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Price-Fixing Lawsuits Against CSSB Dismissed

July 01, 2020

A U.S. district court judge recently entered an order dismissing all class action lawsuits against the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau (CSSB) and other defendants regarding price-fixing claims, according to the CCSB. In February 2019, S&W Forest Products, Ltd., Maple Ridge, BC, filed a lawsuit in U.S. district court in Seattle against CCSB; Anbrook Industries […]

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Why We Need to Rethink the Business of Mid-Rise Wood Frame Student Housing

October 01, 2019

By Derek Hodgin, RBEC, RRO, PE, CDT While mid-rise wood frame construction has its own set of unique challenges,1 the student housing version of this relatively new product represents the “perfect storm” where the risk of performance issues is drastically increased.2 This opinion is based on the extent of problems that the author has investigated […]

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Tallest Timber Building in North America Under Construction in Toronto

October 01, 2019

T3 Bayside is currently under construction on the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto’s Bayside community. The 10-story structure will be 42 m (138 ft.) tall upon its completion – the tallest timber office building in North America. A second building of similar size and construction is planned next to it. Built in cross-laminated timber […]

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British Columbia to Allow 12-Story Wood Buildings

May 02, 2019

British Columbia has changed its building code to allow the construction of tall wood buildings, up to 12 stories. The previous limit was six stories. The change comes a year ahead of the anticipated 2020 update to the National Building Code (NBC) of Canada, which is expected to allow mass timber construction up to 12 […]

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Roof Decks A to Z; Part XII: Board Sheathing

February 01, 2019

By L.D. Hogan, RRC, FRCI, PE Abstract This is the twelfth in a series of articles examining various deck types. Of the numerous considerations necessary when selecting a roof system, the type of decking is among the most important. With the variety of decks to be encountered (both new and old), it is incumbent upon […]

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Oregon Approves Tall Timber Buildings

November 01, 2018

Oregon has become the first U.S. state to provide code approval for construction of tall-timber buildings (over six stories) via a hybrid approach. Crosslaminated timber and other mass timber products are allowed if the vertical elements of the seismic force-resisting system are concrete, steel, or masonry. It provided new classifications of “Type IV” or “heavy […]

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