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Hanley Wood University

 

Framing

  • Post-Frame Buildings: A Light-Commercial Mainstay

    1 LU

    In this era of growing interest in all things sustainable and cost-effective, post-frame construction and its primary material, wood, are gaining favor in construction, including in the light-commercial market. As such, post-frame building systems are now an application of choice for low-rise, light-commercial buildings such as office and municipal buildings because of their energy efficiency, versatility, and durability. This course will examine post-frame building systems including their versatility, range of applications, structural features and key performance characteristics. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Green Building, Green Builders, Green Design, Framing
    Sponsor:
    National Frame Building Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Six Benefits of Post-Frame Building Systems: From Cost Savings to Sustainability

    1 LU HSW

    Post-frame buildings are engineered wood-frame systems that feature large, widely-spaced supporting columns. Post-frame buildings offer numerous advantages that make them an ideal choice for low-rise commercial construction. This course will cover the six key benefits of post-frame building systems, including cost savings, energy efficiency, code compliance, sustainability, design flexibility, and durability. The course will also present numerous case studies that demonstrate cost and time of construction for typical post-frame building projects. Take the course.

    Posted:
    January 2014
    Subject(s):
    Green Design, Framing, Sustainability
    Sponsor:
    National Frame Building Association
    Certification(s):
    AIA
  • Wood Acetylation: Offering a Non-Toxic Path to Preserve Wood

    This course is registered for 1 AIA CEH and will provide learners with knowledge of wood acetylation and an understanding of the numerous benefits of acetylated wood products. It looks at long-lasting performance benefits and describes how acetylated wood is a sustainable product that has been modified through a process that leaves no toxic substances in the wood. We will look at how the product has improved dimensional stability while maintaining the versatility, and workability of wood. Additionally, participants who are builders, trades people, designers, and architects may see a potential maintenance-cost savings for their clients and an environmental impact reduction because of the low maintenance requirements and improved durability of acetylated wood products. Take the course.

    Posted:
    May 2012
    Subject(s):
    Wood, Framing, Lumber
    Sponsor:
    Eastman Perennial Wood