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Conception performante d’enveloppes de bâtiments à ossature de bois appliquée à la construction industrialisée

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8159
Author
Holcroft, Neal
Lafond, Cassandra
Wang, Jieying
Date
Mai 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Holcroft, Neal
Lafond, Cassandra
Wang, Jieying
Contributor
Canadian Forest Service.
Date
Mai 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Buildings
Construction
Energy efficiency
Exterior
Roofs
Walls
Series Number
InfoNote 2021 No.21
Language
French
Abstract
Le présent document a été élaboré en vue de faciliter la construction industrialisée d'enveloppes de bâtiments à base de bois (murs extérieurs, toits), et donc de répondre aux exigences accrues en matière d'efficacité énergétique.
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Technology gaps to achieve automation for industrialized construction

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8160
Author
Koo, Kenneth
Lafond, Cassandra
Abasian, Foroogh
Date
May 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Koo, Kenneth
Lafond, Cassandra
Abasian, Foroogh
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada.
Date
May 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Construction
Prefabricated houses
Walls
Computer programs
Automatic control
Series Number
InfoNote 2021 No. 24
Language
English
Abstract
Manufacturing equipment ranges from manual, semi-automated to fully automated. Software developers have developed suites of applications for structural design, computer aided design/drafting (CAD), computer aided manufacturing (CAM), building information modeling (BIM), and communication protocols to link production machineries. To further improve production process and material handling, it is essential to rationalize the sectors, review the current status, and identify technology gaps.
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Écarts technologiques dans l'automatisation de la construction industrialisée

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8161
Author
Koo, Kenneth
Lafond, Cassandra
Abasian, Foroogh
Date
Mai 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Koo, Kenneth
Lafond, Cassandra
Abasian, Foroogh
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada.
Date
Mai 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Construction
Prefabricated houses
Walls
Computer programs
Automatic control
Series Number
InfoNote 2021 No. 24
Language
French
Abstract
Les usines de construction modulaire fabriquent des composantes structurales comme des fermes de toit ou des panneaux de mur ou de plancher qu’elles assemblent en modules soumis à une finition avant d’être expédiés à un chantier. Les usines de construction par panneaux produisent de grandes quantités de panneaux de mur ou de plancher qui sont assemblés sur place.
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Expanding wood use towards 2025: increased seismic loads in the 2020 National Building Code

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8163
Author
Popovski, Marjan
Bagheri, Mehdi
Chen, Zhiyong
Ni, Chun
Date
March 2021
Edition
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Popovski, Marjan
Bagheri, Mehdi
Chen, Zhiyong
Ni, Chun
Date
March 2021
Edition
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
44 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Building codes
Building construction
Building materials
Earthquakes
Seismic
Shear walls
Standards
Series Number
Expanding wood use towards 2025
Technical Report TR 2021 N63
Language
English
Abstract
National Building Code of Canada (NBC) 2020 is the latest edition of the national model code that will be published towards the end of 2021. Based on the best available information from the Standing Committee on Earthquake Design (SCED) at the time of writing this report, the seismic design demand in the NBC 2020 has increased for all site classes for many locations across the country. Also, there are other changes in NBC 2020 that might impact the seismic analysis and design of timber buildings. The main objective of this report is to compare the NBC 2020 to the 2015 edition, with emphasis on the level of the seismic design loads (demands), and potential impacts on the analysis and design of timber buildings.
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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

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7858
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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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
research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Hu, Lin J.
Cuerrier-Auclair, Samuel
Qian, Cheng
Dale, Angela
Date
January 2021
Material Type
research report
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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Depuis le Canada vers le reste du monde: Mise en oeuvre de la recherche et développement de troisième génération de FPInnovations sur les vibrations des plancher

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7940
Author
Hu, Lin J.
Cuerrier-Auclair, Samuel
Qian, Cheng
Dale, Angela
Date
Janvier 2021
Material Type
research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Hu, Lin J.
Cuerrier-Auclair, Samuel
Qian, Cheng
Dale, Angela
Date
Janvier 2021
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
4 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
French
Abstract
Comme l'ont démontré le développement et la mise en oeuvre des codes des méthodes de conception de troisième génération pour lutter contre les vibrations des planchers, FPInnovations joue un rôle important au Canada et à l'échelle internationale dans les comités de codes et de normes visant à protéger les consommateurs et l'industrie du bois et contribue à la croissance continue du marché de la construction en bois à l'échelle mondiale.
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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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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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WoodST: outil de modélisation avancé pour l'analyse de la sécurité incendie des structures en bois

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7944
Author
Chen, Zhiyong
Dagenais, Christian
Ni, Chun
Date
Janvier 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Chen, Zhiyong
Dagenais, Christian
Ni, Chun
Date
Janvier 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
French
Abstract
WoodST est capable de calculer le transfert de chaleur, la vitesse de carbonisation, la courbe charge-déplacement ainsi que le moment et le mode de défaillance des structures en bois exposées au feu, offrant ainsi une solution à coût compétitif pour l'analyse de la sécurité incendie des ossatures en bois. La présente note d’information présente brièvement le développement et la vérification de WoodST. Deux applications de WoodST sont également présentées.
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Truck platooning: principle of operation and benefits webinar

