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Preservative-Treated Wood: Copper Azole Treatment

Continuing Education

Learn At Your Own Pace - You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives - At the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Describe the pressure preservation process
  2. Explain the treated wood transition that occurred in 2003
  3. Discuss the features and uses of copper azole treated wood
  4. List environmental benefits of preserved wood

AIA logo Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW
Pressure-treated wood has a long history−it's been around since the second half of the 19th century. Wood has been preserved with chemicals containing various pesticides as a means to protect against such intruders as termites and decay fungi. This course will provide a background on traditional CCA-treated wood, and will introduce the next-generation preservative−copper azole. We will discover how it works, why it exists, what it protects against, available types, how it is made, where it is used, and how it differs from traditional treated wood, including its key features. At the completion of this course, you will be able to describe the pressure preservative process, explain the treated wood transition that occurred in 2003, discuss the features and uses of copper azole-treated wood, and detail the many environmental benefits of treated wood.

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.

This test is no longer available for credit


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