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S182A
Wood as an Engineering Material - Part IAIA HSW

John C. Huang, Ph.D., PE

Wood has been used in the construction of buildings, furniture, tools and vehicles for thousands of years. Today, wood is as important an engineering material as ever, and in many cases, technological advances have made it even more valuable. This course is based entirely on the Wood Handbook published by the USDA Forest Service, which is regarded as the most comprehensive treatise on wood as an engineering material. Part I of this course provides detailed information on the characteristics and structure of wood, from physical properties to mechanical properties. In addition, this course covers lumber stress grades, design properties, fastener types, and structural analysis equations for wood construction. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.

AIA Members: You must take the courses listed under the category "AIA/CES Registered Courses" if you want us to report your Learning Units (LUs) to AIA/CES. If you take courses not registered with AIA/CES, you need to report the earned Learning Units (not qualified for HSW credits) using Self Report Form provided by AIA/CES.

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