Skip header and navigation

69 records – page 1 of 7.

Alberta facts on wood series fact sheets for Balsam fir, Balsam poplar, Black spruce, Jack pine, Lodgepole pine, Tamarack, Trembling aspen, White birch, and White spruce

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub5602
Author
Lindenbach-Gibson, R.
Fell, David
Marinescu, Marian
Rice, J.
Date
March 2006
Edition
37756
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Lindenbach-Gibson, R.
Fell, David
Marinescu, Marian
Rice, J.
Contributor
Alberta Forestry Research Institute
Date
March 2006
Edition
37756
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
36 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Market Analysis
Subject
Alberta
Fir
Larix
Picea
Pinus
Populus
Value added
Series Number
Facts on wood series
W-2189B
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
Each fact sheet describes visual, physical and working properties for the species for the wood-consuming value added sector.
Alberta woods
Value added - Alberta
Abies balsamea
Populus balsamifera
Picea mariana
Pinus banksiana
Pinus contorta Dougl. var. latifolia
Larix laricina
Populus tremuloides
Betula papyrifera
Picea glauca
Documents
Less detail

An evaluation of the detection capacity of automated defect detection systems

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub42349
Author
Rancourt, V.
Date
March 2005
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Rancourt, V.
Date
March 2005
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Scanning
Series Number
Technology Profile ; TP-04-05E
E-4005
Location
Sainte-Foy, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Using automation to maximise yield from increasingly rare and costly raw materials is a solution that can help secondary wood producers improve their profitability. By integrating an automated defect detection system, lumber producers can potentially increase production output and grade recovery, helping them to strengthen their strategic business advantage. To develop a reference tool to assist in the choice of an appropriate defect detection system, Forintek conducted a detection capacity evaluation of commercially available equipment. Nineteen (19) manufacturers who work in the area of defect detection in lumber were contacted; of these, four agreed to participate in the study. The project objectives were based on requests from the producers: the evaluation focussed on the detection capacity of specific defects and not on the performance of the overall system. Defects were identified and an experimental evaluation was conducted to determine if the equipment recognised the defects or not. A decision tool based on a multi-criteria analysis has been proposed in the completed project report, to help producers identify the most appropriate defect detection system. However, no evaluation can be offered for the overall performance of the systems assessed, as production needs differ from producer to producer.
Defects - Detection
Documents
Less detail

Application de la colorimétrie aux produits en bois d'apparence

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub2410
Author
Rancourt, V.
Date
February 2006
Edition
38982
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Rancourt, V.
Date
February 2006
Edition
38982
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Series Number
E-4153
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
La couleur est un facteur crucial lors de la fabrication de produits en bois franc d'apparence, aussi, l'uniformité de la couleur d'un produit a un impact direct sur sa valeur finale. La majorité des fabricants de composants de bois régissent le classement de la couleur selon une interprétation subjective. Des échantillons servent de référence mais le classement est influencé par les paramètres invironnants et la perception individuelle de l'observateur.
Colour of wood
Documents
Less detail

Application of colorimetry for wood appearance products

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub2409
Author
Rancourt, V.
Date
February 2006
Edition
38981
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Rancourt, V.
Date
February 2006
Edition
38981
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Series Number
Technology Profile ; TP-05-01E
E-4152
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Colour is a crucial factor in manufacturing hardwood appearance products, and uniformity of colour has a direct impact on the final value of a product. Most wood component manufacturers classify colour using a subjective scale. Although reference samples are used, subjective classification is influenced by both environmental factors and individual perceptions.
Colour of wood
Documents
Less detail

Les assemblages mécaniques dans la construction en bois de fortes dimensions

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub38915
Author
Popovski, Marjan
Date
March 2004
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Popovski, Marjan
Date
March 2004
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Joints
Series Number
E-4012
Language
French
Abstract
Lors de la conception des structures en bois d’oeuvre, il importe que les éléments de la charpente, telles les poutres, les colonnes et les fermes, soient conçus de manière à résister aux charges prévues, puisqu’une chaîne n’est jamais plus forte que son maillon le plus faible. Il est tout aussi important que les assemblages de ces éléments soient conçus avec soin. Un assemblage doit pouvoir transmettre la charge et ses contraintes, d’un élément à un autre, en respectant des limites acceptables de déformation. Le rendement adéquat de l’assemblage importe particulièrement dans le cas des structures construites dans les régions sismiques, où la défaillance d’un assemblage peut entraîner l’effondrement de la structure lors d’un séisme important. L’introduction de divers produits du bois sur le marché a accru les occasions d’utiliser le bois dans diverses applications structurales, ajoutant ainsi à l’importance du rôle des assemblages dans les éléments structuraux.
Joints and fastenings - Connector - Strength
Documents
Less detail

Balsam fir : Alberta facts on wood series

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub5593
Author
Lindenbach-Gibson, R.
Fell, David
Marinescu, Marian
Rice, J.
Date
March 2006
Edition
37747
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Lindenbach-Gibson, R.
Fell, David
Marinescu, Marian
Rice, J.
Contributor
Alberta Forestry Research Institute
Date
March 2006
Edition
37747
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Market Analysis
Subject
Alberta
Fir
Value added
Series Number
Facts on wood series
W-2189C
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
Balsam fir is a native tree species to approximately two-thirds of the eastern Boreal forest across Canada. It is quite common in Alberta throughout the Slave Lake area and along the foothills (northern central regions of the province). Balsam fir can be found across a broad range of site conditions, preferring more shaded and competitive conditions. The species is rarely found in pure stands and is typically shorter-lived than the spruces. Balsam fir is a small-to medium-sized tree, 12 to 18 metres tall and 30 to 45 cm in diameter. On a national level, balsam fir accounts for nearly 12% of the total Canadian forest inventory. Its greatest proportion of total growing stock is located in southeastern Canada, especially in the Maritime Provinces, where it is considered a valuable commercial species. In Alberta, balsam fir accounts for a small percentage of the province’s softwood inventory – approximately 3%. The fact sheet describes visual, physical and working properties for this species for the wood-consuming value added sector.
Alberta woods
Value added - Alberta
Abies balsamea
Documents
Less detail

