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Wood as An Engineering Material: Wood as a Sustainable Building Material

COURSE NO: S01-005
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Wood as An Engineering Material: Wood as a Sustainable Building Material
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course illustrates how wood is considered as a sustainable building material.


Few building materials possess the environmental benefits of wood. It is not only the most widely used building mate­rial but also one with characteristics that make it suitable for a wide range of applications.One of the greatest attributes of wood is that it is a renewable resource. If sustainable forest management and harvesting practices are followed, wood resources will be available indefinitely.


This 1 PDH online course is applicable to civil, structural or geotechnical engineers, as well as design and construction personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding in wood as a sustainable building material or who are involved in the design and planning of wood structures.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learning how wood is considered aGreen Building Material
  • Understanding the concept of Embodied Energy
  • Learning the Carbon Impact of different materials
  • Familiarizing with the different Forest Certification Programs
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Chapter 1, "Wood as a Sustainable Building Material" of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Publication, “Wood Handbook - Wood as An Engineering Material”, FPL-GTR-190.
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Wood as An Engineering Material: Wood as a Sustainable Building Material (289 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit. The quiz will be based on Chapter 1 of this USDA publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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