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Specifying Wood Ceilings and Walls

Wood has long been a favorite in residential and commercial design and has become one of the fastest growing material categories in commercial interiors. Wood ceilings are often selected because of their unique product features (e.g., several different access options), acoustical performance, and availability in a variety of veneers and perforations. This course will address all aspects of understanding and specifying wood ceilings & walls, including applications for wood ceilings, types of wood ceilings, understanding how wood ceilings are made; wood ceiling performance capabilities and limitations, and things to consider when specifying custom versus standard wood ceilings.

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:

  • Understand how and why wood ceilings and walls are used in commercial interiors
  • Learn about how wood ceilings and walls are made
  • Understand how size, composition, and shape of panels can affect lead time and cost
  • Examine wood veneer types, quality levels, and matching
  • Understand how acoustical performance is achieved with different wood ceiling and wall options
  • Review factors affecting the use of wood in commercial spaces (such as fire performance, composition, LEED/FSC certification, etc.)

AIA logo Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW

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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