Tag Archives: Canada

Fire and sound control solutions for tall wood buildings

As we move toward taller timber buildings, fire and acoustics considerations for dwelling units above dwelling units is increasingly important. This article shares the results of National Research Council of Canada testing of various sound control assemblies to comply with new National Building Code of Canada (NBC) requirements. The results are beneficial for architects and specifiers working on wood-framed, multifamily structures.

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Canada invests in healthier homes and buildings

Last week, Jim Carr, Canada’s natural resources minister, announced a $182-million investment to increase energy efficiency and address climate change by improving how homes and buildings are designed, renovated, and constructed. The federal government is working with provinces, territories, and industry on energy code development, data sharing, research and development, and market transformation strategies for the building sector.

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Concrete association releases its EPD

Earlier this fall, the Canadian Concrete Pipe and Precast Association (CCPPA) presented their newly developed Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) to its membership. The declaration—developed and published by CCPPA and its members as well as verified by a third-party—reveals the potential environmental impact of concrete-based infrastructure products.

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