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Prescriptive Residential Exterior Wood Deck Span Guide

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CWC has produced a new guideline on residential deck spans just in time for spring deck building season. The free guide includes span tables for incised or not incised deck joists and built up beams based on the CSA O86 and the National Building Code of Canada.

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Ontario Develops Best Practice Guideline for Fire Safety during Construction

As an organization dedicated to safe construction practices, the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) and its Ontario Wood WORKS! program expressed appreciation to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) for the opportunity to participate in the development of a best practice Guideline: Fire Safety during Construction of Five- and Six-Storey Wood Buildings in Ontario. Read the press release.

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Forest Product Industry First to Respond to Growing Climate Change Challenges

The Canadian Wood Council is supportive of the Forest Products Association of Canada’s May 2nd launch of the ‘30 by 30’ climate change challenge – a commitment to help Canada remove 30 megatonnes (MT) of CO2 by the year 2030. Read the press release.

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American and Canadian Wood Councils Announce two New Environmental Product Declarations

The American Wood Council (AWC) and the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) have announced the release of two new environmental product declarations (EPDs) for cellulosic fiberboard and laminated strand lumber (LSL), bringing the available EPDs for North American wood products to 11. Read the press release and check out the EPDs.

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Excellence in structural and architectural wood design recognized at 2016 Wood Design Awards in BC

Inspired and innovative designs of wood structures in smaller urban BC centres and mid-rise construction were in the spotlight tonight at the 2016 Wood Design Awards in BC. Included in the awards were many impressive large public buildings including a museum, visitor centre and a diplomatic property located outside of BC and Canada. read the press release.

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