Building Enclosure Design Guide - Wood-Frame Multi-Unit Residential Buildings

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An excellent resource for industry professionals involved with the design and construction of building enclosures of multi-unit, wood-frame residential buildings. This guide explores the latest research, design and construction best practices. It addresses wood-frame construction in five- and six-storey mid-rise buildings and is one of the industry's most widely accepted reference guides.

  • An invaluable resource for builders, architects, industry educators and others
  • Explores building enclosure performance issues and solutions
  • Presents design guidelines for assemblies, details, components and materials 
  • Describes building enclosure systems and related Building Code requirements
  • Covers energy provisions for the building enclosure
  • Addresses maintenance and renewal planning over the service life of the building enclosure

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The guide was developed by the Province of British Columbia in partnership with BC Housing and the industry. It is endorsed by Engineers and Geoscientists of BC and the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC).

You can order a copy of this guide through Queen's Printer for British Columbia.

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