(Already have an account? Log in)

Registration

Not sure? Read the benefits of registration.

Need help registering? Send us an email!

Create a new account with Residential Architect!

* Required fields
 
 
OR

Register using your Social Network:

 
 

Wood

  • Wood Acetylation: Offering a Non-Toxic Path to Preserve Wood

    This course is registered for 1 AIA CEH and will provide learners with knowledge of wood acetylation and an understanding of the numerous benefits of acetylated wood products. It looks at long-lasting performance benefits and describes how acetylated wood is a sustainable product that has been modified through a process that leaves no toxic substances in the wood. We will look at how the product has improved dimensional stability while maintaining the versatility, and workability of wood. Additionally, participants who are builders, trades people, designers, and architects may see a potential maintenance-cost savings for their clients and an environmental impact reduction because of the low maintenance requirements and improved durability of acetylated wood products. Take the course.

    Posted:
    May 2012
    Subject(s):
    Wood, Framing, Lumber
    Sponsor:
    Eastman Perennial Wood
  • Residential Framing to Comply with 2009 IRC Energy and Structural Requirements

    This course covers topics such as manufacturing specifications that OSB and plywood must comply with. We will look into manufacturing standards controlled by the Department of Commerce and other building codes. There are newly implemented grade stamps that will be addressed so that the learner understands what each number or measurement correlates to in comparison to the current grade stamp. Without the proper installation of different materials such as sheathing and flashing, an entire project can be negatively affected by the structures performance due to these occurrences. Take the course.

    Posted:
    June 2011
    Subject(s):
    Wood
    Sponsor:
    Norbord
  • Engineered Wood Product Basics—Strong, Safe and Green

    1.0 LU HSW/SD

    Each choice in construction has an impact on the character of the finished product, whether your client wants an environmentally friendly home, a home that wears well over time, or is concerned about price and resale value. Each building starts with a base and a frame. In this course we are focusing on one option for frame design. Engineered wood products (EWP) are a strong, safe and green alternative to steel and dimension lumber for framing residential and light commercial projects.

    Posted:
    January 2011
    Subject(s):
    Green Design, Wood
    Sponsor:
    Roseburg Forest Products
    Certification(s):
    AIA