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MAT210 – Engineered Wood Products


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This course is an introduction to the ever-growing family of traditional and engineered wood products (EWP). Products covered are lumber, glued-laminated timber (glulam), cross-laminated timber, structural composite lumber, wood I-joists, and wood structural panels. The standards that form the basis for the manufacture and development of design stresses for each product are discussed as well as design provisions included in AWC's National Design Specification (NDS) for Wood Construction. Unique characteristics for each product are highlighted and extensive examples of the use of these products in a wide range of building applications are presented.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course, participants will:

  1. Be familiar with the ever-growing family of traditional and engineered wood products (EWP's) and their unique characteristics, including: 
    • lumber
    • glued-laminated timber (glulam)
    • cross laminated timber (CLT)
    • structural composite lumber
    • wood I-joists
    • plywood
    • oriented strand board
  2. Be familiar with the standards that form the basis for the manufacture, development of design stresses, and design procedures for each product.
  3. Be knowledgeable about the use of these products through examples of a wide range of building applications.
  4. Be familiar with the resources that are available to obtain more information.

Equivalencies: 2.0 Hours of Instruction = 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 2 Professional Development Hours (PDH)=2 Learning Units (LU)

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