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2015 Wood Design Manual is now available!

Wood Design Manual 2015

Purchase your copy today!. The Wood Design Manual is the essential wood design publication. The 2015 edition (published 2016) is updated in compliance with National Building Code of Canada 2015 and CSA Standard O86-2014. The major updates include the mechanics based approach for determining the shear resistance of shearwalls and diaphragms along with the selection tables that were developed based on this methodology. Also included are updated nails, screws and bolts selection tables, and design information on mid-rise wood frame construction. The 2015 Wood Design Manual includes the “Engineering design in wood” Standard (CSA O86-14) and is available in a printed format. An electronic format will be available soon.

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An Introduction to Brock Commons – UBC’s Tall Wood Building

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Press Release – Tall Wood Building Momentum Reaches Québec

Canadian Wood Council Applauds Announcement of the Origine Project.

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Prescriptive Residential Exterior Wood Deck Span Guide

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CWC has produced a new guideline on residential deck spans just in time for spring deck building season. The free guide includes span tables for incised or not incised deck joists and built up beams based on the CSA O86 and the National Building Code of Canada. Read the Guide.

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Ontario Develops Best Practice Guideline for Fire Safety during Construction

As an organization dedicated to safe construction practices, the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) and its Ontario Wood WORKS! program expressed appreciation to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) for the opportunity to participate in the development of a best practice Guideline: Fire Safety during Construction of Five- and Six-Storey Wood Buildings in Ontario. Read the press release.

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