CEU Summary

Specifying and Using Pressure-Treated Southern Pine for Marine Applications

Southern pine (SP) is a group of four highly versatile and durable softwood species with a unique cellular structure that permits deep, uniform penetration of preservatives, making it preferred for pressure treatment in aquatic environments. SP is used in a wide variety of marine applications, including docks, boardwalks, and pilings in fresh, brackish, and saltwater environments. This course will discuss why SP that has been pressure-treated with preservatives is an ideal product for marine construction applications and will explore performance benefits and considerations to maximize the lifespan of installations.

Credit: 1 AIA LU/HSW

By the end of the course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Examine the global importance of sustainable forestry and how pressure treated southern pine positively contributes to ecosystems and economies..
  • Illustrate why southern pine that has been pressure treated with preservatives is ideal for marine construction applications.
  • Discover specification considerations for pressure treated preserved southern pine.
  • Explore how to maximize the lifespan of pressure treated southern pine through proper handling and installation.

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