The recent import tariffs on lumber from Canada have generated higher interest among many builders in importing lumber from other countries that may or may not have properly graded the imported wood for structural use. Grading and inspection agencies accredited by the American Lumber Standard Committee (ALSC) develop lumber design values and provide grade stamps that assure builders and building officials that the lumber they are using has the desired structural properties. This webinar replay will provide an overview of the ALSC, its activities, and the lumber grading process, including how lumber from both the U.S. and Canada is graded, as well as how lumber imported from outside North America can be graded for use under U.S. building codes and standards.
Participants in this webinar replay will:
Review the history of the American Lumber Standard Committee, its makeup and its activities
- Examine the process by which lumber is graded for structural purposes and how design values are determined
- Explore how lumber imported from outside North America can be evaluated and graded for use in buildings constructed to the International Building Code and International Residential Code
Speaker: David E. Kretschmann, President, American Lumber Standard Committee
NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations - CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM
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