Specifying and Using Fire Retardant & Preservative Treated Wood

By November 26, 2018Uncategorized

Our good friends at the Western Wood Preservers Institute have created some excellent resources to assist Industry professionals in gaining an increased understanding of how fire retardant & preservative treated wood products are made and used. In particular, there are two (2) courses which can be taken entirely online to help build upon your existing knowledge base. The 2 courses are available at (click link to visit site):

  1. Fire Retardant Treated Wood Specification & End-Use
  2. Preservative Treated Wood Specification & End-Use

The online courses includes sections on types of preservative & fire retardant treatments and required levels of retention as dictated by end-use application, desired service life, and exposure conditions; specifying with American Wood Protection Association Use Categories; preserved wood and building codes, including current issues concerning treated wood in residential and commercial construction; and an overview of Best Management Practices (BMPs).

Learn more about Western Wood Preservers Institute by visiting their website at https://wwpinstitute.org/.