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  Sustainable Exterior Envelope


FREE

Description

This course focus on the effect biological and physical agents have on the wood substrate of the exterior building envelope. After reviewing these agents you will learn how proper installation and best building practices can limit the exposure these agents can pose to your project. Durable wood substrates will also be discussed with a comparison of popular man made durability agents used to further protect the exterior envelope.


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

Length: 1h

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Sponsored by: WindsorONE Published: 09/21/2022

  Thermally Modified Hardwood and its Role in Architectural Design


FREE

Description

This presentation will provide information on the thermal modification process; discuss the environmental advantages and performance features of Thermally Modified Hardwood (TMH); and showcase Thermally Modified Hardwood in both outdoor and indoor applications. At the conclusion, specifiers will be comfortable sourcing this unique building material.


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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Sponsored by: HMA - Hardwood Manufacturers Association Published: 11/18/2020

  Protecting the Built Environment from Formosan Termites


FREE

Description

Many architects, engineers, and builders don’t consider the threat of Formosan termites. They therefore leave the building owner and future occupants with the ongoing task of using chemical pesticides and/or repairing significant damage.   Do you build in the termite zone? Domestic subterranean termites exist throughout the mainland.  Now much of the United States is susceptible to Formosan termite infestation, which has been expanding since 1975. Any new build within this termite zone should incorporate the steps to provide long-term protection against Formosan and native American subterranean termites.   This course will describe the Formosan termite and the damage it can cause. We’ll review the preventative but long-term processes that many building owners take to prevent infestation. Most importantly, this course will...

Credits: 1 AIA HSW, 1 GBCI, 1 OAA, OAQ, SAA, MAA, AAPEI, NWTAA

Length: 1 hour

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Sponsored by: Polyguard Barrier Systems Published: 01/20/2022

  American Hardwoods and their Role in Carbon Neutral Design


FREE

Description

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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Sponsored by: HMA - Hardwood Manufacturers Association Published: 02/19/2020

  Acetylated Wood: Durable, Stable & Sustainable


FREE

Description

Discusses the process of wood acetylation, the resulting changes to wood, applications for this product, its green credentials and a number of case studies involving acetylated wood


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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Sponsored by: Accsys Technology / Titan Wood Inc. Published: 02/19/2020