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Designing with Hardwood Veneer & Challenges of Wood Doors in Coastal Environments - CANCELLED
October 11

This presentation had been canceled.

The Small Firms Roundtable presents two seminars on wooden doors and hardwood veneer, offering 2 LU|HSW.

Challenges of Wood Doors in Coastal Environments
Learning Objectives:
   • Understanding the coastal environment
   • Are your clients’ projects in the danger zone?
   • Wood doors used through history
   • Proper wood species selection
   • Hardware and weather strip considerations
   • Sealing a wood door
   • Elevations and overhang
   • Importance of screen doors
   • Impact rated products
   • Water rated products

Designing with Hardwood Veneer
This program will provide information on planning interior wall and fixture surfaces with hardwood veneer including:
   • Wood veneer production
   • Slicing methods and specification
   • Grain and figure; how they affect your design
   • Grade requirements: allowable characteristics and identifying defects
   • Availability in LEED® projects.
   • Avoiding specification errors
   • Practical limitations to what you can do with wood veneer
   • Leaf to leaf matching, panel matching, room matching
   • Sketch faces
   • Shop drawing requirements & your expectations
   • Sample requirements & approvals for the record

Organized by the Small Firms Committee and presented by Marc Held, CSI, CDT, with Upstate Door.  2 LU|HSW. $10 for AIA members; $20 for non-members. Lunch provided by Upstate Door.