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Canadian Wood-Frame House Construction and Glossary of Housing Terms

Whether you’re a builder, renovator or student, Canadian Wood Frame House Construction and the Glossary of Housing Terms continue to be the go-to sources of information on residential construction best practices.

These two complementary publications reflect the many innovations and improved practices and technologies that are making their way into the new home construction and renovation markets.

  • Canadian Wood-Frame House Construction (PDF)
    An introductory guide for understanding and applying wood-frame house construction principles, this PDF version includes information on site planning, foundations, framing, mechanical and electrical services and finishes.
  • Glossary of Housing Terms: The A to Z of Housing Terms (PDF)
    Completely revised in 2013, this comprehensive, up-to-date glossary incorporates more than 300 new definitions to reflect current construction terminology. More than 1,200 housing terms are organized both alphabetically and by subject area. For each term, the French language translation is also provided.

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