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Analysis of Yukon highways pavement damage caused by permitted overload trucks

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52892
Author
Bradley, Allan
Thiam, Papa-Masseck
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Bradley, Allan
Thiam, Papa-Masseck
Contributor
Highways & Public Works, Yukon
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
43 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Highway
Pavement
Roads
Trucks
Vehicles weight
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.5
Language
English
Abstract
In publication
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A 3 in 1 trail system for operating on soft soils

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52894
Author
Thiel, Matthew
Date
February 2020
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Thiel, Matthew
Date
February 2020
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Costs
Forwarders
Harvesting
Skidders
Soil
Soft soil
Series Number
InfoNote; 2020 n.1
Language
English
Abstract
Harvest operations on soft soils can be particularly challenging in order to respect site and soil disturbance guidelines as well as operational requirements. To address the challenges of operating on soft soils, FPInnovations has worked on solutions designed to reduce disturbance on weak soils while minimizing implementation and investment costs by using machines already being used in the operation.
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Effectiveness of distributed decision (crowdsourcing) wildfire detection: evaluation of the hummingbird network smoke detection service

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52895
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Campbell, Roy
Date
February 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hsieh, Rex
Campbell, Roy
Contributor
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF)
Date
February 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
50 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Smoke detection service
FPI TR
Wildfires
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.6
Language
English
Abstract
Hummingbird Network, a British Columbia company, presented its crowdsourcing wildfire detection concept (the Hummingbird Network Smoke Detection Service) during the 2016 Wildland Fire Canada conference. In January 2017, as a follow-up to the conference, Hummingbird Network provided a live demonstration to AAF, BC Wildfire Service, and FPInnovations in Edmonton, Alberta. After a successful demonstration, and at the request of the wildfire agencies, FPInnovations committed to working with Hummingbird Network to provide an evaluation of its wildfire detection system.
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Using life cycle assessment to reduce environmental impacts in Canadian construction. A review of best regulatory practices

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52901
Author
Grann, Blane
Mahalle, Lal
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Environment
Author
Grann, Blane
Mahalle, Lal
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
22 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Environment
Research Area
Environment
Subject
Building construction
Buildings
Canada
Construction
Environmental impact
Quality control
Qualitative analysis
Materials
Regulations
Series Number
Wood Products ; 2020
Location
Canada
Language
English
Abstract
This report reviews life cycle assessment (LCA) based regulatory approaches that have been adopted in several countries to evaluate and improve environmental impacts of cosntruction products and buildings. Recommendations are provided for incorporating LCA into Canadian regulations (including the National Building Code of Canada), and for enhancing building LCA guidelines to address principles of consistency, simplicity, and representative data which can improve the effectiveness of LCA to achieve regulatory objectives. This work supports the project need of guidance for performance-based design to accelerate the introduction of wood-based systems. The findings of this review can be used to help accelerate the adoption of life cycle-based regulations for buildings and infrastructure in Canada.
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Design guide for timber-concrete composite floors in Canada

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52903
Author
Cuerrier-Auclair, Samuel
Date
March 2020
Material Type
guide
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Cuerrier-Auclair, Samuel
Contributor
Forestry Innovation Investment
Date
March 2020
Material Type
guide
Research report
Physical Description
99 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Canada
Concrete
Floors
Design
Structural composites
Wood
Laminate product
Veneer
Series Number
SP-540E
Location
Pointe-Claire, Quebec
Language
English
ISBN
9780864885967
ISSN
19250495
Abstract
In the construction of buildings, the timber-concrete (TCC) system can be a cost-competitive solution for floors with longer spans, since the mechanical properties of the two materials are used efficiently. Furthermore, the additional mass from the concrete improves the acoustic performance compared to a timber floor system alone. Nevertheless, TCC floors are not commonly used in buildings in Canada, due to the absence of technical guidelines for such types of structural systems in this country.
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A Solid wood bioheat guide for rural and remote communities in Ontario