Balsam poplar : Alberta facts on wood series

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub5594
Author
Lindenbach-Gibson, R.
Fell, David
Marinescu, Marian
Rice, J.
Date
March 2006
Edition
37748
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Lindenbach-Gibson, R.
Fell, David
Marinescu, Marian
Rice, J.
Contributor
Alberta Forestry Research Institute
Date
March 2006
Edition
37748
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Market Analysis
Subject
Alberta
Populus
Value added
Series Number
Facts on wood series
W-2189D
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
Next to trembling aspen, balsam poplar is the most prominent deciduous species in Alberta’s boreal mixed forest. It is commonly found in the prairie forest transition zones throughout the south-central regions of the Boreal forest. While the species is common, it is rarely abundant. Situated mainly in mixed stands on rich soils, common associates to balsam poplar include: white spruce, aspen, paper birch and tamarack. Within Alberta, the species is widespread through Aspen Grove, Mixedwood and Lower Foothills sections of the province’s Boreal Forest Region. Apart from forested land, balsam poplar is also found on abandoned farmland, burned over areas and riverbanks. Trees are medium-sized, 18 to 24 metres tall and 30 to 60 cm in diameter. Balsam poplar comprises 15.1% of Alberta’s hardwood inventory; about 6% of Alberta’s total forest inventory. Balsam fir is a native tree species to approximately two-thirds of the eastern Boreal forest across Canada. It is quite common in Alberta throughout the Slave Lake area and along the foothills (northern central regions of the province). Balsam fir can be found across a broad range of site conditions, preferring more shaded and competitive conditions. The species is rarely found in pure stands and is typically shorter-lived than the spruces. Balsam fir is a small-to medium-sized tree, 12 to 18 metres tall and 30 to 45 cm in diameter. On a national level, balsam fir accounts for nearly 12% of the total Canadian forest inventory. Its greatest proportion of total growing stock is located in southeastern Canada, especially in the Maritime Provinces, where it is considered a valuable commercial species. In Alberta, balsam fir accounts for a small percentage of the province’s softwood inventory – approximately 3%. The fact sheet describes visual, physical and working properties for this species for the wood-consuming value added sector.
Alberta woods
Value added - Alberta
Populus balsamifera
Documents
Less detail

Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (BNA) : Processing facility

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub5743
Author
Champagne, P.
Blaquière, C.
Asman, P.
Date
March 2010
Edition
39402
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Champagne, P.
Blaquière, C.
Asman, P.
Date
March 2010
Edition
39402
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Ontario
Manufacturing
Series Number
Technical Services, Case Studies ; FN-1-CS
E-4756
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
English
Abstract
Remanufacturing
Value Added Manufacturing
Technology transfer
Documents
Less detail

Black spruce : Alberta facts on wood series

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub5595
Author
Lindenbach-Gibson, R.
Fell, David
Marinescu, Marian
Rice, J.
Date
March 2006
Edition
37749
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Lindenbach-Gibson, R.
Fell, David
Marinescu, Marian
Rice, J.
Contributor
Alberta Forestry Research Institute
Date
March 2006
Edition
37749
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Market Analysis
Subject
Alberta
Picea
Value added
Series Number
Facts on wood series
W-2189E
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
The distribution range of black spruce encompasses the entire width of North America, stretching from Newfoundland to Alaska. In Alberta, it is commonly found in poorly drained muskeg areas of northern and central regions of the province. Its distribution is sparse and/or absent on very dry sites where its common associate is jack pine. Within the upper foothills of the province, black spruce can be found with lodgepole pine, white spruce and balsam poplar. While pure stands of black spruce are common at the northern and northwestern limits of its growing range, it is also found in mixed stands of white birch, trembling aspen, white spruce and tamarack. The tree often has a characteristic cluster of branches at the top, framing a club or crowsnest. Considered one of the smallest of the eastern spruces, black spruce is a slow growing species reaching 9 to 15 metres in height and 15 to 30 cm in diameter. In areas with well-drained mineral soils, it can attain heights of 25 to 30 metres, however, swamp grown trees 200 years old may be only 5 to 15 cm in diameter. At the national inventory level, black spruce is grouped with red spruce and accounts for approximately 12% of Canada’s total softwood inventory, and 9% of the total national forest inventory. In Alberta, black spruce accounts for 130 million cubic metres or 15% of the province’s spruce inventory. The fact sheet describes visual, physical and working properties for this species for the wood-consuming value added sector.
Alberta woods
Value added - Alberta
Picea mariana
Documents
Less detail

Le bois canadien : naturellement renouvelable, incontestablement écologique

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39870
Contributor
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPCA)
Canadian Wood Council (CWC)
Date
2009
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Sustainable Construction
Contributor
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPCA)
Canadian Wood Council (CWC)
Date
2009
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
22 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Building materials
Wood
Renewable natural resources
Environment
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
Sustainability
Building construction - Design - Canada
Documents
Less detail

69 records – page 1 of 7.