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ARSC 4050 - Wood Design

Architectural Science Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

At a time when design professionals are striving to reduce the environmental impact of their buildings, and both public and private institutions are looking for ways to minimize their carbon footprint, this course will provide: an introduction to the unique attributes of wood as a building material: give an overview of the emerging technologies of mid-rise frame, mass timber and composite construction in British Columbia; explain how wood fits within the broader context of environmental, economic and social sustainability; and discuss the physical and psychological benefits to be gained from the greater use of wood in buildings.



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