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52904
Author
Prevost, Glen
Date
February 2020
Material Type
guide
manual
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Prevost, Glen
Contributor
National Resources Canada (NRC)
Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation
FedNor
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Date
February 2020
Material Type
guide
manual
Physical Description
64 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Biofuel
Bioheat
Biomass
Fuel
Heat
Forestry
Ontario
Research
Wood
Location
Ontario
Language
English
ISBN
9780864885869
ISSN
19250495
Abstract
This guide provides detailed information on solid woody biofuels that are available in Ontario and the combustion systems that can burn these biofuels. The four types of solid woody biofuels considered in this guide are cordwood (firewood), wood chips, wood briquettes, and wood pellets. The three types of combustion systems are stoves, furnaces, and boilers. The major considerations for sourcing and using each type of biofuel and combustion system for institutional / commercial and residential applications are outlined in this guide.
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Guide sur la biothermie àpartir de biomasse forestière pour les communautés rurales et éloignées de l'Ontario

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52905
Author
Prevost, Glen
Date
Février 2020
Material Type
guide
manual
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Prevost, Glen
Contributor
National Resources Canada (NRC)
Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation
FedNor
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Date
Février 2020
Material Type
guide
manual
Physical Description
72 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Biofuel
Bioheat
Biomass
Fuel
Heat
Forestry
Ontario
Research
Wood
Location
Ontario
Language
French
ISBN
9780864885869
ISSN
19250495
Abstract
Ce guide donne de l'information détaillée sur les biocombustibles solides qui sont disponibles en Ontario et sur les systèmes de combustion qui peuvent brûler ces biocombustibles. Les quatre types de biocombustibles solides dont il est question dans ce guide sont le bois de chauffage, les copeaux de bois, les briquettes de bois et les granules de bois. Les trois types de systèmes de combustion sont les poêles, les générateurs d'air chaud et les chadières. Ce guide présente les principales considérations en ce qui concerne l'approvisionnement et l'utilisation de chaque type de biocombustible et système de combustion pour les applications instituttionnelles/commerciales et résidentielles.
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Forest fibre utilization strategy and business opportunities assessment for the Innu. Phase 1: fibre supply

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52909
Author
Volpé, Sylvain
Desrochers, Luc
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Volpé, Sylvain
Desrochers, Luc
Contributor
Natural Resoures Canada (NRC)
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
27 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Forestry
Series Number
Report
Language
English
Abstract
The Labrador Forest Management District (FMD) 19A with an annual allowable cut (AAC) of spruce from commercial harvest blocks of 165 000 m3/year is enough to meet the demand of a 40 M fbm/year sawmill (assuming sawmill efficiency factor of 4 m3/MFBM). The estimated average wood supply costs to access all the AAC wood from district 19A for Goose Bay is $58/m3 and Sheshatshiu at $63/m3 (9% price premium paid for wood deliveries to Sheshatshiu caused by the added transport distance of about 40 km per trip to complete the cycle time on average for truck loads). The scenario of a 40 M fmb/year sawmill would require at least 20 full time employees to run the wood supply chain and another 14 part time employees to build and maintain the road network.
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Expanding wood use towards 2025: seismic performance of braced mass timber frames, year 2

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52921
Author
Chen, Zhiyong
Popovski, Marjan
Date
February 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Chen, Zhiyong
Popovski, Marjan
Date
February 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
40 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)
Performance
Building construction
Building materials
Seismic
Series Number
Expanding wood use towards 2025
Language
English
Abstract
Braced timber frames (BTFs) are one of the most efficient structural systems to resist lateral loads induced by earthquakes or high winds. Although BTFs are implemented as a system in the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC), no design guidelines currently exist in CSA O86. That not only leaves these efficient systems out of reach of designers, but also puts them in danger of being eliminated from NBCC. The main objective of this project is to generate the technical information needed for development of design guidelines for BTFs as a lateral load resisting system in CSA O86. The seismic performance of 30 BTFs with riveted connections was studied last year by conducting nonlinear dynamic analysis; and also 15 glulam brace specimens using bolted connections were tested under cyclic loading.
In the second year of the project, a relationship between the connection and system ductility of BTFs was derived based on engineering principles. The proposed relationship was verified against the nonlinear pushover analysis results of single- and multi-storey BTFs with various building heights. The influence of the connection ductility, the stiffness ratio, and the number of tiers and storeys on the system ductility of BTFs was investigated using the verified relationship. The minimum connection ductility for different categories (moderately ductile and limited ductility) of BTFs was estimated.
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Forestry 4.0 program overview

