MONTREAL — Forest-sector non-profit FPInnovations has announced the launch of a revamped second edition of its Canadian CLT Handbook, a best-practices guide for using cross-laminated timber in building.
A Feb. 25 release said the guide offers technical information for the design and construction community, regulatory authorities, fire services and others, and is appropriate as a textbook for university-level timber engineering courses.
The two-volume handbook was funded by the B.C. government’s Forest Innovation Investment agency, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Natural Resources Canada, Structurlam, Nordic Structures, the Quebec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks, the Province of Alberta and the Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy.
FPInnovations and its partners first delivered Canadian and U.S. versions of the handbooks in 2011 and 2013 respectively.
The 2019 edition includes the new CLT provisions in the Canadian Standards Association’s Standard in Engineering Design in Wood. A new chapter provides a design prototype of an eight-storey mass-timber building.
“Building with wood impacts the entire forest-sector value chain by creating new products and markets and increasing the value of wood products. I’m proud of the expertise we’ve developed with our partners and pleased to share that expert knowledge with other industries,” said Stephane Renou, president and CEO of FPInnovations, in the statement.