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Wood based materials

From Forest to Furniture 
Understanding the role of wood based materials in sustainable design

Course description:
This course covers the sustainable use of wood and wood fiber in all of its roles in commercial and healthcare furniture, beginning with proper forest management. The makeup of better-than-carbon-neutral composite panels is discussed in detail, as is the production of natural and engineered veneers. The different laminate options available in office furniture are also covered, including relative levels of performance in recommended applications and design matching programs that help designers maintain harmony in value-engineered commercial projects. Samples of the materials discussed will be shared with the audience during the presentation.

CEU credits:

  • 1 HSW CEU credit with a Sustainable Design focus
  • 1 AIA learning unit
  • 1 GBCI CE hour