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52923
Author
Charette, Francis
Date
April 2020
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Charette, Francis
Date
April 2020
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Forestry
Series Number
Report
Language
English
Abstract
The biggest challenges facing the forest sector currently are dealing with labour availability, maintaining a competitive fibre supply, and having flexibility in the supply chain to react quickly to market demands. Driven by the need to respond to these challenges, FPInnovations launched the Forestry 4.0 program.
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Survol du programme Foresterie 4.0

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52924
Author
Charette, Francis
Date
Avril 2020
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Charette, Francis
Date
Avril 2020
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Forestry
Series Number
Report
Language
English
Abstract
Les plus grands défis actuels du secteur forestier concernent la disponibilité de la main-d’oeuvre, le maintien d’un approvisionnement en fibre concurrentiel et une flexibilité de la chaîne d’approvisionnement lui permettant de répondre rapidement aux demandes du marché. Pour relever ces défis, FPInnovations a lancé le programme Foresterie 4.0.
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Hybrid profiled decking innovation engine 2019 - 2020

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52926
Author
Wong, Daniel
Stirling, Rod
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Wong, Daniel
Stirling, Rod
Date
March 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
19 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Decking
Preservatives
Testing
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
Decking markets in Canada lack options of hybrid designs and are generally limited to smooth 5/4” or 2x6” of either pressure treated wood, cedar, tropical hardwoods or wood plastic composites. Profiled decking has been unsuccessful in entering the Canadian market on a large scale even though globally it is more prevalent. This report looks to leverage FPInnovations’ expertise to identify opportunities to improve the stability, durability, performance and competitiveness of wood decking by combining profiling and treatment with additional non-wood materials. This information will be used to develop prototypes of novel wood-based decking products that would suit the needs of Canadian consumers as well as maintaining or expanding the solid wood decking market for Canadian producers. Six hybrid decking models were conceptualized to address market concerns about wood decking.
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An Overview of FPInnovations' industrialized construction program in 2019-2020

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub53181
Author
Tung, Dorian P.
Date
June 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Tung, Dorian P.
Date
June 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Wood construction
Modular construction
Panelized construction
Series Number
Industrialized construction ; 2020
Infonote 2020; n.6
Language
English
Abstract
In fiscal year 2019-2020, FPInnovations developed a research roadmap in order to explore, test, and deploy innovative products, technologies, tools, processes, and practices that have the potential to enable the transformation of the Canadian building industry towards higher levels of industrialized construction (prefabricated off-site construction), in close collaboration with its partners.
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Survol du programme 2019-2020 de FPInnovations sur la construction industrialisée

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub53182
Author
Tung, Dorian P.
Date
Juin 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Tung, Dorian P.
Date
Juin 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Wood construction
Modular construction
Panelized construction
Series Number
Industrialized construction ; 2020
Infonote 2020; n.6
Language
French
Abstract
Au cours de l’année financière 2019-2020, FPInnovations a élaboré une carte routière techno-logique et de recherche afin d’explorer, mettre à l’essai et assurer le déploiement de produits innovants, de technologies, d’outils, de procédés et de pratiques ayant le potentiel d’appuyer la transformation de l’industrie canadienne de la construction vers un augmentation de son niveau d’industrialisation (préfabrication), en collaboration étroite avec ses partenaires.
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Propriétés dynamiques de bâtiments en bois de grande hauteur soumis à des vibrations causées par le vent

