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):
- Fire Retardant Treated Wood Specification & End-Use
- 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/.