Understanding “Wood Aesthetic” Technologies for Cladding & Soffits

Sponsored by Geolam

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the current market “wood aesthetic” technologies.
  2. Define the core materials of each technology.
  3. Explain the sustainable features and Life Cycle benefits for each technology based on the following criteria: Color Retention, Maintenance and Warranty.
  4. Describe the surface burning characteristics and explain how they can be specified to achieve code compliance.
  5. Explain the installation Details & Budgetary Information.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

The look of “Wood” provides warmth in a building design that cannot be achieved by masonry, metals or other building materials. Natural wood is a traditional option, but newer composite and synthetic products replicate the look of natural wood but offer superior color retention and life-cycle performance while requiring little to no maintenance. This learning unit will provide an in- depth overview of current “wood” design technologies natural and synthetic.

Wood Aesthetic

Photo courtesy of Geolam

Geolam Vertigo 5010 (Teak) installed at Blackbaud HQ, Daniel Island, SC

 

Geolam, Inc. Geolam, Inc. is an importer and distributor of state-of-the-art Japanese hybrid aluminum/wood-plastic composite architectural trims (louvers, sun-screens, pergolas), rainscreen cladding, and decking. We have 30 years of history with installations around the world.

 

Originally published in February 2021

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