Growing interest in wood-frame construction as an economical and environmentally responsible type of construction, along with the growth in the urban population, prompted the regulatory authorities of many provinces to allow taller wood-frame buildings in the last few years. Now, FPInnovations has published the Mid-rise Wood-Frame Construction Handbook to help facilitate the design and construction of such five- and six-storey buildings across Canada.
Intended to be used by those designing wood-frame midrises in compliance with the National Building Code of Canada (NBC), provincial codes, and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) O86, Engineering Design in Wood, the resource was developed in collaboration with the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) and the National Research Council (NRC), and with financial support from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). It comprises 10 chapters covering multi-disciplinary aspects, and brings together the knowledge of more than 40 experts and specialists in offering practical solutions to assist designers, architects, and engineers.
The handbook is available in a print and a print/pdf combo version at http://midriseguide.fpinnovations.ca.