When: Thursday, October 28 / 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
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Thermally Modified Wood: A sustainable solution (Virgina Tech)

Credits:  6.0 AIA LU

When:  Thursday, October 28, 2021

Where:  Cambria Hotel and Suites | 1 Helen Heneghan Way, Rockville, MD 20850 | Parking is free for participants

Cost:  $50

About this Course

In this course we will explore Thermally Modified Wood (TMW) as a material for interior and exterior uses. TMW are wood species harvested in a sustainable manner in the United States and subjected to high temperatures to modify the properties and color. TMW is chemical free, has high decay resistance, is more dimensionally stable, and is a renewable, sustainable way to sequester carbon in a useful building material. Due to the darker color of TMW, it has been used as an alternative to many tropical hardwoods in decking and siding applications. We will discuss what is TMW, how it is made, its sustainability, uses, lessons in specification/application and a trip to visit a structure where it has been used in multiple applications.