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Drying of balsam and subalpine fir: for a better understanding

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52906
Author
Lavoie, Vincent
Date
November 2019
Material Type
Research report
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Lavoie, Vincent
Date
November 2019
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Subject
Air drying
Balsam
Drying
Fir
Logs
Lumber
Moisture content
Performance
Sawmills
Subalpine fir
Wet pockets
Wood yards
Series Number
FPI WP 2019
Language
English
Abstract
The findings of recent studies from both eastern and western Canada have shown that the drying behaviour of subalpine fir (A. lasiocarpa) and balsam fir (A. balsamea) is similar, which allows common solutions to be applied based on research conducted on one species of fir or the other. This article summarizes previous research findings and good practices that can be adopted in the short term to improve the drying of fir.
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Encapsulated mass timber construction: Guidelines for encapsulation details and techniques

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7689
Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Geraghty, Simon
Jeske, Judy
Rahmani, Alma
Dorsey, Cheryl
Date
June 2019
Edition
52884
Material Type
manual
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Geraghty, Simon
Jeske, Judy
Rahmani, Alma
Dorsey, Cheryl
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Date
June 2019
Edition
52884
Material Type
manual
Physical Description
9 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Wood
Fire
Building code
Residential construction
Language
English
Abstract
The purpose of this guide is to provide an introduction to the concept of encapsulated mass timber construction. This guide provides an overview of encapsulation techniques for mass timber construction, and other related fire protection measures, and summarizes some approved encapsulation materials and application methods and identifies additional requirements for safety during construction. This guide is intended to help architects, engineers and designers by reducing uncertainty and allowing for more confidence in design, as well as providing authorities having jurisdiction and inspectors with a reference for simple design review.
Funded by Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry through FPInnovations with Morrison Hershfield Limited
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Evaluating fire performance of nail-laminated timber

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52830
Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Dagenais, Christian
Bénichou, Noureddine
Date
March 2019
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Dagenais, Christian
Bénichou, Noureddine
Contributor
Forertry Innovation Investment Ltd.
Date
March 2019
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
44 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Building construction
Fire
Nailing
Laminate product
Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)
Mechanical properties
Language
English
Abstract
The objective of this work is to generate fire resistance data for NLT assemblies to address significant gaps in technical knowledge. This research will support designers and builders in the use of mass timber assemblies in larger and taller buildings, as well as provide scientific justification for Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to review and accept this construction method. The intent is to demonstrate that NLT construction can meet or exceed NBCC fire safety requirements for use in buildings of mass timber construction. The data could be used towards the inclusion of an NLT fire resistance calculation methodology into Annex B of CSA O86 – Engineering Design for Wood [4], which currently addresses only glue-laminated timber (GLT), structural composite lumber (SCL) and cross-laminated timber (CLT).
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Evaluating fire performance of nail-laminated timber: influence of gaps

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub51038
Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Dagenais, Christian
Date
March 2019
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Dagenais, Christian
Date
March 2019
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
61 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Building construction
Fire
Nailing
Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)
Mechanical properties
Safety
Language
English
Abstract
The objective of this work is to generate fire performance data for NLT assemblies to address gaps in technical knowledge. This project aims to study how the size of gaps between NLT boards might affect charring of an assembly and its overall fire performance. This research will support designers and builders in the use of mass timber assemblies in larger and taller buildings, by ensuring fire safe designs.
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Evaluating fire performance of nail-laminated timber: surface flammability

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52832
Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Dagenais, Christian
Date
March 2019
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Dagenais, Christian
Contributor
Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd.
Date
March 2019
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
86 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Building construction
Fire
Nailing
Cross Laminated Timber (CLT)
Mechanical properties
Safety
Language
English
Abstract
The objective of this project is to establish fundamental fire performance data for the design and specification of NLT assemblies; this project specially addresses determining FSRs for NLT. The goal of this project is to confirm that NLT, when used as a mass timber element, has a lower FSR than standard thickness SPF boards when tested individually and flatwise. The project also considers how the surface profiles, design details, and the direction of an assembly might influence flame spread. This includes the evaluation of typical architectural features, such as a ‘fluted’ profile. Having this technical information will support project approvals for the use of NLT elements in larger and taller wood buildings, as well as provide scientific justification for Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to review and accept this construction method. This research will provide the evidence for designers to demonstrate their design have met or exceeded fire safety requirements. Ultimately the intent is to expand the adoption of manufactured solid timber construction for larger and taller buildings, as well as for non-traditional wood markets (such as institutional or commercial buildings). Other aspects of this project (in separate reports) include evaluating fire resistance of NLT, and assessing how NLT charring rates might be affected by gaps between boards.
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Illustrated guide for designing wood-frame buildings in Alberta to meet the National Energy Code of Canada for buildings

