Engineered Wood Products (EWP) Basics: Strong, Safe, and Green

Sponsored by Roseburg

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe Engineered Wood Products (EWP) and their primary uses.
  2. Discuss the environmental advantages which come from using EWP.
  3. Leverage these benefits to make your project more environmentally sound.
  4. Identify and utilize the economies inherent in EWP.
  5. Describe the environmental, health and safety issues that can be associated with other framing products and how those can be reduced by using EWP.
  6. Identify what tools are available from EWP producers and associations to increase your project


Each choice in construction has an impact on the character of the finished product, whether your client wants an environmentally friendly home, a home that wears well over time, or is concerned about price and resale value. Each building starts with a base and a frame. In this course we are focusing on one option for frame design. Engineered wood products (EWP) are a strong, safe and green alternative to steel and dimension lumber for framing residential and light commercial projects.


Roseburg Roseburg is North America's largest, most diverse family-owned producer of wood products for green building including lumber, engineered wood, plywood, particleboard and decorative surface panels. Roseburg's ownership of sustainably managed timberlands and innovative, eco-friendly manufacturing practices result in 30+ FSCĀ® Certified, recycled and NAUF products that contribute to LEEDĀ® credits.