Thermally-Modified Wood Short Course


Thermally modified wood is considered more decay resistant and dimensionally stable than non-modified wood; therefore, improving the performance of the wood in exterior applications.  The color of locally sustainably harvested and sourced hardwoods can match that of tropical timber.  So, what exactly is thermally modified wood? How is it made, is it more sustainable, and what are it’s properties? This short course introduces the basic concepts of thermally-modified (TM) wood including production process, properties, applications, and markets.

Where and When

VA Department of Forestry. Address: 900 Natural Resources Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22903

Date: October 17, 2019

Who should attend?

Architects, civil engineers, contractors, wholesale lumber distributors, retailers, building contractors, government and state agencies, and the general public interested in learning more about this material.


  • Brian Grieb, GriD Architects
  • Scott Seyler, Northland Forest Products
  • Brian Bond, Virginia Tech
  • Omar Espinoza, University of Minnesota
  • Henry Quesada, Virginia Tech
  • Juan Gonzalez, Virginia Tech



$100. Includes CE certificate (CE units and hours), coffee breaks,  and lunch. To register  please follow this link