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.
CCDC - Canadian Construction Documents Committee
CCDC Documents are relied on as familiar industry standards for their fairness and balance for all parties involved in a construction project. See the CCDC website for information + FAQ's:
CSSBI - Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute
Questions occasionally arise about how sheet steel building products meet the requirements of the National and Provincial building codes related to fire protection. The objective of this Fact Sheet is to highlight certain building code requirements and show how sheet steel building products comply. Read more here:
Sheet Steel Building Products Fire Facts 48-17
Recommendations - 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:
CSSBI - Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute
Sheet Steel Facts 18
Sheet Steel Products and Pressure Treated Wood
Many buildings will include wood members in applications such as sill plates, splash boards, strapping, purlins, door or window bucks, and posts. In some of these end-uses it is a requirement that the wood be chemically treated (pressure treated) to extend the service life. Designers and builders need to be aware that changes in the available wood perservatives may impact the durability of any connected steel components or fasteners. Read more here:
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 link has guidelines for daily truck inspections complete with samples
Reducing the Risk of Fire on your Farm
Operators need to perform a risk assessment of their farm buildings to consider the operational impact a fire could cause on their farm. As part of the risk assessment, direct specific attention toward the safety of family and employees, and the level of compliance with Codes requirements. All parties involved with designing, constructing and operating farm buildings must understand the importance of following best management practices to protect these large investments and the people working in the facilities.
Transitioning the Family Business
Ontario College of Trades Enforcement Officers