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Item: Building Enclosure Design Guide – Wood-Frame Multi-Unit Residential Buildings


SOLD OUT - New updated version to be released April 2019, please check back then.

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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

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


SOLD OUT - New version to released in early 2019

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