We are the leader in the development of building codes and standards for wood design, and provide online and live training to support their implementation.
Our education programs include courses related to the use of traditional and engineered wood products for residential and commercial applications, and are ideally suited for code officials and design professionals.
We have partnered with the International Code Council (ICC), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and National Council on Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) to grant professional continuing education.
Sustainable construction, green codes and standards, and increased focus on the embodied carbon of buildings has been elevated in profile over the last few years. Recent State and Federal guidelines are continuing to incorporate these concepts into building practices, increasing the demand for design professionals familiarize themselves with the underlying reasoning behind the requirements and credits. This presentation will provide a basic background for stakeholders in the construction industry how the wood industry demonstrates the environmental attributes of wood products through standardized approaches that can be utilized by green building codes and rating systems and a peek at upcoming trends in this space.