Increasingly, building owners and design professionals are turning to wood construction to satisfy all of these industry, market, and regulatory demands and challenges. Long valued as a building material for its performance and cost advantages, today’s building owners are choosing wood to satisfy these and other value propositions, from environmental sustainability and resilience to creating distinctive buildings that appeal to the next generation of employees and apartment dwellers, all while meeting tight budgets and construction timelines.

This course looks at how wood construction can contribute to process efficiency, sustainability, and marketability.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how wood construction can be used to reduce construction timeframes, ensure quality, and accommodate changes in the field.
  • Name some value propositions other than cost that are making wood an attractive construction choice for building owners.
  • Describe common prefabricated and modular components and assemblies that are used in wood construction today.
  • Describe how wood is being used to create environments that appeal to the new generation of employees and occupants.
  • Explain how recent code changes are enabling cost-effective, high-density designs.

Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of the build environment and wood-frame building