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MAT251-A – ABC's of Traditional and Engineered Wood Products


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This course is an introduction to the ever-growing family of traditional and engineered wood products (EWP) that are used for structural framing members in both residential and commercial construction. Products covered are lumber, glued-laminated timber (glulam), cross-laminated timber, structural composite lumber, wood I-joists, and wood structural panels. Unique characteristics for each product are highlighted and relevant production and design standards for products are included as well as information related to qualifying the sustainable characteristics of these products using Environmental Product Declarations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Become familiar with the range of traditional and engineered wood products available for structural design.
  2. Become familiar with relevant product standards and grade stamps associated with wood products.
  3. Become familiar with relevant design references and standards for specifying wood products.
  4. Learn about Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and which wood products have EPDs available.

Please note that AWC, AIA and ICC do not warrant that a program complies with the continuing education requirements in all jurisdictions. This self-directed study does not provide continuing education credit compliant with NCSEA’s Diamond Review Program.

Equivalencies: 1.0 Hours of Instruction = 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) = 1 Professional Development Hours (PDH) = 1 Learning Units (LU)

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