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Instrumentation for monitoring performance in a six-storey building in Vancouver built for high energy performance

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7512
Author
Wang, Jieying
Thomas, Tony
Date
March 2018
Edition
49833
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
FPInnovations ─ Report Title 1 Instrumentation for Monitoring Performance in a Six-Storey Building
Author
Wang, Jieying
Thomas, Tony
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Date
March 2018
Edition
49833
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
24 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Monitoring
Performance
Buildings
Energy
Moisture content
Air
Series Number
Transformative Technology ; TT 2018
Language
English
Abstract
This report documents the instrumentation installed for monitoring moisture, indoor air quality and differential movement performance in a six-storey building located in the City of Vancouver. The building has five storeys of wood-frame construction above a concrete podium, providing 85 rental units for residential and commercial use. It was designed and built to meet the Passive House standard and, once certified, will be the largest building in Canada that meets this rigorous energy standard. Although the design and construction focused on integrating a number of innovative measures to improve energy efficiency, much effort was also made to reduce construction costs. One example of the design measures is the use of a highly insulating exterior wall assembly that integrates rigid insulation between two rows of wall studs as interior air and vapour barriers. This monitoring study aims to generate data on long-term performance as part of FPInnovations’ effort to assist the building sector in developing durable and energy efficient wood-based buildings, which is expected to translate into reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions from the built environment. The monitoring focuses on measuring moisture performance of the building envelope (i.e., exterior walls, roof, and sill plates); indoor environmental quality including temperature, humidity, and CO2; and vertical differential movement between exterior walls and interior walls below roof/roof decks. In total, 79 instruments were installed during the construction. The next steps of this study will focus on collecting and analysing data from the sensors installed, and assessing performance related to the building envelope and vertical differential movement. FPInnovations will also collaborate with CanmetENERGY of Natural Resources Canada to monitor heat recovery ventilators and to assess whole-building energy efficiency and occupant comfort. This is expected to start after the mechanical systems are fully commissioned during occupancy. Results of these upcoming phases of work will be published in future reports.
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Matching helicopter drop volumes to wildfire intensity, 2015 project update

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9801
Author
Ault, Ray
Date
2015
Material Type
presentation
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ault, Ray
Date
2015
Material Type
presentation
Physical Description
13 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Forestry
Subject
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Monitoring
Chemical testing
Series Number
Wildfire 9801 2015
Language
English
Abstract
Objectives include determining the threshold fire intensity at which helicopter bucket drops no longer have the desired effect and building a matrix to show how many gallons of water per hour is required to reduce the HFI class of a wildfire.
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Modification of the Alberta helitorch valve (a university of Alberta Mechanical Engineering MEC E Capstone 460 project), 2015 project update

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9802
Author
Campbell, Roy
Date
2015
Material Type
presentation
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Campbell, Roy
Date
2015
Material Type
presentation
Physical Description
7 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Forestry
Subject
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Monitoring
Machinery
Series Number
Wildfire 9802 2015
Language
English
Abstract
Objective of the project is to evaluate current valve design and propose re-design options with minimal torch modification
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Recommendations for a wetland crossings monitoring protocol. A report for the Foothills Stream Crossing Partnership

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7696
Author
Nason, Sarah
Osko, Terry
Gillies, Clayton
Gingras, Beverly
Pyper, Matthew
Date
November 2019
Edition
52927
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Recommendations for a Wetland Crossings Monitoring Protocol A report for the Foothills Stream
Author
Nason, Sarah
Osko, Terry
Gillies, Clayton
Gingras, Beverly
Pyper, Matthew
Contributor
Circle T Consulting
Ducks Unlimited Canada
FUSE
Date
November 2019
Edition
52927
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
113 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Roads
Road construction
Monitoring
Environment
Series Number
Report
Language
English
Abstract
The main focus of this report is to provide recommendations regarding what parameters could be measured in the field to assess the environmental and structural performance of wetland crossings. A secondary focus of the report is to make general recommendations for structuring a potential monitoring program, including factors such as frequency/timing of monitoring, personnel/training considerations, and reporting and data management. To collect the information required to make these recommendations, we completed a literature review, six interviews with reosurce extraction companies and regulatory agencies, and field tours of two forestry companies' wetland crossings.
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Resource roads across wetlands: monitoring road settlement

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub44231
Author
Partington, Mark
Date
March 2016
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
fpinnovations.ca RESOURCE ROADS ACROSS WETLANDS: MONITORING ROAD SETTLEMENT Mark Partington, RPF
Author
Partington, Mark
Date
March 2016
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Roads
Monitoring
Culverts
Maintenance
Surveys
Series Number
FO InfoNote ; 2016 n.6
Language
English
Abstract
The forested landscapes in Canada feature numerous wetlands, such as fens, bogs, and swamps that present both environmental and operational challenges during the planning and construction of resource roads. In 2013, FPInnovations documented the construction of a section of resource road built across a treed bog and established a 700-m section for long-term monitoring. The road presented in this Info Note is located in the Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries’ Forest Management Agreement area in northeast Alberta. This Info Note describes the results of the road elevation and culvert surveys following two years of monitoring. Further information on the construction techniques used at this site is available in Winter road construction for all-season access across a wetland (Gillies, 2014).
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Resource roads and wetlands: a guide for planning, construction and maintenance

