Building & Construction Tech 304 - Wood Properties

Alexander Schreyer

TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM

UMass Amherst
John Olver Design Bldg Rm 162
Wood is an amazing building material: It is beautiful and warm to the touch. It is easy to machine and abundantly available. It is light, yet strong and stiff. And best of all: It comes from a renewable source. To build with wood, however, requires understanding its peculiarities: the variability of its properties, its interaction with water and the possibility of biodeterioration. This course introduces students to the anatomy and properties of wood as applies to construction and architecture. It provides an overview of wood-based products and exposes students to structural systems in wood. Basic laboratory techniques for physical measurement and mechanical testing are introduced.

This course is restricted to Building and Construction Technology majors only. Meets with ECO 624

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.