This webinar will cover two new free online tools developed by the Canadian Wood Council: CodeCHEK and FRR & STC Tool. Register today!

CodeCHEK helps designers to determine if and when lightweight wood-frame, heavy timber, mass timber and/or encapsulated mass timber construction can be used, and to determine the applicable construction requirements related to fire safety in Sections 3.1 and 3.2 of the National Building Code (NBC).

The FRR & STC (fire-resistance rating & sound transmission class) Tool helps designers in the determination of generic fire-resistance rating designs of lightweight wood-frame wall, floor, and roof assemblies using the Component Additive Method described in Appendix D of the NBC, which is referenced as an acceptable solution in Section 3.1 of the NBC and can be used for buildings permitted to be of combustible construction. In addition, the tool provides the sound transmission class (STC) value that is associated with each wall or floor assembly for which STC information is available.