How To Maximize the Durability and Sustainability of Wood Building Products

How To Maximize the Durability and Sustainability of Wood Building Products

As a renewable resource, wood is one of the most sustainable building materials available. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss how wood coatings can help minimize the harmful effects of UV and moisture damage on wood building products. Participants will learn how to improve the durability and longevity of wood buildings to create a sturdy and sustainable structure that is safe to enjoy for years to come.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Discuss the sustainable benefits to wood manufacturing, such as renewability, energy efficiency, and low carbon emissions
  2. Illustrate how coatings can improve the durability and longevity of wood building products to create a sturdy and sustainable structure
  3. Identify the effects of UV damage on wood building products, such as photo-degradation, photo-oxidation, and hygroscopicity
  4. Demonstrate ways to avoid the harmful effects of moisture damage on the structural integrity of wood structures and the health and safety of occupants
Available Regions: 
Continental US
Design Category: 
(06) Wood, Plastics and Composites
AIA Course Number: 
ICUL06A