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub53184
Author
Cuerrier-Auclair, Samuel
Date
Septembre 2020
Material Type
research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Cuerrier-Auclair, Samuel
Date
Septembre 2020
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Design
Floor
Mass timber
Performance
Vibration
Series Number
InfoNote; 2020 n.7
Language
French
Abstract
FPInnovations a lancé un projet de recherche pluriannuel pour mesurer les fréquences naturelles et les taux d’amortissement des bâtiments en bois de moyenne et grande hauteur afin d’élargir la base de données et de valider ou d’adapter les équations existantes pour estimer les fréquences naturelles. Deux immeubles de grande hauteur en bois équipés d'un anémomètre et d'accéléromètres sont également surveillés en permanence pour étudier comment le vent excite le bâtiment.
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Preventing sinkage of western hemlock, Best practices guide

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub53003
Author
Friesen, Charles
Date
January 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Friesen, Charles
Date
January 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Trees
Moisture content
Water
Transport
Series Number
Special Publication ; SP 538
Language
English
ISBN
9780864885890
ISSN
19250509
Abstract
Hemlock can have higher moisture content than most other native trees, causing them to sink. Hemlock lumens have large pits (valves) that allow easy transport of water into the wood. Bigger rings = bigger lumens. Younger hemlock or hemlock tops are more susceptible to sinking. The bigger the rings the more likely to take on water.
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Geosynthetics design guide. Reinforcement solutions for unpaved roads

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub53008
Author
Bober, Francis
Thiam, Papa-Masseck
Date
July 2020
Material Type
guide
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Bober, Francis
Thiam, Papa-Masseck
Date
July 2020
Material Type
guide
Research report
Physical Description
47 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Geosynthetics
Soil
Roads
Reinforcement
Series Number
Special Publication ; SP542
Language
English
ISBN
9780864886002
ISSN
19250506
Abstract
This guide provides users with easy to use charts to assist with the design of geosynthetic-reinforced unpaved roads over weak soils. It permits the estimation of key input parameters through simple procedures and judgment based on experience. Further optimization of designs may however be possible through detailed calculations and lab testing which are encouraged whenever feasible.
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Guide d'utilisation des géosynthétiques pour le renforcement des routes non revêtues.

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub53009
Author
Bober, Francis
Thiam, Papa-Masseck
Date
Juillet 2020
Material Type
guide
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Bober, Francis
Thiam, Papa-Masseck
Date
Juillet 2020
Material Type
guide
Research report
Physical Description
50 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Geosynthetics
Soil
Roads
Reinforcement
Series Number
Special Publication ; SP542
Language
French
ISBN
9780864885999
ISSN
07094523
Abstract
Ce guide propose des graphiques simples d’utilisation afin d’aider les utilisateurs dans la conception de routes non revêtues renforcées avec des géosynthétiques. Il permet d’estimer les principaux paramètres d’entrée à travers des procédures simples et le recours au jugement découlant de l’expérience. Lorsque possible, le recours à des essais en laboratoire est préconisé pour l’obtention de certaines données d’entrée.
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Effet des paramètres de conception sur la performance vibratoire des planchers massifs en bois

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Author
Hu, Lin J.
Date
Juin 2020
Material Type
research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Hu, Lin J.
Date
Juin 2020
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Design
Dowel-laminated timber (DLT)
Floor
Mass timber
Performance
Vibration
Series Number
InfoNote; 2020 n.5
Language
French
Abstract
La construction massive en bois est un terme générique qui englobe une grande variété de produits du bois épais et lourds, notamment le bois lamellé-croisé (CLT), le bois lamellé-goujonné (DLT), le bois lamellé-cloué et le bois lamellé-collé (GLT). À ce jour, les méthodes de conception à vibrations contrôlées ont surtout été élaborées pour les planchers en CLT.
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Effect of design parameters on mass timber floor vibration performance

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Author
Hu, Lin J.
Date
June 2020
Material Type
research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Hu, Lin J.
Date
June 2020
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Design
Dowel-laminated timber (DLT)
Floor
Mass timber
Performance
Vibration
Series Number
InfoNote; 2020 n.5
Language
English
Abstract
Mass timber is a generic name for a broad range of thick and heavy wood products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), dowel-laminated timber (DLT), nail-laminated timber (NLT), and gluelaminated timber (GLT), among others. So far, vibration-controlled design methods have been developed mostly for CLT floors.
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