Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the difference between the physical characteristics of hardwood and softwood trees and identify a minimum of two species for each.
  2. Identify the preferred harvesting method used in responsible forest management of American hardwoods and cite a minimum of two of its positive effects in sustainable timber production and the forest eco-system.
  3. Explain the key points of the carbon cycle as it relates to hardwoods’ impact on the environment through its entire life-cycle process, from healthy forests to finished products.
  4. List documented environmental attributes that identify American hardwoods as a comparatively favorable carbon neutral building material.
  5. Agree that specifying American hardwoods in the material selection process plays a significant role in carbon neutral design

Comments

great course!

Kalli

N/A

Quincy

Tuscaloosa

Quincy

Very helpful

Quincy

kinda hard

JaMya

*

Peter

Great information. Interesting course!

Scott

very educational

Svetlana

good course

Terrence

good course

Terrence

Great presentation- Thank you.

Paul

Very inspiring!

Linda

I had a hard time because I am a hands on listener! But overall, it was great

Ruthie

Informative

William

none

erin

Good General Information

Doug

Good

Jack

Very Informative

Jonathan

good course

Anne

good course

Anne

Great info, thanks!

David

Awesome and very helpful information

Shyamal

Awesome and very helpful information

Shyamal

ok

Ella

Simple, good presentation.

Charles

I love designing with wood.

David

Great presentation. Thanks.

Derreck

very good, thanks.

Harvey

Very informative

Katarina

A very complete and interesting course. Full of mind-opening information.

Carla

Easy to grasp - good content

WALTER

Great information on hardwoods

John D

OK

Robert

informative and inspiring. I'd not realized how fast so much timber regrows!

Scott

Thank you!

Wanda

N/A

Leila

Very informative

Adam

It was packed with great information. Thank you.

JUNKO

Excellent

Shawn Xiaotu

interesting presentation

Kurt

Thank you.

Brian

Thank you. Will you be submitting the C E credit directly to the AIA? If so, my AIA member number is 30115098. Sincerely, Brian Hirami, AIA [email protected]

Brian

great presentation, very informative

Erik

Excellent course; some surprising facts about sustainability and long established management practices in the US

Jeff

Very informative and well presented.

Charles

Awesome presentation! Clear and concise

Jesse

Thanks.

Robert

Informative

Erik

Joan

great presentation

Dennis

Nicely done.

Michael

Excellent course.

Christopher

informative course

Lilian

Great general Information. Perhaps more information about code implications and structural wood applicaitons.

Ruben

Excellent

natalie

Great information! I'd like to hear more about the differences between West and East coast American timber harvesting and see what the pros and cons are of each. It seems they harvest their forests differently. Thank you.

Cara

Very Informative

Steve

thanks

Micael

Good course.

Gregory

Good course

MARIUS

Very interesting and informative.

William

Excellent presentation

Tim

Good presentation.

Faisal

Very great information on sustainability

Kristen

Wonderful product, and great presentation.

Amy

fabulous

John

Lots of useful information for a one hour session, very informative!

Edmund

Thanks

Matthew

great presentation!

Benjamin

Interesting topic!

Scott

Enjoyed the presentation and found it very informative.

Larry

great!

Mandi

good

Yingying

Wow Excellent presentation!!!! I learned alot about wood today.. Thanks

marc

Excellent Presentation. Thank you.

Michael

great content

Mark

Excellent Presentation!

Mark

Good info

Michael

Great Info

Todd

The presentation was thorough and informative.

William

great info

Michelle

Great Course!

Michael

it given me clear understanding of its effects on the environ

Catherine

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Alex

GREAT CONTENT

Evelyn

Thanks for the course!

Hoda

interesting topic that all must know about this

wujung

VERY INFORMATIVE

Paul

Question #10 in quiz is incomplete.

Charles

Very good.

William

good overview

Michael

N/A

Jessica

Very good thanks

Sam

I live in Europe, but this was still quite interesting

Manuel

Great presentation. Very easy to listen to. The backup downloadable material is also very helpful

John

COULD ADD MORE STUDIES.

BRIAN

Really informative course.

Timothy

very interesting topic

Rob

excellent presentation - facts relatively unknown in our industry

Susan

I learned a lot of new information. I enjoyed the presenter's passion for the subject matter.

David

great presentation

Marta

Would have liked to seen more examples of uses for hardwoods in construction that I may not be aware of. Too much 'Ra Ra' for private woodlot owners.

Gary

very informative topic regarding American Hardwoods.

Bryce

Good information

Sara

Good

Ye

OK

Peter

Very interesting

JD

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Abhijaya

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Abhijaya

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Abhijaya

ok

Abhijaya

very good

Kholisile

Very informative.

vladimir

great course

Jozef

Great presentation!

