Making it last: Timber durability and exterior wood finishes

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Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

Durable timber design is a sustainability issue as good timber used outside shouldn't suffer due to poor selection and detailing. This course will present broad guidelines for balancing species performance, site conditions, architectural intent in finishes and maintenance, and an effective building service life.

This course is based on Greg Nolan's presentation at WoodSolutions Seminars 2011.

AACA Competency: Design


Greg Nolan, Assoc. Professor, University of Tasmania, School of Architecture & Design

Gregory Nolan is a registered architect and lecturer in the School of Architecture & Design. He is also Director of the School's Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood (CSAW), a broad, multidisciplinary research and education group that fosters the use of timber as a building material that is efficient, economic, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible.
In addition to work in current and past building design with timber, Greg is also involved in efforts to gain the most from Australia's plantation resources.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    1 hour

    Continuing professional development hours


    1 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.


    This course is recognised under the GBCA CPD program with 1 point.

    Donít forget to submit your request for GBCA CPD points via the CPD Learning Portal. Points are not automatically allocated.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the characteristics of timber
  • Elaborate on how weathering, decay and hazards affect timber
  • Design for durability and reduced decay

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



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