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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 ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Optimizing Acoustic Performance of Wood Buildings
Learn how design teams can integrate acoustic design to create high-performance wood buildings that also enhance the health and well-being of occupants. Noise has a great impact on the built environment and its occupants, with numerous exterior and interior sources. Acoustic design in wood ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
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 ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
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 ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Multi-family, Mid-rise Wood Buildings
Demand for multi-family housing continues to play an important role in the overall U.S. construction market. While dominant in single family residential construction, the cost-effective, code-compliant and sustainable attributes of wood construction apply to mid-rise multi-family projects, too. ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
The Role of Wood Products in Green Building
Architects can incorporate green building techniques into their designs through their choice of building materials. Material choice greatly affects the environmental impact of buildings, both during construction and over the building’s lifecycle. Wood is a renewable, durable building material ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
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 ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
CLT in Residential Typologies, Presented by Jennifer Bonner
This presentation will examine the use of CLT in residential typologies - with a focus on projects that utilize space and geometry in a unique way.  The presentation will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of using CLT and the opportunities where CLT was specified in various case studies....
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
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...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
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 ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
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 ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Introduction to Wood Building Systems
Whether designing for light frame or mass timber structural systems, project teams that design with wood can benefit from the material’s versatility, sustainable supply chain, and the benefits to occupants. Designing with wood can also meet thermal, acoustic, seismic and fire performance goals. ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
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 ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Opportunities for Wood in Low-Rise Commercial Buildings
This continuing education course is intended for building designers who want to learn more about the use of wood framing systems in low-rise commercial buildings. This course provides practical information that can be applied to projects, starting with code-related topics including cost ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
The Business Case for Building with Wood
Several converging trends are presenting both design challenges and new market opportunities. Cities are getting denser, spurring mixed-use projects that combine ground-level retail and several stories of residential units. Firms are under pressure to innovate, implement lean practices, and ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Using Wood to Achieve Thermal Performance Goals
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 ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Wood and the Indoor Environment
The objectives of sustainable design are broader than just environmental effects, having come to embrace issues of human health and performance. As sedentary and service-related work becomes more prevalent in our society, the amount of time people spend inside buildings increases—the average ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
The Impact of Wood Use on North American Forests
This course is intended for professional architects and engineers who desire to improve their knowledge of the sustainability of using wood as a building material in comparison with other substitutable products. While ecosystems, supply chains, and building materials are complex, using natural, ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Beauty and Strength: An Examination of Western Red Cedar Finishes
This course will explore mass timber construction, including the different types of mass timber products that are manufactured from Douglas fir, spruce-pine-fir, and Southern pine species; their performance and environmental benefits; and applications for this type of construction. The course ...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
Credits: AIA LU/HSW
Steel-Timber Hybrid Highrise Buildings: Trends, Drivers, Challenges
This presentation will examine the recent trend towards steel-timber hybrids - as a subset of the wider trend towards mass timber - in high rise buildings. It will overview where this is happening, and what the advantages and challenges are, focusing on some of the key case studies employing such...
Learning Hours: 1
Provider: Think Wood
Credits: AIA LU/HSW