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Welcome to the campus of the Wood That Lasts eUniversity, where you can build your knowledge in preservative- and fire-retardant-treated wood products.

The eUniversity is offered in cooperation with AEC Daily and Architectural Record's Continuing Education Center. Both online education services offer contining education to architects, designers, specifiers, contractors and building product distributors.

On both online platforms, visitors must complete a free registration to view or download the Wood That Lasts courses and receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) when the course is completed.

Wood That Lasts curriculum

The eUniversity offers courses on preservative-treated and fire-retardant-treated wood products that protect them from deterioration or from the effects of fire. Courses are available as downloadable, self-paced presentations or in a dynamic narrated version featuring video, which runs in your web browser.

At the conclusion of each course, you'll take your finals in a 10-question test. Pass the test to earn CEUs from multiple organizations, including AIA. See the course pages for the list of CEUs available.

The information presented in the courses are supplemented with downloadable publications from the PreservedWood.org Online Technical Library. These titles offer the most current information about preservative- and fire-retardant-treated wood.

Click on the tabs below on each campus to view each course description and the links to take the course.


AEC

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AEC Daily
Preservative-Treated Wood: Specification and Use

Description
In applications where wood may be exposed to moisture, insects, or fungal organisms, preservative-treated wood can ensure a project’s durability. This course reviews: the manufacturing process for pressure-treated wood; types of preservative treatments and the required levels of retention as dictated by the end-use application, desired service life, and exposure conditions; American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) Use Category standards; current issues concerning preserved wood in residential and commercial construction; and Best Management Practices (BMPs) for aquatic uses.

Course formats:
Note: You must register and log into AEC Daily to view or download courses

PDF download - self-paced version
Enhanced HTML - narrated with video

CEU credits
1 hour, from mulitple organizations

Reference publications

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AEC Daily
Specifying and Using Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood

Description
For some applications, building codes provide for the use of fire-retardant-treated (FR) wood products as an alternative to noncombustible materials. To ensure that FR wood products are properly specified, it is important to understand how these products are made, their formulations, and the building code references that guide their use in construction. This course reviews the manufacturing process for fire-retardant-treated lumber and plywood, how fire retardants work, types of fire retardants, and fire retardant wood the building codes

Course formats:
Note: You must register and log into AEC Daily to view or download courses

PDF download - self-paced version
Enhanced HTML - narrated with video

CEU credits
1 hour, from multiple organizations

Reference publications

AR

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Arch. Record Continuing Ed. Center
Durable Construction with Preservative-Treated Wood

Description
In this presentation, participants will learn about the manufacturing process for pressure-treated wood, available products and their differences, and how preserved wood is used in construction. Topics include an overview of preservative treatments, desired service life and exposure conditions, AWPA Use Category standards and current issues concerning the safe use of preserved wood. Participants will also receive instructions for free downloading of the Treated Lumber Guide smartphone/tablet app.

Course formats:
Note: You must register and log into the Continuing Education Center to receive CEU credits.

Enhanced HTML - narrated

CEU credits
1 hour, from multiple organizations

Reference publications

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Arch. Record Continuing Ed. Center
Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood: Specification and Use

Description
For some applications, building codes provide for the use of fire-retardant-treated (FR) wood products as an alternative to noncombustible materials. To ensure that FR wood products are properly specified, it is important to understand how these products are made, their formulations, and the building code references that guide their use in construction. This course reviews the manufacturing process for fire-retardant-treated lumber and plywood, how fire retardants work, types of fire retardants, and fire retardant wood the building codes

Course formats:
Note: You must register and log into the Continuing Education Center to receive CEU credits.

Enhanced HTML - narrated

CEU credits
1 hour, from multiple organizations

Reference publications