Want to learn more about all things related to using wood as a building material?
Check out some of the links below.
Hawaii Building Codes
The State of Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services website lists all the rules that fall under the state’s Building Codes.
Southern Forest Products Association
By providing the green building community with science-based facts about sustainability, embodied-energy, and carbon impact, wood can stand out as the greenest of building materials.
Treated Wood Council
This life cycle assessment (LCA) was used to gauge the amount of energy used throughout each products lifetime. This includes the total amount of water and fossil fuel expended from obtaining the raw materials to the manufacturing, usage, transportation, recycling and disposition.
The Durability site is a joint CWC/FPInnovations-Forintek website whose intent is to provide current information on the durability of wood products in order to ensure long service life of wood structures.
History has shown that, with proper design and maintenance, wood structures can deliver decades and, in fact, centuries of reliable service.
National Hardwood Lumber Association
The National Hardwood Lumber Association’s (NHLA) mission states that its duty is in “maintaining order, structure and ethics in the changing global marketplace.” The organization also maintains the rules for the complex lumber grading system.
The American Wood Protection Association (AWPA)
All the latest information on treated wood products and which types are the most appropriate for various exposures.