Abstract: This Digest deals with the techniques used during construction to ensure a dry basement and the proper procedure for applying an interior finish to walls and floors. It considers only solid concrete walls in the discussion on insulation. An addendum of 1974 also discusses concrete block.
Subject: basements; damp proofings; paintwork; floor coverings; wall coverings; Basements and foundations : House basements
Canadian Building Digest; no. CBD-13, ISSN: 0008-3097, Publication date: 1961-01
Abstract: This Digest outlines some of the technical information which is available as a guide to the more efficient use of daylight and describes briefly the simpler of the design techniques which may be used.
Abstract: The strength required of small roofs depends on the loads to be resisted and the degree of safety desired. The provision of this strength depends primarily on the adequacy of the elements. This adequacy depends not only on the strength of the members but equally on the strength of the connections.
Subject: Roofing; roofs; roof framing; roof trusses; wood frame construction; snow loads; wind loads; design loads; Snow and Ice loads; Wind loads; Couvertures : Strength of small roofs
Canadian Building Digest; no. CBD-18, ISSN: 0008-3097, Publication date: 1961-06
Abstract: The problems of corrosion in buildings cover a wide range. This digest gives an outline of the main problems, along with basic principles to guide the designer in his efforts to reduce the huge economic loss caused by corrosion.
Subject:metal construction; corrosion; rusting; steel; ties ( reinforcement); prestressed concrete; water supply systems; piles; Corrosion (of reinforced concrete) : Corrosion in buildings
Canadian Building Digest; no. CBD-20, ISSN: 0008-3097, Publication date: 1961-08
Abstract: Cavity walls afford complete protection against rain penetration. The cavity wall must have a gutter at its base to collect leakage water and drains to direct water out of it. The two parts of the wall must be anchored together with metal ties that are corrosion resistant and adequately strong. The wall must have a cavity free of mortar or other material that may form a water bridge across it.
Abstract:This Digest considers the factors that affect the quality of a concrete floor-finish. Some information is also provided on the more commonly used surface treatments for concrete floors. Experience suggests that most failures can be attributed to improper design or poor workmanship and could have been avoided with careful attention to the factors that make for a quality installation.
Abstract: Heating load and building relative humidity in winter are affected by over-all air infiltration and ventilation rates. Since windows and doors usually represent the major source of air leakage in buildings, significant reductions of overall air infiltration are achieved principally by increasing the air-tightness of these components. Reduction of the air infiltration rate through windows, however, will not reduce exfiltration through other cracks and porous condensation. To overcome condensation problems resulting from exfiltration, cracks and porous construction must be eliminated on the warm side of the structure. In multi- story buildings air flow between floors should be restricted to reduce pressure differences resulting from chimney action.
Subject: air barriers; air leakages; air infiltration; air exfiltration; air tightness; windows; doors; surface condensation; Air and vapour barriers; Moisture performance; pare-air : Air leakage in buildings
Canadian Building Digest; no. CBD-23, ISSN: 0008-3097, Publication date: 1961-11
Abstract: It is the purpose of this Digest to set down the factors that affect the design and service life of gravel surfaced built-up roofing of the "hot application" type for flat or nominally flat roofs.
Subject: Roofing; built up roofings; durability; flat roofs; Roofs; Couvertures
Canadian Building Digest; no. CBD-24, ISSN: 0008-3097, Publication date: 1961-12