Wood/Plastic Composite and PVC Decking: Sustainable Exterior Surfaces

Start Date
07/16/2017
End Date
07/14/2019
Description
Composite decking reflects the beauty of natural and exotic hardwood and offers many advantages over wood decking. This course discusses the features, installation practices, applications, and environmental benefits of using wood/plastic composite and PVC decking materials for residential and commercial design projects.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Residential Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
Compare and discuss the differences between PVC, traditional composite, and capped composite decking materials.
Discuss the physical properties and performance characteristics of wood/plastic composite and PVC decking materials.
Detail application, installation, and maintenance techniques of different wood/plastic composite and PVC decking products.
Analyze the sustainability benefits and performance criteria of wood/plastic composite and PVC decking materials relative to qualifying for credits under green building programs.
Summarize design options and considerations for creating durable exterior decks for residential and commercial applications.
Instructors
Paul Recko
Website Registration
Course Codes
AEC992
Provider
AEC Daily Corporation


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