Course Overview

This course will focus on how:

  • Design professionals can utilize these durable deck boards as compelling alternatives to wood cladding in the design of high-performance, low-maintenance, modern rainscreen systems.
  • Specifying bamboo-based composite deck boards as cladding can result in lower on-the-wall costs, improved UV, fade and weather resistance, and lower maintenance
  • Using bamboo-based composite and PVC deck boards as cladding can deliver enduring aesthetics, v.e. solutions, and low cost of ownership.

Credits: 1.0 LU Hour

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the role wood emulating cladding materials play in the performance of effective rainscreen systems
  • Understand the on-the-wall performance benefits of bamboo-based composite deck boards compared to wood
  • Design with bamboo-based composite deck boards to achieve a similar aesthetic and ethos offered by natural materials
  • Discuss the return on investment that high-performance bamboo-based composite deck boards offer in rainscreen applications