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Acetylated Wood: Durable, Stable, Sustainable Wood for Windows, Doors & Siding

Format On Demand: Online
Offered by AEC Daily Corporation
Category Materials and resources

This 1 hour course for architects, engineers, specifiers and residential builders, discusses the process of wood acetylation, the resulting changes to wood, and applications for this product, its green credentials and a number of case studies involving acetylated wood. No prerequisite knowledge required to take this course. Once finished the reader should be able to compare wood acetylation to other methods of preserving wood, compare the performance of acetylated wood to other wood treatment methods, and describe environmental benefits and life cycle assessment results of acetylated wood over other similar building products. A ten question quiz follows the course.

Objectives

  • Recall the process of wood acetylation and compare and contrast the improvements of acetylated wood over other methods of preserving wood and other timbers.
  • Compare the durability, dimensional stability, coatings performance and environmental benefits of acetylated wood compared to other treated timbers and species.
  • List and describe a wide range of external applications ideally suited to acetylated wood and review a number of interesting case studies.
  • Describe key environmental benefits ofthe life cycle assessment of acetylated wood over other building products.
  • Compare the carbon footprint of acetylated wood to other standard materials.
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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0
BOMI (CPD) 1.0