University of Waterloo, Canada

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Description: 

Recently completed, University of Waterloo used Plyboo plywood veneer and flooring extensively throughout the school. Applications included Havana strand and edge grain amber plywood for wall systems. A first on this project was the use of Havana strand veneers in the construction of over 300 doors in this contemporary space. Havana strand flooring and custom stair treads featured prominently in the design.

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Industry: 
Educational
Location: 
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Architect/Designer: 
Kuwabara Payne McKenna, Blumberg Architects
Materials: 
Amber Edge Grain Plywood, Havana Strand Plywood and Flooring, Havana Strand Veneer
LEED Credits: 
Possible LEED Credits: IEQc4.4: Low Emitting Materials (plywood) IEQc4.3: Low Emitting Materials (flooring) MRc6: Rapidly Renewable Materials MRc7: Certified Wood CA Section 01350: Passed Other: No added urea formaldehyde

Physical / Mechanical Properties - Strand Bamboo Veneer

Dimensions:

2.5mm x 48-1/2” x 97”

2.5mm x 1232mm x 2467mm

Construction:

Single-ply

Working with Plyboo:

A work sheet is provided with each panel containing useful tips and information and is also available on our website at www.plyboo.com/downloads

ASTM E84: Surface Burning

Class C

ASTM D1037 Dimensional Stability:

  • Linear Expansion: Parallel -0.04% / Perpendicular -0.07%)
  • Thickness Swell: -0.13%
  • Screw Hold (face / back / edge):
  • 742 lbs. / 831 lbs. / 860 lbs. (avg.)

ASTM D4442: Moisture Content:

6-9% average

ASTM D5116-06: Organic Emissions
[CA Section 01350]:

Classroom scenario / Office scenario: Pass / Pass

Physical / Mechanical Properties - Edge Grain Bamboo Plywood

Dimensions:

.75” x 48” x 96” - 19mm x 1219mm x 2438mm (*mm tolerance ± .5mm thickness)

Construction:

Three-ply, cross core construction.

Working with Plyboo:

A work sheet is provided with each panel containing useful tips and information and is also available on our website at www.plyboo.com/downloads

ASTM E84: Surface Burning

Class C

ASTM D1037 Dimensional Stability:

  • Linear Expansion: Parallel -0.07% / Perpendicular -0.09%)
  • Thickness Swell: -0.39%
  • Screw Hold (face /back /edge 1/edge 2):
  • 1,009 lbs. / 681 lbs. / 361 lbs. / 670 lbs. average

ASTM D4442: Moisture Content:

6-9% average

ASTM D5116-06: Organic Emissions
[CA Section 01350]:

Classroom scenario / Office scenario: Pass / Pass

Physical / Mechanical Properties - Strand Bamboo Flooring

Dimensions:

.625” x 3.75” x 36” - 10mm x 96mm x 915mm

Installation:

Tongue and groove, glue down

ASTM E648: Critical Radiant Flux

Class 1

ASTM D1037 Dimensional Stability

  • Linear Expansion: Parallel -0.02% / Perpendicular -0.23%)
  • Thickness Swell: -0.25%
  • Hardness (Janka Ball Test): 3,500 lbf (avg)

ASTM D2394: Coefficient of Friction

Static Coefficient / Dynamic (Sliding) Coefficient: 0.562 / 0.497

ASTM D3359: Adhesion by Tape Test

Class 4B

ASTM D4060: Taber Abrasion

22,500 cycles averages

ASTM: 4442: Moisture Content

6–9% average

ASTM D5116-06: Organic Emissions [CA Section 01350]

Classroom scenario / Office scenario: Pass / Pass