Program

Below is the two day tentative program:

 

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

TimeItem
7:00am –
9:00am
Registration
8:00am –
9:00am
Coffee Break, Exhibitors and Posters
9:00am –
10:00am

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:

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

Learning objective: to gain knowledge of the holistic concept being implemented in Austria to integrate design, energy efficiency and societal systems in multi-storey timber buildings. The presentation focuses on net-zero energy technology, flexible floor plans, healthy indoor climate and life cycle assessment.

Prof. Dr. Michael Flach and Prof. Dr. Maria Schneider
University of Innsbruck, Austria

10:00am –
10:45am

Why Use Wood Framing” 

Learning objective: to learn about many of the considerations when using wood frame construction including cost effective construction, aesthetics, durability, heights and areas, and combustibility.

Scott Lockyear, P.E.
Senior Technical Director / National Director for School Construction
WoodWorks – Southeast

10:45am –
11:00am
Coffee Break, Exhibitors and Posters
11:00am –
12:00am

Sustainable Design Considerations” 

Learning objective: using scientifically-based life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology, this session demonstrates why wood products are better for the environment than other materials in terms of indicators such as embodied energy, air and water pollution and global warming potential. This presentation also examines why wood from sustainably managed forests is a good choice when it comes to one of society’s most pressing issues—climate change. 

Scott Lockyear, P.E.
Senior Technical Director / National Director for School Construction
WoodWorks – Southeast

12:00pm –
1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm –
5:00pm

WORKSHOP 1 

Learning objective: to learn about energy standards and how to design advanced energy efficient building envelopes. Passive house principals and fundamentals on thermal, moisture issues, and air tightness will be covered

Session Chair:
Anton Kraler, Asst.-Prof. DI Dr. techn.
Institute for Structural Engineering and Materials Science
University of Innsbruck 

Moderator:
Alexander C. Schreyer, M.A.Sc., Dipl.-Ing.
Building and Construction Technology
UMass Amherst 

Friday, September 9th, 2011

TimeItem
7:00am –
9:00am
Registration
8:00am –
9:00am
Coffee Break, Exhibitors and Posters
9:00am –
10:00am

“Prefabrication systems and processes at Bensonwood”

Learning objective: to discover the innovative approach of Open-Built® Homes by Bensonwood. The ten principles for a better way to build are presented, including separation of structural and mechanical systems, 3D measurement and positioning systems for designers, and modular components.

Chris Carbone, PE
Company Steward, Engineer
Bensonwood Homes 

10:00am –
10:30am

“Structural wood systems: emerging technologies”

Learning objective: to learn about design and use of wood hybrid and composite systems and their material efficiency; specifically, considerations and advantages in terms of strength and stiffness, as well as sound attenuation, vibration dampening, and reduced fire risks.

Dr. Peggi Clouston, P.Eng.
Associate Professor
Building and Construction Technology
UMass, Amherst

10:30am –
11:00am
Coffee Break, Exhibitors and Posters
11:00am –
12:00am

“Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) construction”

Learning objective: to learn about a new and promising wood-based product for non-residential and multi-storey building that has been established in Europe for 15 years. Different types of assemblies will be presented through case studies and the performance attributes of the product will be discussed.

Jean-Marc Dubois
Northeast Sales Manager
Nordic Engineered Wood

&

Mathias Oberholzer
Nordic Engineered Wood 

12:00pm –
1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm –
5:00pm

WORKSHOP 2

Learning objective: to learn about green detailing for multi-storey wood construction; including, indoor air quality and ventilation, acoustics and quality control.

Session Chair: 
Anton Kraler, Asst.-Prof. DI Dr. techn.
Institute for Structural Engineering and Materials Science 
University of Innsbruck 

Moderator:
Alexander C. Schreyer, M.A.Sc., Dipl.-Ing.
Building and Construction Technology
UMass Amherst 

Please note: This program is subject to change

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