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7946
Author
Bevly, David M.
Date
February 2021
Material Type
audiovisual
Field
Fibre Supply

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Author
Bevly, David M.
Date
February 2021
Material Type
audiovisual
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 webinar 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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Développer la construction industrialisée pour améliorer l'efficacité énergétique des bâtiments

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7951
Author
Wang, Jieying
Date
Février 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Wang, Jieying
Date
Février 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
French
Abstract
Il est devenu indispensable de construire des bâtiments à haute efficacité énergétique pour réduire les émissions de carbone dans l’environnement et répondre aux besoins des consommateurs. La construction industrialisée est un bon moyen de produire des enveloppes de bâtiment bien isolées et étanches à l’air et, par le fait même, d’accroître la performance énergétique des bâtiments (p. ex consommation énergétique nette zéro). Cependant, il est important de tenir compte d’autres attributs (p. ex. charges sismiques, vent, feu, vibrations, etc.). Il faudra poursuivre les recherches pour trouver des solutions durables en matière d’enveloppes de bâtiment. Entre-temps, il est possible d’améliorer l’équipement de production automatisée et le logiciel qui l’accompagne afin d’optimiser et de rentabiliser ces 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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Use of molecular diagnostic tools for pest detection in forestry

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8070
Author
Uzunovic, Adnan
Dale, Angela
Kus, Stacey
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Uzunovic, Adnan
Dale, Angela
Kus, Stacey
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
24 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Detection
Insects
Inspection
Pathogens
Regulations
Research
Wood
Series Number
Technical Report; TR 2021 N.31
Language
English
Abstract
Large volumes of forest products are traded internationally. With this comes an increased risk of moving forest pathogens associated with these products. To protect both forest health and international trade, prevention or control of pest movement and establishment needs to be done using approaches which result in minimal trade interruption. Rapid, economical, and accurate detection, identification and risk assessment of pathogens is one of the key aspects of successful management. Significant developments in the last two decades in genomics has enabled more accurate and rapid detection of pathogens. However, many of these techniques have not been thoroughly tested in wood and lack associated standards governing their use in a regulatory setting. There are ongoing concerns that these new methods will add regulatory compliance costs to industry and other stakeholders, or that they will be used improperly and unduly limit market access. To address these concerns, it is critical that the capabilities and limits of these tools are well understood by both industry and international regulators, and that standards are developed to govern their use to help reduce the threat of pests while minimizing the impact to trade. This report summarizes current technologies and suggests ways forward.
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Addressing road surface erosion, protecting watercourse crossings

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8094
Author
Gillies, Clayton
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Gillies, Clayton
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
13 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Water crossings
Water
Stream
Stream management
Sediment control
Roads
Erosion
Forest roads
Series Number
Technical Reports; TR 2021 N32
Language
English
Abstract
This report presents the importance of best management practices for mitigating erosion from resource roads and preventing sediment from entering a watercourse. Key to achieving these goals is the understanding of erosion from the road surface and the level of connectivity from the delivery point of the sediment-laden water onto the forest floor and the watercourse. This report provides a list of best management practices that is specific to resource roads.
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Expanding wood use towards 2025: seismic performance of midply shear walls, year 2

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8109
Author
Ni, Chun
Chen, Zhiyong
Date
March 2021
Edition
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Ni, Chun
Chen, Zhiyong
Contributor
Engineered Wood Assocation (APA)
American Wood Council (AWC)
Date
March 2021
Edition
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
52 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
Expanding wood use towards 2025
Technical Report TR 2021 N43
Language
English
Abstract
Midply shear wall, which was originally developed by researchers at Forintek Canada Corp. (predecessor of FPInnovations) and the University of British Columbia, is a high-capacity shear wall system that is suitable for high wind and seismic loadings. Its superior seismic performance was demonstrated in a full-scale earthquake simulation test of a 6-storey wood-frame building in Japan. In collaboration with APA–The Engineered Wood Association and the American Wood Council (AWC), a new framing arrangement was designed in this study to increase the vertical load resistance of midply shear walls and make it easier to accommodate electrical and plumbing services. In this study, a total of 12 midply shear wall specimens in four wall configurations with different sheathing thicknesses and nail spacing were tested under reversed cyclic loading. Test results showed that the modified midply shear walls have approximately twice the lateral load capacity of a comparable standard shear wall. The drift capacity and energy dissipation capability are also greater than comparable standard shear wall. Seismic equivalency to standard shear walls in accordance with ASTM D7989 was also conducted. Results show that an overstrength factor of 2.5 and can be used to assign allowable design strengths of midply shear walls with 7/16” and nail spacing at 4” or 3” on center. For midply shear walls with 19/32” OSB, a higher overstrength factor must be used to meet the ductility criteria. The information from this study will support code implementation of the midply shear walls in Canadian and US timber design standards, thereby providing more design options for light wood frame structures in North America.
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