Why present an AIA continuing education webinar about Exterior Wood Performance?
Because it all starts with the Design!
How long will a stain last for natural wood look?
Do you need to use face nails on rain screen?
Should we have an air gap behind the siding?
AIA Continuing Education Course Description:
Exterior wood specification is challenging. Many factors such as finish, exposure and drainage have to be considered when designing for exterior wood siding application. This course explores those factors as well as providing case studies showcasing differing field results.
AIA/CEU Exterior Wood Performance DESIGN Considerations
AIA HSW course is designed to alert architects to potential threats to wood siding performance caused by changes in the marketplace, changes in environmental laws and current design trends.
AIA COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES (LO)
- Recognize the importance of exposure/drainage plan in design phase
- Understand species performance characteristics in today’s wood market
- Understand appearance challenges related to natural wood specification
- Understand finish systems and maintenance schedules associated with exterior wood use
Who should attend:
Residential/Low Rise commercial architects and design professionals, custom home builders, construction superintendents, Service/warranty managers, contractors specializing in the installation of cedar or wood siding as well as mold remediation contractors.
AIA/CEU offering 1 learning unit and counts as “Health Safety & Welfare” (HSW) credit
IN DEPTH HSW TOPICS:
AIA HSW Course talks about chemical awareness with both wood finish (exterior stain) and cleanup (We find it ironic that some environmentally friendly, water-based stains require hazardous chemicals when it’s time to re-finish)
Sustainable forestry has changed the final product, get insight on species performance and appearance characteristics in today’s market
Take a close look at the impact environmental laws have on wood finish and long-term performance
Embrace Mold and Rot Prevention: tighter building envelopes mean special considerations for wood, climb inside the wall and welcome water
It’s started with the “Dear Abby” calls
That is our nickname for people calling in with wood problems who are not our customers.
I started out just helping them because they were in need and we knew the answers (or could get them). These are not easy answers and their pain (and expense) is very real.
I have consulted with over 1000 architects in my career. It has given me a good feel for wood priorities at the design phase.
The entire purpose of this class is to draw attention to the critical decisions (often small, often overlooked) that affect long term wood performance in today’s market.
If we start with design, we can set up more wood lovers for long term success.
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Exterior Wood Performance Considerations (an AIA Accredited Course)
Why you should attend?
Sustainable forestry practices, environmental restrictions on stain and “produce to order” has the changed the game for exterior wood specification. This course targets where industry changes pose a challenge to design.
We talk about naturally occurring contrast in the wood itself. This presents a challenge to architects who desire uniformity of shade.
(Above) The Installer sorted to blend naturally occurring dark and light boards to create uniform appearance.
(Below) The Installer does not pre-sort creating a checkerboard “Staccato” effect some love and some do not.
Hidden fastening systems come up as a concern again and again. Exterior Wood Performance Considerations talks about when and more importantly when you cannot hide a nail.
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