Learning Objectives

Learning Objective 1:
Understand the differences between hazard, exposure, and risk in terms of chemical ingredients and materials selection

Learning Objective 2:
Recognize the limitations of hazard-only thinking when selecting building materials

Learning Objective 3:
Understand how to make comparisons of products based on ingredients, performance, cost and life cycle impacts

Learning Objective 4:
Identify the tools available to evaluate the safety of building products and materials

Understanding Hazard Exposure and Risk in the Built Environment


Product and materials selection is a critical aspect of the building design and construction process. A variety of factors drive materials selection decisions, including sustainability, health and wellness issues like indoor air quality, and the desire for innovative, functional, state-of-the-art building spaces that meet 21st century needs.

Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 AAA Structured LU, 1 AIBC  Core LU, 1 AANB Core LU, 1 NSAA Core LU, 1 ALBNL Core LU, 1 IDCEC

Length: 1h

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