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Fire Performance of Log Walls

Fire resistance of log construction One frequently asked question is “How do log walls perform in a fire?” Log construction is extremely safe in the event of a fire. Logs char at the rate of 1.0 mm per minute so that the behavior of log con­struction in the event of a fire is predictable. As […]

Wooden skyscrapers: Sustainable homes of the future?

Researchers from Cambridge University’s Centre for Natural Material Innovation based at the Department of Architecture are working with PLP Architecture and engineers Smith and Wallwork on the future development of timber skyscrapers. Various teams around the world are hoping to produce the tallest wooden skyscraper, the research team from Cambridge have completed holistic work on […]

Why we should build wooden skyscrapers

Building a skyscraper? Forget about steel and concrete, says architect Michael Green, and build it out of … wood. As he details in this intriguing talk, it’s not only possible to build safe wooden structures up to 30 stories tall (and, he hopes, higher), it’s necessary. Michael Green wants to solve architecture’s biggest challenge — […]

APA – The Engineered Wood Association

APA is a nonprofit trade association that has grown and evolved with the engineered wood industry. APA was founded in 1933 as the Douglas Fir Plywood Association, and was later recognized as the American Plywood Association. In 1994, APA changed its name to APA – The Engineered Wood Association to better reflect the range of […]

Windows and doors for log homes

Windows affect not only the look and feel of your home, but also its energy efficiency. There are a few things to consider when choosing windows. Window Glazing Windows have three major glazing options: single glaze, double glaze and triple glaze. Climate will influence your choice. For mild climates, a single-glaze window may provide all […]

Log home maintenance products

Wood is one of the longest standing building materials in existence, with evidence showing homes built over hundreds of years ago used timber as a primary source for construction materials. So when you build a log house, you may be confident it will last for generations. Proper maintenance will keep it looking great throughout the […]

Canadian energy code

Interim changes to the National Building Code of Canada 2010 (NBC) that were published in December 2012 included incorporation of energy efficiency requirements for housing and small buildings. Some of the new requirements affect the construction of log homes. To help Code users understand these changes, the following questions and answers have been prepared.

Building Energy Codes Program

The adoption of model codes presents a significant opportunity to save energy in residential and commercial buildings. The U.S. does not have a national energy code or standard, so energy codes are adopted at the state and local levels of government. Through the Building Energy Codes Program (BECP), DOE provides technical assistance to state and […]

Wood Design & Building

“If you are not sold on wood construction, you will be after viewing the many projects documented in WD&B“ Henry Walthert, Wood Preservation Canada Wood Design & Building is an award-winning magazine that is exclusively about wood use in architecture and construction. The magazine brings readers valuable and inspirational content on the latest industry updates, technical […]

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