Most aspects of building are regulated. This course will help you understand how regulations and standards affect how timber is produced, specified and supplied for use in buildings in two key areas: timber product standards and building regulations
This topic introduces the key wood properties that influence timber’s performance when it is exposed to hazards
This topic introduces you to things you need to know to determine an appropriate MC for timber in applications and handle and store timber and wood products to maintain that moisture content
This topic introduces you to things you need to know for building in bushfire areas. It will help you choose and specify appropriate timber and wood products
This topic introduces you to major grading methods, the structure and application of grades in industry, and their regulation through standards
This topic provides an overview of consumer law, and discusses the key questions to be asked of the customer, and the performance requirements for major application types.
This topic introduces you to the main things you need to know about timber and wood properties.
This topic introduces timber and wood products’ environmental characteristics, describes their potential contribution to sustainable development and compares them with those of major materials. As forestry practise can have significant impacts on the forest’s renewability and other impacts, the benefits and limits of forest and chain-of-custody certification are discussed.