Misperceptions still exist that buildings made of materials such as concrete or steel last longer than buildings made of wood. Although this connection between materials and building longevity is often assumed, it is not borne out in fact, as will be discussed in this course.
- Analyze factors contributing to the long-term durability of wood buildings.
- Implement effective design strategies for controlling moisture in wood buildings.
- Discuss comprehensive approaches for protecting wood buildings from insect damage.
- Determine effective quality control measures that will have significant positive long-term impact on building durability.