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Wood Works for the Specifier

  • October 14, 2014
  • by lwinkler

Welcome to the third issue of Wood Works for the Specifier™ for 2014. Let us know what topics are of interest to you and we’ll keep you updated throughout the year.

Resources for the Architect and Design Community

Columbia Forest Products now offers 3 different sample boxes — PureBond, Appalachian Traditions, and The FinishLine– and a comprehensive Specification Binder. If you would like to add any of these items to your resource library please email us. For free single samples you may order now by clicking here .

Columbia Forest Products Green Products Webpages

Columbia Forest Products has updated our website to include more comprehensive information on the different LEED® rating systems (LEED NC, LEED CI, etc.) and the NAHB Green Home Building Standard. Click here to review our information and if you need more detailed information contact the LEED AP for your area for additional help.  We are also planning to add some information on Living Building Challenge in 2014. 

Columbia Forest Products in the News

Want to check out the latest about Columbia Forest Products? Go to our Behind the Wood Blog to find out the latest news on our Purebond® Quality Awards Entries, Habitat for Humanity House in Greensboro, the Solar Decathlon Europe entry and more.

In August 2014, Columbia Forest Products launched a new consumer orientated PureBond website to better serve our consumer needs. The new website offers many new and improved features, such as: mobile and responsive layouts, enhanced sharing capabilities and much more! Click here to check out the new website.

PureBond Fabricator Network (PFN) Update

Since Columbia Forest Products launched the PureBond Fabricator Network (PFN) in the summer of 2008 more than 900 fabricators from across North America have joined the program. You can be assured that a PFN member will use our product if you specify it, so you have the peace of mind that what you specify will be used (and not something cheaper or inferior being subbed in its place).  If you have suggestions on fabricators to add to our program or would like more information, please contact us.

To find a PFN member, just visit www.cfpwood.com and click on the link for “Where to Buy” to try our new and improved search tool. 

Continuing Education Offerings from Columbia Forest Products

“Making the Most of Real Woods” is a continuing education offering on Interiors & Sources website.  Go to www.interiorsandsources.com/ceus and follow the instructions.  The article has been approved for one hour of continuing education credit (0.1 CEU) as approved by IDCEC or one Learning Unit (LU) as approved by AIA.  The article, sponsored by Columbia Forest Products, gives some great information on the history behind decorative hardwood plywood and how to responsibly specify it.

We have launched our newest continuing education presentation.  The presentation is titled “Decorative Hardwood Plywood & Veneer:  Beautiful by Nature”.  It is AIA and GBCI approved for continuing education.  This presentation will cover the basics of decorative hardwood plywood (adhesives, cores, and veneers), how to successfully specify it, and its green attributes.  If you are interested in scheduling a presentation send an e-mail to info@cfpwood.com.

Columbia Forest Products will be doing a webinar of our AIA/GBCI approved presentation “Decorative Hardwood Plywood & Veneer:  Beautiful by Nature” on Tuesday, December 9th from 12 pm to 1 pm Eastern time.  The course has been approved for one Learning Unit (LU) as approved by AIA, and is approved for 1 GBCI CE Hour.  Click hereto register or check our website www.columbiaforestproducts.com or www.greence.com for registration information.

Project Gallery

Visit our project gallery section of our website to view inspiring projects from coast to coast that have used Columbia’s PureBond decorative hardwood plywood. You will find examples of both commercial and residential projects featuring different decorative panels that we offer.

Do you have a job that includes our plywood? If so we would love to feature your project. Please contact us at info@cfpwood.com. Just submit high-quality digital photos and we’ll credit your firm, architect, designer, fabricator and/or photographer. We want to see your creations in our portfolio!

2014 Tradeshow Update Update

Click on the events section of our website to find the upcoming shows where Columbia Forest Products will be exhibiting at in 2014 including:

  • GreenBuild 2014 in New Orleans, LA from Wednesday, October 22nd to Thursday, October 23rd. Wood Pavilion, Booth #2747

Get FREE Expo passes to Greenbuild 2014, click here!

Questions on a LEED Project?  Contact a Columbia LEED AP!

If you need help with specifying materials that contribute to LEED® credits or need help with a LEED submittal, Columbia’s LEED AP team is ready to help!

Steve Chavez: (800) 694-9663 or schavez@cfpwood.com

Paul Davis: (503) 330-1852 or pdavis@cfpwood.com

Richard Poindexter: (800) 637-1609 or rpoindexter@cfpwood.com

To find the LEED AP for your area download our LEED-Compliant Product Grid and contact map click here








Richard Poindexter, CGP, LEED AP BD+C

Specialty Products Manager




800.637.1609  |  rpoindexter@cfpwood.com


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