When properly designed, wood frame structures will resist damage by moisture and living organisms. Recommendations for control of moisture and protection against decay and insect infestations are contained in AWC™s Design of Wood Frame Structures for Permanence, WCD No. 6. Protection of wood frame structures to provide maximum service-life involves four methods of control, which can be handled by proper design and construction: (1) control moisture content of wood, (2) provide effective termite controls, (3) use of durable materials such as naturally durable or preservative treated wood, and (4) quality assurance.
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AIA Course Number: DES125_0D 1H
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