Preservative-Treated Wood: Specification and Use
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.
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Discuss how preservative-treated wood products are manufactured, the steps taken to ensure proper quality control and the types of preservatives used today.
Specify preserved wood products using the AWPA Use Category System.
Recall where preservative-treated wood is required under the International Building Code.
Outline the Best Management Practices (BMPs) regarding the use of preserved wood in aquatic and other sensitive environments.
Use the technical resources available for preservative-treated wood products to aid in the specification process to ensure project safety and longevity.
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