Since 2000, all tractors and trailers manufactured in Canada are required to have anti-lock braking system (ABS).
It is difficult to keep these systems operational in off-highway applications such as log-hauling.
The most frequent issues with these systems involve wheel-speed sensors and wiring.
This guide provides a brief overview of these issues and recommends best practices for maintaining these systems.
This guide is intended to discuss mold-related issues and to assist the industry in the delivery of clean, mold-free products to the marketplace. Mold continues to be undesirable on wood products and can cause rejection of shipments by the customers and economic losses to the industry. This report provides an historic perspective on mold, defines mold and discusses why it became a major issue in the marketplace and how this relates to wood products. The main factors required for mold growth and expansion are discussed, as are methods of limiting mold growth. The best method of mold control is moisture control, which includes initial drying and keeping wood products dry.
Specifically we give best practice guidelines for controlling mold on logs, lumber, plywood/veneers, other composite panel products, wood chips/residues, and for wood products in service (buildings). Lumber is one of the key products of the wood industry and several specific guidelines in regard to mold control for lumber are available and covered in depth. This includes air-drying, kiln-drying, phytosanitary heat treatment, and chemical prophylactic treatment of green lumber. Some circumstances where control of moisture is not feasible will require either chemical treatments or water barriers to prevent mold growth. There is also a special section on lumber packaging and wrapping, and water repellents. Finally, the report reviews existing guidelines for mold cleaning and remediation.
This guide explores how the building industry in British Columbia can meet the challenges of reducing energy use in buildings, in part by effectively accounting for the impact of thermal bridging.
Most practitioners will find PART1 and Appendices A and B to be most useful. PART 1 outlines how to effectively account for thermal bridging. Appendices A and B provide a catalog of common building envelope assemblies and interface details, and their associated thermal performance data.
Researchers and regulators will be interested in PART 2 and PART 3, and Appendices C to E. They contain the cost-benefit analysis, and discussion on significance and further insights, of using this guide to mitigate thermal bridging in buildings.
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FPInnovations commissioned the Athena Institute to develop a biogenic carbon calculation tool for use
in Environmental Product Declarations, EPD’s, developed under their Product Category Rules, PCR, for
North American wood products. Athena has developed two such tools to supplement two types of LCA
Cradle-to-gate: Cradle-to-gate LCA refers to those that begin in the forest “cradle” and end with the
packaged product at the manufacturing “gate”. Business-to-business, B2B, EPD’s are developed form
Cradle-to-grave: Cradle-to-grave LCA includes the cradle-to-gate processes as well as the transportation
to user, end-use, and end-of-life treatment or “grave”. Business to Consumer, B2C, EPD’s are developed
from cradle-to-grave LCAs.
FERIC a produit un guide dans le but d’informer les industriels et entrepreneurs des différents facteurs à considérer afin de profiter des avantages que peut offrir la méthode semi-mécanisée par bandes. Il synthétise les connaissances acquises par FERIC et l’expertise développée par les entrepreneurs qui utilisent cette pratique.