Learning Objectives

Learning Objective 1:
Identify current market “wood aesthetic” technologies

Learning Objective 2:
Understand core materials of each technology

Learning Objective 3:
Understand the sustainable features and Life Cycle benefits for each technology based on the following criteria: Color Retention Maintenance Warranty

Learning Objective 4:
Describe the surface burning characteristics and explain how they can be specified to achieve code compliance

Learning Objective 5:
Installation Details & Budgetary Information


Good wood finish info.

Chris White


William Jarratt

very informative

mel maertz

Thank you

Jeff Whyte

Very Informative

Jonathan Berkman

Great presentation. Very informative.

Derreck Travis

Great info, helpful, thank you!

Kipp Edick

Thank you

Alexandra Tailer

Very broad information. Thank you,

Phillip Fowler

Nice comparison charts reviewing the different material

Bob Lucius

Initial vs. life cycle cost comparisons were useful

Erik Mar

Great Seminar


Great information on all the different types of siding / cladding there is now available.

John D Skodi

Great Course. Thank you

Joel Brenner

Very informative.

Fangliang Shen

The presentation is very informative and very well detailed. Detailed enough to get more information, engaging and compact enough not to distract you until the end of the presentation.


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Wesley Henderson

Joan Baydoun


Norman Schwartz

Good info.

Ann Sage

thank you

Sophia Rickard

Thanks! Lots of useful information. For sustainability ranking of the products, it would be useful if the energy consumption during manufacturing process being considered. For instance aluminum needs lots of energy for production.

Hamed Sadeghzadeh

Very good

Shawn Xiaotu Xu

Thanks for the presentation

Dan MenMuir

nice presentation, great analysis, content, and examples

Erik Hendrix

Excellent presentation comparing multiple products and multiple factors. This is very useful information and summaries. Thank You!

Jon Buggy

Understanding "Wood Aesthetic" Cladding and Soffit Technologies


The look of “Wood” provides warmth in a building design that cannot be achieved by masonry, metals or other building materials. Natural wood is a traditional option, but newer composite and synthetic products replicate the look of natural wood but offer superior color retention and life-cycle performance while requiring little to no maintenance. This learning unit will provide an in- depth overview of current “wood” design technologies natural and synthetic.

Credits: 1 AIA HSW + 1 AIBC Core LU + 1 AAA Structured LU + 1 AANB, NSAA, ALBNL (EPP)

Length: 1h

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