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Protecting Wood In The 21st Century - What Builders & Architects Need To Know

GBCI: 0920015164

Protecting wood isn't just the matter of sending material to a pressure treater and using toxic chemicals - there are options! Technology doesn't need to mean only iPads, electric cars and solar panels; it may be less sexy, but protecting wood is actually becoming more and more important. This is due to wood being the only renewable building material readily available on the market. Now, with the drastically increasing use of CLT's (Cross Laminated Timbers), finding new ways to protect the wood used in construction is a necessity, not an option.
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Rating system: v4, v2009

Published on: March 29, 2018

Average: 4 (13 votes)
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Protecting wood isn't just the matter of sending material to a pressure treater and using toxic chemicals - there are options! Technology doesn't need to mean only iPads, electric cars and solar panels; it may be less sexy, but protecting wood is actually becoming more and more important. This is due to wood being the only renewable building material readily available on the market. Now, with the drastically increasing use of CLT's (Cross Laminated Timbers), finding new ways to protect the wood used in construction is a necessity, not an option.

We will show attendees that incredible new technologies, not available until recently, are changing the way wood is protected in all markets around the world.

Objectives

  1. Reviewing the old ways - Toxic, expensive, heavy
  2. The beginning of the change - How intumescents began the avalanche
  3. New coatings (yes, COATINGS!) - Changing the game completely
  4. The future of protection - Adapt or risk everything
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Created by

GreenHome Institute
Grand Rapids, MI
United States

Leaders

Robert Seaman

President & CEO
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