In the pursuit of sustainable construction practices, the importance of timber framing cannot be overstated. Recognizing this, we are thrilled to announce the release of the "Sourcing Timbers from Quebec Guide to Basic Timber Framing." Crafted with precision and a commitment to environmental stewardship, this guide is a comprehensive resource for both novice and seasoned builders alike.

At its core, this guide aims to equip readers with essential technical information essential for designing timber frame elements sourced from sawmills within the Province of Quebec. From detailing available species and sizes to elucidating wood properties and structural systems, this document serves as a foundational toolkit for those venturing into timber framing construction.

Also, this technical document consolidates in one place useful information pertaining to timber and decking products manufactured in the Province of Quebec. It should be noted that Quebec timber sawmills draw their log supplies from both Canada and the United States and the timbers and decking elements extracted from the logs are mainly utilised in Northeastern US. Architects, engineers, builders, designers, and end users are the audiences targeted by the guide. Since the design of timber frame structures must be code compliant, several references are made in this document to US Codes and Standards.

To access the guide and embark on your timber framing journey, click here.

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