Tag Archives: National Building Code of 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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Public review of proposed code changes on

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) has invited design/construction professionals and other interested parties to participate in its public review of proposed changes to the National Building Code of Canada 2015 (NBC), National Fire Code of Canada 2015 (NFC), and National Plumbing Code of Canada 2015 (NPC). The review will run on Codes Canada website until January 2, 2018.

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Designing structural anchorage to concrete

Annex D of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) A23.3-04, Design of Concrete Structures, introduces a new and comprehensive limit states design (LSD) procedure for determining factored tension and shear resistance of both cast-in-place (CIP) anchors and pre-qualified post-installed mechanical anchors installed in cracked and uncracked concrete.

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