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52794
Author
Wang, Jieying
Date
March 2019
Material Type
guide
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Wang, Jieying
Date
March 2019
Material Type
guide
Research report
Physical Description
45 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Wood frame
Building construction
Energy
Alberta
Climate
Series Number
Special Publication SP-536
Location
Alberta
Language
English
ISBN
9780864885852
ISSN
19250509
Abstract
This guide was developed by FPInnovations and its partners to assist in the design and construction of durable and energy-efficient wood-frame buildings in Alberta. The Province adopted the National Energy Code for Buildings 2011, as of November 1, 2016, in order to comply with the energy-efficiency requirements for large buildings (Part 3). It is now also possible, with new building regulations, to build wood structures with a maximum of six storeys or 18 m height in Alberta. This guide aims to provide solutions for the building envelope (enclosure) of Part 3 wood buildings, particularly five- and six-storey wood-frame buildings, to meet the prescriptive thermal requirements of the new energy code. A range of wood-based exterior wall and roof assemblies are covered, based on light wood frame or mass timber, and various thermal insulation materials are discussed. Effective R-values are calculated based on typical thermal insulation values of commonly used materials. This document also covers key considerations for building envelope design to maintain long-term durability in Alberta’s varied climate.
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Petawawa Research Forest Centennial Bridge

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7677
Author
Koo, Kenneth
Prevost, Glen
Pineau, John
Date
February 2019
Edition
52783
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Koo, Kenneth
Prevost, Glen
Pineau, John
Date
February 2019
Edition
52783
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Research
Bridges
Forestry
Language
English
Abstract
Meridian Road is an access road at the PRF and leads to research, forest management, and recreational sites. A multi-cell culvert system at Young’s Creek recently failed (bottom left), and the crossing needed large-scale maintenance to allow the continued movement of logging trucks, vehicles, and research teams. The culvert failure negatively impacted water flow and habitat. To rectify these issues, a modern, single-lane engineered wood product (EWP) bridge, named Centennial Bridge (bottom right), was installed and built by Corington Engineering Inc., of Renfrew, Ontario. The experience at the PRF is of interest to sustainable forest licence (SFL) holders (and municipalities) looking to gain more knowledge about the construction and design of EWP access road bridges. The goal of this case study was to highlight the main construction and design details of Centennial Bridge and draw some comparisons to conventional steel-logging road bridges.
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Pont du centenaire de la forêt expérimentale de Petawawa, Chalk River, Ontario

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7684
Author
Koo, Kenneth
Prevost, Glen
Pineau, John
Date
Février 2019
Edition
52841
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Koo, Kenneth
Prevost, Glen
Pineau, John
Date
Février 2019
Edition
52841
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Research
Bridges
Forestry
Language
French
Abstract
Le pont du Centenaire de la FEP est un excellent exemple de la construction d'un pont moderne sure une route forestière avec les nouveaux produits de bois d'ingénierie (PBI).
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Product cateogry roles for North American corrugated products. FPInnovations, PCR 2019. UN CPC 32153: cartons, boxes, cases, record sleeves and other packing containers (except bags)

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7912
Author
FPInnovations
Date
May 2019
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
FPInnovations
Date
May 2019
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
31 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Corrugated boxes
EPD
Product category rules (PCR)
Life cycle assessment LCA
Standards
Series Number
WP PCR 2019
Language
English
Abstract
This product category rules (PCR) document is intended to provide guidelines for conducting life cycle assessments (LCAs) and preparing environmental product declarations (EPDs) for corrugated products (including but not limited to corrugated boxes) manufactured in North America (see section 5 for definition of product category). The users of this PCR will be manufacturers of North American corrugated products and other interested parties. This PCR has been developed under the general program instructions for the FPInnovations’ EPD Program issued March 2013. The PCR presents a structure that is intended to ensure a harmonious approach is taken to derive, verify and present EPDs for corrugated products produced in North America.
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Review of glyphosate use in British Columbia Forestry

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52897
Author
Hunt, Jim
Matute, Pamela
Date
November 2019
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hunt, Jim
Matute, Pamela
Contributor
BC Ministry of Forestry, Land, Natural Resources
Date
November 2019
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
51 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Forestry
Glyphosate
Herbicide
Silviculture
Soil
Water
Series Number
Technical Report; TR 2019 N21
Language
English
Abstract
The present is a review of current glyphosate use in British Columbia forestry, peer-reviewed forest science on the impacts of glyphosate use on forests, and input from stakeholders. The use of glyphosate in relation to the multiple values pertinent to forest management in British Columbia was considered. This report focuses on the silvicultural application of glyphosate as a vegetation management tool in re-establishing forest stands post-harvest.
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