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Wood That Lasts eUniversity

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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.

Courses at the eUniversity are designed to give you the knowledge to properly specify, utilize and sell preserved wood products. These courses are available 24/7 and all you need is a computer and a desire to learn more about Wood That Lasts.

The Wood That Lasts eUniversity is offered in cooperation with AEC Daily, an online education service that offers contining education to architects, designers, specifiers, contractors and building product distributors. To view or download the Wood That Lasts courses, visitors must complete a free registration, which allows you to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) when you complete a course.

Wood That Lasts curriculum

The Wood That Lasts eUniversity offers two courses on products that are pressure treated to protect wood from either deterioration or from the effects of fire. Each course is available as a self-paced presentation, which can be downloaded as a PDF file, or in a dynamic narrated version featuring video, which runs in your web browser.

In both versions you'll find pop quizes to test what you have learned. You must correctly answer the pop quiz questions to continue with the course.

At the end of each course, you'll take your finals in a 10-question test. Pass the test to earn CEUs from more than 25 different organizations. See the AEC Daily course pages for the list of CEUs available.


Course:
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:

  • Manufacturing process for pressure-treated wood
  • Types of preservative treatments
  • Required levels of retention, per end-use application
  • Desired service life and exposure conditions
  • American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) Use Category standards
  • Current issues concerning preserved wood in construction
  • 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 26 organizations

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Reference publications

PreserveSpec - Specifying with AWPA Use Categories PDF
PreserveSpec - Preserved Wood and the 2018 International Building Code PDF
PreserveTech - Field Treating PDF
Specifiers Guide - Best Management Practices PDF

Course:
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:

  • Manufacturing process for fire-retardant-treated lumber and plywood
  • History of fire retardants
  • Types of fire retardants available
  • How fire retardants work
  • Fire retardant wood the the building codes
  • Common questions about fire retardant wood products

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 27 organizations

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Reference publications

FireSpec - Fire Retardant Treating vs. Coatings PDF
FireSpec - Fire Retardant Wood and the 2018 International Building Code PDF
FireSpec - Code Compliant Fire Retardant-Treated Wood Labels PDF