Design for Durability

This topic introduces the key wood properties that influence timber’s performance when it is exposed to hazards such as termites. It discusses how timber durability and hazards are classified, and looks at the key steps in good design approaches for durable timber performance in different types of applications. 

Hazards for timber durability 
This includes information about how timber breaks down, its major causes, and an explanation of Hazard Classes. 

Ways to reduce these hazards 
This outlines how timber can resist breakdown – naturally, or with treatment – and ways to design to avoid the major hazards to timber. 

This course has 1 video module

VIDEO: Getting Started Guide: Design for Durability

Length: 5:10

Completing the learning resource in this topic can improve the way you choose or specify the most appropriate timber for the application. 

If you successfully complete one or more of the Assessments, you can earn a WoodSolutions Knowledge Certificate. It can also provide pathways through to further education and training. Find out more about these pathways at WoodSolutions Campus Pathways.