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Wood - Handbook

Credit: 36 PDH or CE Hours
Course Fee: $324.00
486 pages

Course Summary:

Summarizes information on wood as an engineering material. Presents properties of wood and wood-based products of particular concern to the architect and engineer. Includes discussion of designing with wood and wood-based products along with some pertinent uses.

Learning Objective:

  • Characteristics and Availability of Commercially Important Wood
  • Structure of Wood
  • Physical Properties and Moisture Relations of Wood
  • Mechanical Properties of Wood
  • Commercial Lumber
  • Lumber Stress Grades and Design Properties
  • Fastenings
  • Structural Analysis Equations
  • Adhesive Bonding of Wood Materials
  • Wood-Based Composites and Panel Products
  • Glued Structural Members
  • Drying and Control of Moisture Content and Dimensional Changes
  • Biodetrioration of Wood
  • Wood Preservation
  • Finishing of Wood
  • Use of Wood In Building and Bridges
  • Fire Safety
  • Round Timbers and Ties
  • Specialty Treatments

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Course Content

Course Author: US Forest Services

Course 1

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Certificate of completion of the course

This course comes with a multiple-choice quiz. You can view the quiz and take the quiz if you are logged in your account. You can take the quiz for this online PDH course as many times until passed. The passing grade is 70% and above. After you pass the quiz simply follow the page, to pay for the course and print your certificate instantly. A copy of the certificate and receipt for this course will always be in your account.

This online PDH or CE course can also be used as a continuing education course for the following.


PE Civil Engineers

PE Structural Engineers

Home and Building Inspectors

Landscape Architects

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