and British Columbia Wildfire Service identified and developed a potential prescribed fire site that would allow ignition of harvest debris piled in an oriented configuration to evaluate fire behaviour during a period of higher fire hazard conditions.
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Evaluating a selective harvest operation as a forest fuel treatment as a forest fuel treatment. A case study in a mature douglas-fir forest in central interior British Columbia

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub53038
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
MacKinnon, Brandon
Date
September 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
MacKinnon, Brandon
Contributor
City of Quesnel
Date
September 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
18 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Wildfires
Forestry
Fuel
Black spruce
Alberta
Density
Physical properties
Mulch
Forest fire
Crown fire
Wind
FPI TR
FOP Technical Report
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.34
Location
Quesnel, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
The City of Quesnel, B.C. has applied an innovative selective harvesting technique in a mature Douglas-fir forest stand with the objectives of maintaining biodiversity and reducing fuel-load buildup and consequent wildfire threat. FPInnovations researchers monitored and documented the harvesting operations and measured machine productivity to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the operation. To support the assessment of fuel-load reduction, FPInnovations’ Wildfire Operations group conducted pre- and post-harvest fuel-sampling activities to evaluate changes in forest fuel components.
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