A basic underdstanding of wood science--the study of the behavioral properties of wood as a material--is important for designers as a foundation for informed design-thinking with wood. Facilitated by TallWood Design Institute, Wood Science 101 for Designers is a brand new online lecture series aimed at distilling the fundamentals of wood behavior into a course consisting of just nine (9) lectures, each taught by a different faculty expert at Oregon State University. Lectures Topics include:
Wood Anatomy: Part I + II
Mechanical Properties: Part I + II
Acoustics, Air, and Energy Efficiency
Mass Timber Manufacturing
Thermal Properties and Fire Performance
Bio-deterioration, Durability and Treatments
When: Fall 2020; September 29 - December 1; Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:15 pm
Classes will be taught live, but will be recorded and available to participants.
Credits: Available for 9 AIA CEU's (1 AIA credit for each of the 9 lectures attended).
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