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LEARNING CREDIT:

1 Hour LIVE WEBINAR Session | AIBC 1 Core LU | AIA 1 LU/HSW | BC Housing 1 CPD, Informal

DESCRIPTION:

The all-natural beauty of Western Red Cedar and Yellow Cedar products from British Columbia adds value and prestige to construction projects. Architects, specifiers, engineers, designers, and homeowners are increasingly choosing these products as a sustainable building material.

This presentation will describe the aesthetic, durability and long-term performance qualities associated with both wood species. It will explain the cedar products, grades and finishes available in todays’ market, their appropriate uses, and guidelines for properly specifying them. It will give insight into the manufacturing, drying, and safety practices for working with cedar. Also explained will be coating applications, and the care and maintenance for these environmentally responsible building materials.

This session will be presented by an industry professional from Power Wood Corporation.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the appropriate and testable drying and grade requirements for various applications of cedar.
  • Understand the specifications and surface finishes for the various Western Red Cedar and Yellow Cedar products available in the market today.
  • Learn about the best coating application and maintenance practices for cedar, including natural weathering.
  • Learn about the manufacturing process of cedar products in British Columbia, and the safety practices for working with cedar.

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