Careful selection of materials critical to midrise engineered wood buildings: Engineer

By / Don Procter

The design and construction of midrise engineered wood buildings can be “compromised” without a careful selection of materials, connections and assemblies.

“Whether it is the right product for nailing or shrinkage or excessive deflection…you don’t want performance surprises,” Andy Teasell, a senior engineer at Weyerhaeuser’s Trus Joist product line, told an audience recently at a webinar hosted by the Canadian Wood Council.

Teasell said there are many complex facets to midrise engineered wood buildings that are not common in regulatory controls such as Part 9 of B.C.’s Building Code.