Robert Malczyk speaks about engineered wood buildings

Robert Malczyk speaks about engineered wood buildings

Robert Malczyk, principal engineer of Vancouver-based firm Equilibrium Consulting, visited BCT last week to give a guest lecture on "Engineered Solutions in Wood". His lecture was the second installment in this semester's impromptu BCT lecture series “Building with Wood”, following Cassie Phillips of Weyerhaeuser. Fifteen years of design excellence and over a thousand successful projects have established Equilibrium as a leader in wood engineering worldwide. Their unique ability to take on complex structural challenges and find elegant, innovative, yet efficient solutions is exemplified in projects like the Frank Gehry-designed Art Gallery of Toronto, the Raleigh-Durham Airport roof structure, and the forthcoming IDB building at UMass Amherst, which will arguably be the most advanced modern wood structure in the eastern US. In reflecting upon the span of his own career, Robert not only gave career advice to the many students in attendance but also illustrated his firm's work in a detail-rich, visually stunning, and often very humorous manner. To learn more about Equilibrium's projects, follow the link at the...
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Cassie Phillips speaks about sustainable forestry

Cassie Phillips speaks about sustainable forestry

Last Friday we had the pleasure of hosting a lecture by Cassie Phillips, Vice President for Sustainable Forestry at Weyerhaeuser. She spoke as part of this semester's impromptu BCT lecture series "Building with Wood" and her talk presented a global view on sustainable forestry, covering issues like land use changes, forestry practices, and forest certification systems. With a background in Forestry and Law, Cassie Phillips oversees Sustainable Forestry at Weyerhaeuser. Founded in 1900, Weyerhaeuser is a forest products company that has operations in 10 countries. The Company’s business segments are Timberlands, Wood Products, Cellulose Fibers, and Real Estate. BCT would like to thank Ray Kinoshita Mann (Department of Architecture) for making this talk possible. Link: LinkedIn profile University of Maryland - Global Forest Change website (a reference for those that attended)  ...
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