Thermally Modified Hardwood and its Role in Architectural Design

Event Info

October 02nd 2019

Registration12:00 pm
Program end1:00 pm
Credits earned1 AIA HSW
Valid for State License

Day program*

12:00 pm

Thermally Modified Hardwood and its Role in Architectural Design

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wood treated with thermal modification has been through a natural, non-toxic process that basically cooks the wood and changes his properties. Learn more about the process, the benefits, and application.

  • Credit type: HSW
  • AIA# AIA041017 | USGBC# 0920013207
  • Provider: Hardwood Manufacturers Association
  • Presenter: Hal Mitchell
  • Biography: Hal Mitchell is president of Atlanta Hardwood Corporation. During his 20 years with the company, he has served as operations manager, sales associate, general manager, and vice-president of Georgia operations, vice-president of sales, as well as president of Hardwoods, Inc., the distribution affiliate of Atlanta Hardwood Corporation. He is also past president of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association. He has served as a board member for the Hardwood Distributors Association and Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association, and currently serves on the executive board for the Hardwood Manufacturers Association. A lifelong advocate of the forest products industry, Mr. Mitchell has a Bachelor of Science degree in wood science and a master’s degree in wood science production management from Virginia Tech. He believes that the forest products industry is unique in providing a truly renewable natural resource that is beautiful, functional, carbon neutral, and sustainable, while simultaneously capable of providing true wealth to the economy. He also worked for four years at the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design at the Brooks Corporate Research Center. Mr. Mitchell is married to Jillian Mitchell, a commercial designer. They have four children ranging in ages from thirteen to six.

*This Agenda is final but is subject to updates, additions and changes.