Ben Weil Speaks About Operating Buildings During COVID

Ben Weil Speaks About Operating Buildings During COVID

Ben Weil presented lessons learned in consulting with building owners, operators, constructors, and renovators working to operate safely and profitably in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. Guidance from government and international health agencies as well as professional societies can be helpful but can also be confusing. This presentation provided some interpretation of the standards in light of recent evidence and provide some guidance in thinking through the best practices to minimize risks. Weil looked at short-term approaches to operations, and considered how investments to address covid risk now can pay off in the long-run by saving energy while providing healthier, more comfortable, more productive, and safer indoor environments. https://youtu.be/x4v757njYMA   Links Benjamin Weil, UMass Amherst, BCT Faculty Member  ...
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BCT Professional Masters Info Session, 2-17

BCT Professional Masters Info Session, 2-17

If you are graduating this Spring, a few months away, and considering Graduate School, join Dr. Carl Fiocchi in an Information Session (Weds. 2-17; 5:00 PM) on the BCT Professional Masters Program. The program is a one year (two semester) 30 credit program, where you will be able to pursue a specialized interest in Sustainable Building and increase your marketability in the AEC world. Zoom Link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/97088837228  ...
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Tedd Benson speaks about a better way to build in the 21st Century

Tedd Benson speaks about a better way to build in the 21st Century

Tedd, founder of Bensonwood (1973) and Unity Homes (2012), has devoted his life to developing a better way to build. A key figure in the revival of timber framing in America, he was one of the founders of the Timber Framers Guild of North America (1984) and authored four books on the subject. Through the decades, Bensonwood established itself as a creative leader in timber frame design, engineering, craftsmanship, and CAD- CAM technology. This work has taken the company to nearly every state in the U.S. (Oklahoma is a holdout), as well as Canada, England and Japan. After having spent many years with the Bensonwood team developing processes, systems, logistics, and technology, Tedd went on to found Unity Homes, now a sister company, with the objective to make high performance homes affordable and normal. Today, Bensonwood continues to lead the industry, pioneering the use of Mass Timber and CLT’s in buildings large and small, and collaborating on innovative projects to...
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Heidi Jandris speaks about lowering the embodied carbon of concrete masonry units

Heidi Jandris speaks about lowering the embodied carbon of concrete masonry units

Heidi Jandris provides technical and design services for Jandris Block. She is part of the 3rd generation of family business’s , grew up immersed in all things concrete block and worked as a welder at the plant before getting her BArch at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Sustainable Building Systems degree at Northeastern University.  Synopsis Lowering the embodied carbon of concrete masonry units is essential to the environmental mission of Jandris Block. In this lecture Heidi Jandris described how her company's CMUs both sequester carbon and uses less cement during manufacturing – thus further reducing the embodied carbon of their products. https://youtu.be/_Ad1tkzxSVY Links Jandris Block Hey Heidi Blog ...
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