Wood Design Manual 2020

The Canadian Wood Council (CWC), founded in 1959, represents the Canadian wood products industry through a national federation of associations. The CWC provides technical and knowledge transfer services across the following areas:

• Building Codes
• Design Standards
• Product Standards
• Test Standards

The 2020 Wood Design Manual is the Canadian reference on the design of timber structures, according to Part 4 of the 2020 National Building Code of Canada (NBC) and the “Engineering design in wood” standard (CSA O86:19).

The Wood Design Manual provides practitioners with essential information for the design of structural wood components following a Part 4 engineered design approach. This publication provides guidance and design examples on sawn and engineered wood members, their connections and fire design. The most common design situations encountered by practicing engineers are covered through intuitive Selection Tables.

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Wood Design Manual 2020