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub6092
Author
Partington, Mark
Gillies, Clayton
Smith, C.
Morissette, J.
Date
July 2016
Edition
44248
Material Type
guide
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
............................................................. 73 Temporary winter crossings........................ 75 Monitoring road performance
Author
Partington, Mark
Gillies, Clayton
Smith, C.
Morissette, J.
Contributor
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Date
July 2016
Edition
44248
Material Type
guide
Research report
Physical Description
88 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Roads
Road construction
Monitoring
Environment
Series Number
Special Publication SP-530E
Language
English
Abstract
The focus of this guide is on the planning, construction, and maintenance practices for resource roads that cross wetlands. Poor bearing capacity soils and an abundance of water are characteristic of wetlands. This guide focuses on two primary issues: 1. Ensuring that resource roads that cross wetlands function at the required design and performance levels to allow forest access and hauling operations in a cost-effective manner; 2. Reducing the impacts of resource roads on the flow characteristics of wetlands. This guide involves FPInnovations and Ducks Unlimited Canada.
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Routes d'accès aux ressources dans les milieux humide: suivi du tassement

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub44235
Author
Partington, Mark
Date
March 2016
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Partington, Mark
Date
March 2016
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
3 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Roads
Monitoring
Culverts
Maintenance
Surveys
Series Number
FO InfoNote ; 2016 n.6 F
Language
French
Abstract
Les paysages forestiers canadiens regorgent de milieux humides (tourbières minérotrophes, tourbières ombrotrophes et marécages) qui présentent des difficultés sur le plan environnemental et opérationnel lors de la planification et de la construction de routes d’accès. En 2013, FPInnovations a documenté la construction d’une route d’accès aménagée dans une tourbière boisée et a établi une section de 700 m pour un suivi à long terme. La route présentée ici est située dans le territoire de l’accord d’aménagement forestier d’Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries, dans le nord-est de l’Alberta. La présente Infonote décrit les mesures de l’élévation de la route et les résultats de l’étude des ponceaux après deux ans de suivi. On trouvera plus d’information sur les techniques de construction utilisées à ce site dans le document intitulé Winter road construction for all-season access across a wetland (Gillies, 2014).
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Routes d'accès et milieux humides : guide sur la planification, la construction et l'entretien

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub44256
Author
Partington, Mark
Gillies, Clayton
Gingras, Beverly
Smith, C.
Morissette, J.
Date
November 2016
Material Type
guide
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Partington, Mark
Gillies, Clayton
Gingras, Beverly
Smith, C.
Morissette, J.
Contributor
Canards Illimités Canada
Date
November 2016
Material Type
guide
Research report
Physical Description
81 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Road construction
Monitoring
Environment
Series Number
Publication spéciale SP-530F
Location
Pointe Claire, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
Ce guide porte sur les pratiques liées à la planification, à la construction et à l'entretien des routes d'accès qui traversent des milieux humides. La faible capacité portante des sols et l'abondance d'eau sont des caractéristiques des milieux humides. Ce guide vise à fournir l'information qui permettra de : S'assurer que les routes d'accès qui traversent des milieux humides offrent la capacité portante nécessaire à la conception et aux opérations de transport avec un bon rapport coût-efficacité; Atténuer les impacts des routes d'accès sur les caractéristiques d'écoulement des milieux humides.
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Surveillance des opérations sylvicoles par GPS

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40377
Author
Ryans, Mark
Date
July 2002
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Ryans, Mark
Date
July 2002
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
10 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Silviculture
Monitoring
Operations
Global positioning system (GPS)
Application
Advantage
Series Number
Avantage ; Vol. 3, No. 18
Language
French
Abstract
Surveillance par GPS
Opérations sylvicoles
Mise en application
Abstract
La surveillance des opérations sylvicoles par GPS est une méthode efficace pour mesurer les superficies et assurer un suivi du rendement de l'équipement. FERIC, qui évalue depuis plusieurs années l'utilisation du GPS pour surveiller l'équipement sylvicole, a préparé le présent rapport qui documente les leçons pratiques que nous avons tirées de cette recherche.
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Surveillance par GPS d'abatteuses-groupeuses en coupe sélective

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40366
Author
Reynolds, Rick
Date
Feburary 2002
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Reynolds, Rick
Date
Feburary 2002
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Systems
Monitoring
Satellite
Operations
Global positioning system (GPS)
Feller
Advantage
Series Number
Avantage ; Vol. 3, No. 2
Language
French
Abstract
Systèmes de positionnement par satellites (GPS)
Essai opérationnel
Abatteuses-groupeuses
Surveillance des machines
Détermination de la superficie
Loktor path tracker
Abstract
Le rapport présente les résultats d’une étude portant sur l’utilisation d’un système de bord pour surveillance par GPS, aux fins de cartographie des blocs de coupe. Les systèmes actuels de surveillance par GPS peuvent servir à enregistrer le déplacement des abatteuses-groupeuses mais ne tiennent pas compte des mouvements du mât; donc, ils ne permettent pas nécessairement de calculer les superficies et de localiser les limites des blocs avec assez de précision pour répondre aux exigences de la réglementation.
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