wood for good ltd is the industry’s generic promotional campaign providing professionals with information about wood as a key sustainable material. The campaign receives funding from the Swedish Forest Industries Federation, the Forestry Commisssion and the Confederation of Forest Industries.
Approved CPD materials
no 9: Certification, Procurement and Specifying Timber
The purpose of this seminar is to provide guidance regarding the procurement, certification and specification of wood. It includes sections on global forests, the need for certification, procurement requirements in the UK and specifying timber.
no 8: Plywood
This seminar is to provide information about the manufacture of plywood and guidance regarding the procurement, certification and specification. It also describes the types, properties and uses; grading gluing and treatment; CE marking; how plywood is procured and the standards and regulations which apply in the specification process. Case studies complete the information.
no 7: Wood Finishes - the Planned Maintenance of Wood
This module discusses durability, classification and selection of timber and includes items design and coating types, performance and application, the influence of exposure conditions re construction and climate, planned maintenance, alternative developments to prolong life of timber and concludes with interesting case studies.
no 6: Timber for Exterior Cladding
Following a short history of cladding this seminar describes timber quality, species, softwoods, temperate and tropical hardwoods, design for durability including moisture movement, surface protection, fire protection, fire reaction and fire resistance, flame retardant chemicals and treatment, types of coatings, detailing, fixings and openings, three new products for cladding ie chemically modified timber, heat treated timber and laminated timber, and some interesting case studies.
no 5: Wood Protection
This seminar discusses the need for wood protection, how it deteriorates, rot caused by fungi, insects and marine borers, the conditions which leave timber vulnerable to attack, the types of preservation and their uses and application, environmental benefits, the regulations and standards pertaining to preservation, durability of heartwood, safety and economics of treated timber and the treatability of various timbers, fire protection describes reaction of wood in fire, resistance, flame retardant chemicals and various retardant treatments. Case studies conclude the information.
no 4: Engineered Wood Products
This introduction to engineered wood beams, i.e. Glulam, OSB, LVL, PSL and LSL, their uses, material properties and available sections. I joists are covered with a description of benefits, mass and cost comparisons. Guidance on design and detailing is followed by discussion of new developments including Glulam panels, solid timber columns, adhesive bonded rods, mechanically laminated timber, new age flitch and a building system.
no 3: The Properties, Species and Science of Wood
Section 1 involves understanding wood, includes main wood groups, softwoods, hardwoods, naming systems, structure of a growing tree, a comparison of sapwood and heartwood, and microscopic structures.
Section 2 covers moisture and drying, shrinkage and defects and examples.
Section 3 discusses density, strength, durability and permeability, strength grading and classification, natural durability, its testing and classes, fungal decay, insects, marine borers and the conditions of attack, hazard classification systems, preservative treatments, wood and fire, reaction and resistance and corrosive action
no 2: Building Sustainably with Wood
This seminar covers the issue of sustainability starting with a discussion of this concept and introducing the ‘Rethinking Construction’ paper: CO2 and climate change follows, carbon sinks and atmospheric pollution, using wood to effect change and the contribution of forests, European forests and certification, the choice and substitution of materials, carbon stores, saving CO2, recycling, recovery and regeneration, the carbon cycle, enhancing and using resources including processing and manufacturing wood, modern methods of construction and environmental impact, life cycle assessment, BREEAM and wood architecture.
no 14: Hardwood
This seminar contains a comparison of temperate and tropical hardwoods; types and their strengths, applications and properties: a discussion about the effects of moisture and movement; the methods of grading, drying and certification and finally information about procurement routes and specification of hardwood. Some interesting case studies conclude the information.
no 11: The Use of Structural Timber in Construction
This seminar looks at regulations, markings, strength classes and span tables, the use of integrated engineered wood products, EcoHomes and BREEAM, technical information on structural methods of roof construction and a number of inspiring case studies.
Module 17: Medium Density Fibre Board
The material aims to inform architects and specifiers about the history and manufacture of MDF, to indicate the properties, uses and applications of MDF to inform about the regulations and standards for MDF and to check by assessment the understanding of the module.
Module 16: Oriented Strand Board
Type: Online Learning
The material aims to inform architects and specifiers about the history and manufacture of osb; to indicate the properties, uses and applications of OSB; to inform about the regulations and standards for OSB and to check by assessment the understanding of the module.
An Introduction to Windows
Type: Online Learning
This seminar will provide information on the use, manufacture, design and protection of wooden windows
An introduction to Doors
This seminar will provide information on the use, manufacture, design and protection of wooden doors