Acetylated Wood: Durable, Stable, Sustainable Wood for Windows, Doors & Siding

Start Date
02/02/2017
End Date
02/02/2019
Description
This course discusses the process of wood acetylation, the resulting changes to wood, applications for this product, its green credentials and a number of case studies involving acetylated wood.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
Recall the process of wood acetylation, and compare and contrast the improvements of acetylated wood over other methods of preserving wood and other timbers.
Compare the durability, dimensional stability, coatings performance and environmental benefits of acetylated wood compared to other treated timbers and species.
List and describe a wide range of external applications ideally suited to acetylated wood, and review a number of interesting case studies.
Describe key environmental benefits of the life cycle assessment of acetylated wood over other building products.
Compare the carbon footprint of acetylated wood to other standard materials.
Instructors
Lisa Ayala
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Course Codes
AEC496
Provider
AEC Daily Corporation


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