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Building for the Future: How Wood Contributes to Sustainable Construction

November 19, 2013 – 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


San Antonio, TXSan Antonio, TX


Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register today to secure your seat.

Lunch is included in the cost.
On-site Check-in: 10:30 am
Seminar Begins: 11:00 am
Program Concludes: 2:00 pm

Course Description

This course will examine how the use of wood as a structural material in buildings contributes to their environmental performance. Attendees will learn how to quantify the sustainability of their building designs through life cycle assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Discussion will include the impact of wood on a building’s carbon footprint, and the effects of timber harvesting practices on North American forests over the past 100 years. Wood-based framing systems and details will be presented to demonstrate material and energy- efficient options available, including alternate systems and techniques such as cross laminated timber (CLT) and advanced framing.

Norris Conference Center
4522 Fredericksburg Rd A-100
San Antonio, TX 78201

Free parking. 

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WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for two HSW credits.

Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for their participation.

Professional Development Certificates and AIA CES forms will be available on site.

Learning Objectives

  • Utilize life cycle assessment and related measurement tools to help quantify the sustainability of building designs.
  • Understand the impact of forestry practices on the health of North American forests and global climate change.
  • Explain the natural carbon cycle and how the use of wood affects the carbon footprint of buildings.
  • Select environmentally-preferable framing alternatives for wall, floor and roof.


Contact Dawn Veach at 404.394.4197 or .


19 November 2013
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Norris Conference Center
San Antonio, TX United States

WoodWorks offers a wide range of in-person and online training opportunities, from Wood Design Symposiums that include concurrent seminars and a trade show, to half-day workshops, lunchtime seminars and webinars.