Teaching kits give hands-on help. The CWC has prepared new kits to help university professors of architecture and engineering teach the essentials of wood products and construction. Each kit contains a binder of wood construction information, including slides, information bulletins and company product brochures.
Numerous samples of wood products, such as wood panels, engineered wood, parallel chord trusses, timber connectors and graded lumber make up the hands-on component of the kit. `We've sent over 1000 kits to professors who are new to the subject of wood. We plan to expand from there so that these kits are used throughout the country,' says one CWC employee involved with distributing the teaching kits. 'Together with our manuals and software, these kits will provide all the teaching tools a professor needs,' he adds.
Companies interested in having their product brochures included in the kit should contact Garth Matley (Shipping).
The following outline shown is currently used in the book "Introduction to Wood Design". This is meant as a guideline for professors who would like to either teach Wood Design as a whole or would like to add modules on wood design within their curriculum.
The following Power Point presentations (with notes) are available for download.
- Structure and Properties of Wood (Presentation)
- Structure and Properties of Wood (Notes)
- Post and Beam Construction (Presentation)
- Post and Beam Construction (Notes)