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Specifying and Using Pressure-Treated Southern Pine for Marine Applications
Southern pine (SP) is a group of four highly versatile and durable softwood species with a unique cellular structure that permits deep, uniform penetration of preservatives, making it preferred for pressure treatment in aquatic environments. SP is used in a wide variety of marine applications, ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Designing Sustainable, Prefabricated Wood Buildings
In this course, you’ll explore foundational concepts of prefabricated construction, along with its potential advantages. Materials cover the unique benefits of prefabricated light wood-frame and mass timber construction, including types of prefabricated timber systems, assemblies, and wood ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
The Woodpecker's Delight: Nader Tehrani on the Role of Wood Architecture in Culture and Ecology
This guest lecture is presented by Nader Tahrani, Principal of NADAAA, a practice dedicated to the advancement of design innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an intensive dialogue with the construction industry. In a world increasingly challenged by global warming, the construction ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Building the Regenerative City, Presented by Alan Organschi
The built environment is responsible for an estimated 40% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions as well as a host of other global ecological and social impacts. By 2050, there will be 2.5 billion new inhabitants of global cities. Demand for new buildings and infrastructure will grow ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Disruptive Ecologies: Mass Timber as a Lower-Carbon Building Approach, Presented by Susan Jones
In this lecture, Jones provides insight into an ecological journey of a decade-long search for sustainable design strategies. The course focuses on how mass timber can be used as a lower-carbon approach to building design while also maintaining the safety and well-being of the occupants. The ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
2021 IBC: Building Bigger and Taller with Low Carbon Wood
In this course, you’ll learn about the 2021 International Building Code (IBC) changes related to tall wood construction, including three new building types that allow for wood buildings up to 18 stories and even taller using an Alternate Materials and Methods Requests (AMMR). Rigorous fire ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Resilient Wood Construction: Designing for Earthquakes & High Winds
Designing a building to withstand the potentially devastating forces of high winds or seismic events is a challenge an architect or engineer will likely face. Properly designed and constructed wood structures that comply with building code requirements are resilient, performing with minimal ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Designing for Durability
Even as the use of wood is expanding, one significant characteristic of wood buildings is often underestimated: their durability. When designed to mitigate moisture, insect damage, and local climate impacts, wood buildings stand the test of time. And beyond their physical properties, wood can ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Architecting Change: Design Strategies for a Healthy, Resilient, Climate Smart Future
The architectural, engineering and construction sector has grappled with unprecedented technological and socioeconomic changes along with challenges to the health of our communities, our cities, and our planet. While these challenges are daunting, industry leaders increasingly see it as an ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, GBCI CE
Building Resilience: Expanding the Concept of Sustainability
This course will consider traditional wood framing and mass timber systems in the context of resilience and sustainability in multiple ways. This includes performance during and after earthquakes, hurricanes and other disasters, as well as wood’s light carbon footprint and low embodied energy. It...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Connection Options for Wood-Frame and Heavy Timber Buildings
In wood buildings, effective connections provide strength, stiffness, stability, and ductility in addition to providing a continuous load path to the foundation. They are critical to building performance—under regular loads, and especially during extreme events such as hurricanes and earthquakes....
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Design and Construction of Taller Wood Buildings
Over the past several years, a number of tall wood buildings have been completed around the world, demonstrating successful applications of new wood and mass timber technologies. With rising demand for new urban buildings, and increased interest in efficient and environmentally friendly ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Designing Beneficial Spaces for Living, Working and Well-being
Occupant health and well-being is more important than ever, especially given the fact that Americans, on average, are spending approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. As a result, building professionals are rethinking how we design, use and occupy buildings. COVID-19 is also changing the ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Designing for Earthquakes
Wood is a proven choice for seismic-resistive construction. Earthquakes cannot be prevented but sound design and construction based on research and compliance with building code requirements can reduce their effects. The relative good performance of wood buildings is often attributed to the ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Designing for Fire Protection
Building codes require all buildings to perform to the same level of fire protection and safety regardless of materials. Wood buildings can be designed to meet rigorous standards for performance, which is why the International Building Code (IBC) allows the use of wood in a wide range of building...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Designing for High Winds
All buildings are at risk of experiencing damage during high winds. Each structure, with its own unique set of characteristics, reacts differently to wind loads. However, wood is conducive to meeting the challenges of wind-resistive design. For example, wood can carry substantially greater ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Designing Modern Wood Schools
In 2019, an estimated $98 billion was spent on educational construction, including new buildings and structures as well as renovations, site work and all associated utility work. School construction, and educational facilities accounted for about 101 million square feet of the nonresidential ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, GBCI CE
Exceeding Thermal Performance Goals by Choosing Wood
Thermal performance contributes to a range of important goals for most projects, including energy efficiency, comfort, durability, code compliance, structural integrity, and sustainable outcomes. Designing commercial and residential buildings with wood not only meets thermal performance ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
How to Calculate the Wood Carbon Footprint of a Building
Buildings consume nearly half the energy produced in the United States, use three-quarters of the electricity and account for nearly half of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Due to these impacts, building for environmental sustainability is critical. This carbon footprint course explains the ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW, GBCI CE
Maximizing the Design Benefits of Podium Construction
Throughout North America, specifying podium construction is an increasingly popular option for dense, urban areas, particularly when projects require infill scenarios. Limited space and rising costs of land and construction materials, such as concrete and steel, have prompted developers and ...
Provider: Think Wood
Learning Hours: 1
Credits: AIA LU/HSW