Abstract: The way in which a tree grows and the nature of the resulting wood substance give rise to directional properties for strength and shrinkage which have important implications in the processing and use of wood.
Abstract: The directional strength and moisture response properties, moisture changes in service, processed forms of wood, and durability are discussed in relation to the ways in which wood can best be used in building.
Abstract: Precautions to be taken and recommended practice are discussed in a general way. The article emphasizes that building on filled sites, where the filling operation has been carefully controlled, can be and has been successful.
Subject: fills (materials); foundations; waste disposal; site analysis; Basements and foundations : Building on fill
Canadian Building Digest; no. CBD-87, ISSN: 0008-3097, Publication date: 1967-03
Abstract: Information is provided on reference manuals of use in current Canadian wood design practice. Other topics include: the classification of lumber, grade marking, design stresses, glue laminated construction, and lumber for residential construction.
Abstract: This paper is concerned chiefly with ice on the eaves of sloping roofs. It describes conditions necessary for formation of ice dams, how roof leakage occurs, and design precautions or remedial measures necessary to limit ice formation and leakage.
Subject: roofing; ice; pitched roofs; flat roofs; heating cables; ice dams; Snow and Ice loads; couvertures : Ice on roofs
Canadian Building Digest; no. CBD-89, ISSN: 0008-3097, Publication date: 1967-05
Abstract: Types of coatings applicable to the interior of buildings are described and their properties which influence selection for particular jobs discussed. Recommendations for the various surfaces of residential and commercial buildings are made.
Abstract: Basic design principles are given for rooms, ranging from classrooms to concert halls, whose chief function is effective communication from a source (a speaker or performer) to a group of listeners.
Abstract: Some problems that have developed in walls which incorporate precast panels in the conventional manner are described. The underlying causes are explained and shown to be linked to a basically faulty concept of wall design.
Abstract: This paper discusses principles of design for bituminous roofing membranes in relation to materials and application. It deals with the factors affecting the choice of bitumens and felts for the roof covering only, and compares several methods of felt application.
Subject: Roofing; roofs; water barriers; bituminous roofings; building felts; Roofs; Moisture performance; Couvertures : Roofing membrane design
Canadian Building Digest; no. CBD-95, ISSN: 0008-3097, Publication date: 1967-11
Abstract: Through discussion of the effects of dimension and shape of the sealant bead cross section, joint design principles and the factors influencing sealant durability, simple basic rules for the use of sealants are developed.