Draft Details

Designation:CSA O86
Contact name:[email protected]
Review start date:Sep 7, 2018
Review end date:Nov 7, 2018
Contact email:kat.crew(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

1  Scope

1.1  General

This Standard provides criteria, in accordance with the National Building Code of Canada for the structural design and evaluation of structures or structural elements made from wood or wood products, including:

graded lumber,

glued-laminated timber,

cross-laminated timber (CLT),

unsanded plywood,

oriented strand board (OSB),

composite building components,

shearwalls and diaphragms,

timber piling,

pole-type construction,

prefabricated wood I-joists,

structural composite lumber products,

permanent wood foundations,

plank decking,

nail laminated decking, and 

structural connections.

This Standard employs the limit states design method.

1.2  Terminology

In CSA Standards, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

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