Tools of the trade
February 26, 2020

Canadian CLT Handbook

The two-volume 812-page CLT Handbook is the essential how-to resource for Canadian building professionals interested in construction and design using cross-laminated timber (CLT).

The edition covers:

  • manufacturing
  • structural design
  • connections
  • fire and environmental performance
  • lifting and handling of CLT elements

This latest edition includes updated regulations, the research and provisions for compliance with the CSA Standard in Engineering Design in Wood. A state-of-the-art design prototype of an eight-storey mass timber building is included in a newly added chapter.

The handbook was developed by FPInnovations, a non-profit specializing in creating solutions that support the global competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector, and its government and industry partners. A PDF of the handbook is available on FPInnovations’ website. Printed copies are available for a fee on Amazon’s Print-On-Demand platform beginning March 2, 2020. French language and US Editions are also planned.

Cross-laminated timber has been used in many projects in BC. The province is home to a growing number of CLT suppliers whose products are being used across North America.

Download the Handbook (~100MB)

Download the Handbook in French (~76MB)

FPInnovations download page

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