Suspended Wood Ceilings: Design to Delivery

Sponsored by 9Wood

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the benefits of wood ceiling suspended by t-bar: technical requirements for specifying this common assembly type in order to provide acoustic and environmental performance and durability along with desired aesthetics.
  2. Discuss the different types of materials that go into suspended wood ceilings: evaluating the types of solid wood, engineered wood, veneers, finishes and other related materials for their acoustic, environmental, and fire safety performance and their long term durability.
  3. Identify critical design and functional considerations when designing, specifying and installing wood ceilings, including those with direct bearing on safety, environmental performance, access and acoustics, especially in demanding environments such as education and healthcare.
  4. List the sustainability attributes of wood ceilings, including use of recycled fiber, FSC certification for responsible chain of custody in materials, LEED contribution, HPDs and EPDs, Red List Materials requirements, indoor air quality through use of low-emission binders, finishes and related materials.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 1 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA
NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

This course offers a comprehensive discussion of the key factors that inform and influence the specification of a suspended wood ceiling. It covers the benefits of suspended wood ceilings; materials including wood options, such as veneers, solid wood, or reclaimed wood; sustainability attributes; and performance characteristics.

Photo credit: Mario Villeda


 

9Wood 9Wood’s alphanumeric name is derived from division 9 + wood ceilings. Based in Oregon, we are your wood ceiling specialists. We fabricate per your specification and approval to meet your budget and schedule. Our architectural support team will assist you in making knowledgeable decisions to deliver your design intent, reliably.

 

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