Decorative Hardwood Plywood: Attractive & Sustainable

This course will better inform the architect and designer about decorative hardwood plywood in terms of its manufacture, uses, types and sustainable attributes. The architect and the designer will gain an understanding of the different adhesives and core material options available, which options are more sustainable, and which options are most commonly used. Participants will also know what to look for in order to successfully specify decorative hardwood plywood and how the material can contribute to LEED & LBC projects.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Explain the basics of decorative hardwood plywood, how it is manufactured, and its sustainable attributes
  2. Compare and contrast the different types of cores and adhesives that are used to manufacture decorative hardwood plywood with an emphasis on urea formadelhyde and NAUF options
  3. Differentiate and discuss the different types of veneer options offered (including species, grading, and cut)
  4. Discuss the questions that need to be asked to successfully specify decorative hardwood plywood concerning LEED & LBC contribution
Available Regions: 
Continental US
Design Category: 
(06) Wood, Plastics and Composites
AIA Course Number: 
icf06d
GBCI Course ID: 
0920012395