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Specifying Real Wood Veneer: Versatile,Economical, Sustainable

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Offered by McGraw Hill Construction
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Wood is an inherently green building material, offering design professionals product durability, longevity, design creativity, and aesthetics. When properly sourced or environmentally certified, and used efficiently, wood#s environmental advantages are magnified.

Architects, design professionals and organizations involved in the building design process play a critical role in ensuring resource efficiency when specifying materials. As this course will outline, this is particularly important in how wood products are specified, as there can be significant resource efficiencies gained when specifying the use of profile wrap veneered or flat laminated products.


1. Compare the two primary veneer processes: veneer profile wrapping and flat lamination.
2. Explain the sustainability benefits of veneer profile wrapping and lamination.
3. Identify and apply options available for both veneer and core material.
4. Identify situations where profile wrapping or lamination may be the best design and environmental option.
5. Discuss the production process.
6. Explain the concept of shared responsibility as it relates to resource efficiency when specifying wood products.

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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0