Abstract: This Digest contains a brief description of the physical processes involved in ground freezing and frost heaving and some suggestions on ways to prevent or diminish frost damage to various structures.
Subject: frost heaving; frost penetration; foundation walls; footings; driveways; Basements and foundations
Canadian Building Digest; no. CBD-26, ISSN: 0008-3097, Publication date: 1962-02
Abstract: Some of the features of wind near the surface of the earth are briefly described in this Digest. Particular attention is given to gustiness and to the rates of increase of both mean wind speeds and peak gust speeds with increases in height. A method of computing design wind speeds from wind observations available in Canada is outlined.
Subject: wind loads; high rise buildings; Air flow/Wind pressure : Wind on buildingsCanadian Building Digest; no. CBD-28, ISSN: 0008-3097, Publication date: 1962-04
Abstract: The harmful effects of water on building materials can hardly be over-emphasized. This Digest is intended to draw attention to these destructive mechanisms and to give a brief account of some of the phenomena involved.
Subject: Roofing; building materials; moisture content; expansion contraction; corrosion; mold (decay); wood ( materials); blistering; roofs; efflorescence; freezing; Hygrothermal properties : Water and building materials
Canadian Building Digest; no. CBD-30, ISSN: 0008-3097, Publication date: 1962-06
Abstract:The main purpose of this Digest is to discuss principles and features of effective fire protection. Although fire, and in particular fire in buildings, is an extremely complex subject, the designer can, with some knowledge of the basic principles involved, give rational consideration to the fire protection features of buildings.
Subject: combustion; fire spread; combustibility; flammability; fire compartments; Fire: Fire in buildings
Canadian Building Digest; no. CBD-31, ISSN: 0008-3097, Publication date: 1962-07
Abstract:The hazards of fire and explosion in operating rooms may too easily be treated as minor details. Architects, engineers and hospital administrators should be aware of the special nature of the equipment and facilities that can be provided. Full advantage of these facilities can be realized only if the operating room staff institute certain procedures and take certain precautions to avoid the sources of ignition of anaesthetic gases.
Abstract: No building is free from the threat of fire. A designer, however, can ensure that only limited damage will result if fire breaks out by reducing the over-all fire risk. There are various means at his disposal, but the single design feature that will contribute most to this reduction of risk is his use of fire-resistant construction to separate a building into fire-resistant compartments.
Abstract: This Digest attempts to outline the principles involved in approaching the problem of dripping in curling rinks, and to discuss some of the methods that might lead to a solution. The analysis suggests that some means of introducing heat into the building is probably the most generally applicable and effective condensation control, particularly in the colder areas in Canada. In conjunction with heating, a roof deck having some thermal insulation value should be used for reasons of heat economy and to provide maximum ceiling surface temperatures. Ceiling finishes having water- absorbing characteristics offer considerable advantages over finishes incapable of taking up moisture. Wood roof decking is an ideal ceiling finish as it not only provides thermal insulation but is also capable of absorbing water.