Sheldon

Good presentation

Brenda

none

Robert

Excellent presentation.

Philip

great course

Amy

thanks

Jasmine

Great Job...

Thomas

great

Bojana

Very inspiring and good information on resources for further study

Mike

very clear and informative

Brady

Excellent overview.

Stuart

I appreciate the good quality graphics and information

Greggory

good course

Tobias

Good Course. Inspired me to use more hardwood....

Bernd

Thank you!

Mohsen

Thank you!

Mohsen

Great video

Nada

Good course

David

Great session

Charles

Wonderful presenter Great course very informative

Stéphane

Wonderful Presenter! Thank you Criswell

Dennis

Good Course

Kristen

Really interesting. I was not really aware just how sustainable HW was

Paul

informative and positive

Ben

Great

Tina Lisa

Great course! Brief and useful knowledge

Mozhdeh

GOOD INFO

Lowell

The course is great!

SHENSHU

Great presentation!

Liquan

Very general but got at the main points.

David

Nice presentation

BRANKO

very informative presentation. i learnt quit a bit on hardwoods

sean

Thanks for the course. Very informational.

Guillermo

Well presented and super interesting.

OLIVER

Overall good course.

Jeffrey

very good information

Neil

Great Seminal - Thanks!

MICHAEL

Another very good presentation from American Hardwoods. The presenter reminded me of the emotional connections we have to hardwood, and then backs up this feeling with lots and lots of facts why hardwood use in products is not only beautiful and life affirming, but also very responsible when compared to other building materials- Wood is good!

todd

Completed

Kate

Keep up the good work

STEPHEN

Good course

Bruce

Thank you

Karla

Good course

Michael

n/a

cathleen

clear and informative presentation

Horhon

Great information about hardwoods!

Chris

Great class!

Agnieszka

Excellent presentation.

Peter

great course very interesting!

Mathias

great course

Francesco

Excellent presentation. Lots of information and resources for further study.

Vivian

Good info. Leans towards being pro-exploitation of hardwood forests which doesn't seem like the right answer at the moment, at least not for the sake of selling more flooring.

Anthony

VERY INFORMATIVE ESPECIALY THE SUSTAINABILITY

Robert

Excellent presentation.

Michael

Great information

James

Very informative, great presenter.

Simon

Excellent seminar!

STEPHEN

Interesting content

Mehdy

Informative

Lloyd

Excellent presentation.

Charles

Good seminar!

Jenny

Excellent Course

Ryan

Interesting and informative.

Thomas

Interesting course

Heather

Useful course

Nirali

Great

Tim

Terrific informative course !

Steven

Quiz questions don't realy test concesptual inderstanding

Nadine

Good

Tarvo

I love hardwood!

Timothy

Good presentation

Katherine

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Kathleen

Thank you for the informative training.

Stephen

thank you

hannah

informative!

Koukaba

very informative.

Brad

great class

Fan

I REALLY LEARNED A LOT AND MANY PREVIOUS IDEAS WERE CORRECTED. A LOT OF INFORMATION IN ONE HOUR.

Richard

This was really good.

Khalid

okay, this was humbling....

Tae (a.k.a. Francisco)

Great Course

Mohamed

Excellent presentation

Elizabeth

great course

Nick

Very Informative

Tom

This Seminar gave me a lot of information that I did not know about wood .

Kent

did not realize hardwoods have so much carbon

Nishant

NICE CLASS

Himanshu

Good info

Jackson

Very professional

Rachele

Very good presentation

Daniel

Educational and Informative

Domenico

Thanks for the insightful presentation

Nancy

Informative

Ed

Very interesting course -- thank you!

Jane

no comment

Ambrose

Great presentation.

Mark

Very interesting course, presenter was very knowledgeable.

Melissa

Simple but interesting

Merin

A good seminar, well presented.

Tyler

Thank you

Rochelle

n/a

Cheryl

You can not beat wood

John

Thanks for sharing this information.

Sara Allen

Great to see that wood is still the best material even to the climate confused people.

Evan

good course

Peter

very informative

Joe

I enjoyed this course.

Jason

great

Peter

course was well explained

Michael

thanks

KEITH

Very informative presentation.

Bryan

great presentation

Juliethe

well done

richard

Excellent content and presentation.

Antonio

very interesting and informative presentation.

Curry

Good content. Clearly presented.

Daniel

American Hardwoods and their Role in Carbon Neutral Design

FREE

This course begins with a look at Hardwoods' basics. It then presents the science surrounding hardwoods; the significant role they play in the environment and finally, as a material choice, discusses their importance in sustainable building. At the conclusion of the session attendees can be confident knowing that when they choose North American hardwoods, they are selecting a quintessentially green material that is ever-renewing, abundant and sustainable.

Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 USGBC/GBCI + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA

Length: 1h


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