Fire Retardant-Treated Wood: Specification and Use

Sponsored by Western Wood Preserves Institute

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discover how FR-treated lumber is manufactured, the steps taken to assure proper quality control and the fire retardants used today.
  2. Learn how to specify FR-treated wood products and make necessary adjustments in design values when used in engineered applications.
  3. Discover how fire retardants are tested for efficacy and how they provide fire protection.
  4. Explore how the International codes allow use of FR-treated wood products for specific applications.
  5. Consider appropriate interior and exterior applications of FR-treated wood.

Credits:

HSW
1 AIA LU/HSW
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
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
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
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

The purpose of this course is to explain that for some applications, building codes provide for the use of fire retardant-treated wood products as an alternative to noncombustible materials. This course offers a review of fire retardant wood products, including their manufacturer, the applications and types of fire retardants that are available, and the factors that must be considered to ensure fire retardant wood products are properly specified.

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Western Wood Preservers Institute Western Wood Preservers Institute (WWPI) is a nonprofit member trade organization representing the interests of the preserved wood products industry throughout western North America for more than 70 years. WWPI is responsible for supporting the safe and proper use of preservative-treated wood products in construction through education and technical support.

 

Originally published in April 2022

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