How to Maximize the Durability and Sustainability of Wood Building Products

How to Maximize the Durability and Sustainability of Wood Building Products

Learn why wood is the most sustainable of all building materials. Understand how pre-coating adds to the longevity of wood building components and minimizes the potential for and costs of premature damage.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Define the characteristics that make wood a sustainable building material
  2. Discuss how wood coatings affect the durability and LCA of wood building components
  3. Identify the two primary contributors to premature wood and coating failure
  4. Identify the processes which protect against wood and coating damage and ultimately extend the service life of wood building materials
Available Regions: 
Southeastern US
Design Category: 
(06) Wood, Plastics and Composites
AIA Course Number: 
icx06e