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Education & Training

ILBA: Courses & Workshops On Log Building
International Log Builders Association lists courses, seminars, and workshops on log building practices and products.
Industry Information

NAHB: Annual Awards Recognizing Systems Built Marketing & Design
US National Association of Home Builders Building Systems Councils (BSC) announced winners of its annual Jerry Rouleau Awards for Excellence in Marketing and Home Design, honoring builders and manufacturers responsible for the finest marketing materials and home designs in the concrete, log, modular and panelized home building industry.
Industry Sectors

BC LTBIA: BC Log & Timber Building Industry Association
BC Log & Timber Building Industry Association is the business association representing interests of BC logbuilding and timberframing companies.

ILBA: International Log Builders Association
International Log Builders Association, dedicated to furthering handcrafted log building through education, information, and log building standards, offers a Web forum, a resources section, and hundreds of related links.

NAHB: US Log and Timber Homes Council
US National Association of Home Builders Log and Timber Homes Council serves the interest of suppliers and builders of log & timber homes.
Information Sources

BC LTB: Technical Information On Log & Timber Building
BC Log & Timber Building Industry offers information & Resources on building with log and timber products and systems.

Blog Cabin: DIY Network Resource Site On Log Cabins
Blog Cabin is a DIY Network TV series site that provides information for creating and enhancing your own log home.

ILBA: Publications & Resources On Log Building
International Log Builders Association sells various books on log buildings and construction.

ILBA: Technical Documents on Log Building
International Log Builder's Association offers some technical documents on various topics related to log building.

Loghomes: Resource Site On Log Homes
Log and Timber Homes Council, a US national organization of manufacturers of log homes, offers information and resources for builders and owners of log homes.

Precision Craft: Resources On Log & Timber Homes
Precision Craft a Boise, Idaho based log home builder provides comprehensive information for designing and building custom timber and log homes, including videos, blogs, articles, testimonials, newsletter archives, downloads and press releases.
Issues & Performance

BCLTB: Environmental Sustainability Of Log Homes
BC Log and Timber Builders says log and timber homes are a sustainable forms of construction.

BCLTBA: Building Enclosure & Energy Performance Of Log & Timber Homes
BC Log & Timber Building Association report Building Enclosure & Energy Performance Of Log & Timber Homes summarizes tests relating to three key aspects of performance and compliance with the building code: Water Penetration Control, Air Tightness; Energy Performance. (PDF)

BCLTBA: Implications Of Canadian & US Energy Codes On Log Home Construction
BC Log & Timber Building Association displays the FP Innovations paper on the Implications of Current and Future Canadian and US Energy Codes on Log Home Construction. (PDF)

BCLTBA: Log Wall Energy Test Results & Reports
BC Log & Timber Building Association online log wall energy test results and reports include Log Homes Code Compliance, LTR Summary and Next Steps, Laboratory Air Leakage and water Penetration Test Reports, Whole House Air Leakage Test Results, and Complete Energy Simulation Results.

GBA: Fixing A Leaky Log Home
Green Building Advisor describes why log homes pose unique challenges for air sealing and insulation.

RobPickett & Associates, LLC: Sound Transmission In Log Walls
RobPickett & Associates, LLC technical note provides details of sound transmission in log walls. (PDF)

US FPL: Fungal Decay & Discoloration In Log Homes
US Forest Product Laboratory paper Fungal Decay and Discoloration in Log Homes discusses some problems of wood deterioration and discoloration caused by such decay, stain and mold fungi. (PDF)

BCLTB: Contractors Guide To Reassembly & Finishing Log Structures
BC Log & Timber Builders online Guide to Reassembly & Finishing Log Structures for US Contractors enable log building companies to have a document they can provide to their client which outlines the various steps of the process for pre-assembly, reassembling and finishing their log home. (PDF)

BCLTIA: Purchasable Book On Log Home Construction
BC Log and Timber Building Industry Association book The Illustrated Guide to Log Home Construction is a comprehensive catalog of log construction assemblies with detailed description. $50 CDN

Fine Homebuilding: Raising A Hand-Hewn Log Cabin
Fine Homebuilding article describes how a couple designed and built their own hand-hewn log cabin.

Forintek: Protecting & Finishing Log Buildings
Forintek Canada bulletin covers log selection, protection in the yard & transit, design, finishing, annual maintenance, refinishing, nuisances for wood, log treatments, and sources of more information. 2003 (PDF)

JLC: Building Log Homes
Journal of Light Construction article covers the basics of log-home building and gives some pointers on setting up a niche construction company.
Product Supply

ILBA: Supplier Members Of Log Builders Association
International Log Builders Association provides listings of their members who provide products and services.
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