Out of the Woods: Modern Alternatives to Exterior Cladding

Out of the Woods: Modern Alternatives to Exterior Cladding

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The timeless, elegant look of wood is a popular design choice. However, wood isn’t always the best option for exterior cladding. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss different types of exterior cladding used to achieve a wood-like finish and explore how testing methods and new technology can ensure your project’s wood-like exterior stays fresh for year to come.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Identify different types of exterior cladding used to achieve a wood-like finish, including wood, fiber cement, PVC, and metal
  2. Evaluate exterior cladding types for their fire resistance, ease of installation, cost, and sustainability
  3. Discuss testing methods, such as fire resistance and wind load capacity, used to ensure exterior cladding can withstand the elements
  4. Explain new advancements, such as solar shield technology, that protects a building’s exterior and occupants from the negative effects of extreme weather conditions
Design Category (CSI Division): 
(07) Thermal and Moisture Protection
AIBD Division: 
Building Design
AIA Course Number: 
SAG07A
Delivery Format: 
Narrated Video
Device Format: 
Desktop/Laptop
Tablet
Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion