The following information may be of interest to CFBA members:
October 29, 2022: Specification Guide for Non-Residential Pressure Treated Wood Products; Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial
In response to questions regarding the use of pressure treated wood, Wood Preservation Canada (WPC) partnered with the Canadian Wood Council to develop a Specification Guide for Non-Residential Pressure Treated Wood Products; Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial . This guide contains information regarding the pressure treating process, regulatory requirements, wood species, incising process, CSA Standards and the Use Category System, where and how to order, and many additional details regarding the use of pressure treated wood. We are pleased to share this information received from WPC that may be of interest to our members.
February 2, 2022 Webinar: Wood Preservation - The Importance of Proper Specification
This webinar will describe the wood preservatives used in Canada and how they are regulated and standardized. End-use applications, specification, and performance will also be discussed. Register for this complimentary webinar.
Wood Preservation Canada: Barn Post Specification
Wood Preservation Canada has provided the CFBA with an updated version of the newly developed Barn Post Specification Guide, now titled Pressure Treated Structural Barn Posts - A Specifiers Guide (effective December 2021). French language version available here . We suggest that you contact Wood Preservation Canada directly to confirm you are working with the most current information available.
Wood Preservation Standards: Non Residential Applications
View the updated Wood Preservation Standards - Non Residential Applications Guide on the Wood Preservations Canada website. As per Wood Preservations Canada, the documents have been developed by Wood Preservation Canada (WPC) to assist purchasers and users in the specifying of non residential treated wood products. To support in this effort some background information is provided about wood, wood treatments, manufacturing, preservative chemicals, quality assurance and inspection, the Use Category System and wood treatment standards. We suggest that that you contact Wood Preservation Canada directly to confirm you are working with the most current information available.
Additional Wood Specification Guides are available on the Wood Preservation Canada website.
The following presentations were delivered by guest speakers at the CFBA's Annual Conference held on February 28th, 2020. Educational topics and presenters are indicated. We sincerely thank our supporters. (Please note: the information provided herein is from the presenters / guest speakers and does not necessarily represent the opinion of nor advice from the Canadian Farm Builders Association.)
Recommendation - Barn Features to Accommodate Modular Loading of Poultry
Recommendations for new barns and for retrofitting existing poultry barns as recommended by The Association of Ontario Chicken Processors (AOCP), The Poultry Services Association (PSA), and the Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO), effective July 2017:
The following PowerPoint Presentations were delivered at the CFBA's 2017 Annual Conference held on Friday, January 27, 2017. Educational topics and presenters are indicated. We sincerely thank our supporters:
National Farm Building Code - Update
Will Teron, Tacoma Engineers
Precast in Construction of Farm Buildings
Jason Stubbe, Stubbes Precast
Construction Health and Safety
Vince La Tona, Ministry of Labour
Construction Lien Act Reform – Update
Edward Dreyer, Madorin, Snyder LLP
R-Wall© Thermal Composite Structural Panels - Time and Cost Savings in Farm Building Construction
Terry Rothwell, Tampa Hall
Getting to know your Building Inspector - What a Builder/Contractor needs to know about the Building Permit and Inspection Process
Matt Farrell, Township of Huron Kinloss and Ontario Building Officials Association
Ventilation - New and Emerging Technology in Livestock Buildings
Rick McBay, Faromor Ltd.
Heartland Farm Mutual - Barn Fire Inspection Findings & Loss Prevention Solutions
Jim Zyta, Heartland Farm Mutual
Modular Construction in Farm Buildings - The Steel Factor
Greg Burke, Vicwest
MiTek Canada: MiTek Canada and the CFBA recently partnered on a seminar to educate CFBA members about mitigating factors related to the corrosion of truss plates in high-humidity agricultural applications. The following is an information sheet created by MiTek to reinforce the information provided in the seminar.
This is the story of an historic turnaround: the transformation of Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board into a fiscally sustainable and accountable organization that is more responsive to the needs of injured workers, employers and our economy.
Evolution of Farm Buildings
A look back at 25 years of agricultural building design and what has changed! A historical review of agricultural construction and an open forum discussion on what the future holds.
The following PowerPoint Presentations were delivered at the CFBA's 2016 Annual Conference held on January 29, 2016. Educational topics and presenters are indicated. We sincerely thank our supporters:
Farm Lighting & Energy Incentives
Construction Law: Drafting of Contracts
Lianne J. Armstrong
Evolution of Agricultural Buildings:
A Historic Review, Current and Future Considerations
Steven Adema, P.Eng.
Principal, Tacoma Engineers
Advances in Laser and GPS for Construction
Dan Hendriks, Geoshack
Farm Structures: Leassons Learned & Opportunities for Improvement
Steve Beadle, P.Eng.
Reform of the Construction Lien Act
Ted Dreyer, Madorin, Snyder LLP
Barristers and Solicitors
Certificate of Recognition