Read summaries of past symposia: 2011, 2008, 2007

Join us this September for the 2011 Symposium on Wood Engineering, Architecture and Construction at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Presentations will cover net-zero energy technology, environmental benefits of using wood and new, innovative wood building systems. Two afternoon workshops will focus on detailing essentials such as thermal, moisture and acoustic issues,  air tightness, and indoor air quality and ventilation. In addition, an exciting new wood product out of Europe, called Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), will be showcased. Experts from both North America and Austria present the essentials in achieving energy efficiency and sustainability in wood construction in this inspiring 2 day seminar.

This year, we are proud to be partnering with the University of Innsbruck, Austria, home of many experts on Passive House design. The Passive House standard is known to be the world’s leading standard in energy efficient construction.


Keynote Address:

“Multi-storey wood buildings and sustainable urban development: integrated, energy efficient solutions for the future”

Prof. Dr. Michael Flach
Head of Timber Engineering Unit
Institute for Construction and Materials Science
Faculty of Civil Engineering

University of Innsbruck, Austria

Prof. Dr. Maria Schneider
Dean of studies: Architect and Town Planner
Institute of Urban Design and Regional Planning
Faculty of Architecture

University of Innsbruck, Austria

Who should attend?

This symposium provides an ideal learning and networking venue for:

Architects, Engineers, Builders, Building scientists, Green building specialists, Specifiers, Building inspectors, Educators and Students

Symposium Organization:

Chair: Peggi Clouston, Associate Professor, PE, Ph.D.
Co-Chair: Alexander Schreyer, Lecturer, M.A.Sc., Dipl.-Ing.
Building and Construction Technology, UMass Amherst

Workshop Chair: Anton Kraler, Assistant Professor, DI Dr. techn.
Institute for Structural Engineering and Materials Science, University of Innsbruck

Continuing Education Credits are Available
Full attendance will qualify for 13.25 AIA Continuing Education System units for Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) and Sustainable Design (SD) (6.75 learning units on day 1 and 6.5 on day 2). Engineers will receive a certificate of attendance from AIA to claim PDHs (check with your organization for acceptance).


September 8-9, 2011 — University of Massachusetts Campus Center, Amherst, MA