Walsh Construction hosted our 2016 Building Science Seminar in both Seattle and Portland this summer with a focus on energy consumption reduction and the design and construction of wood structures.
During the morning, presenters focused on low-energy/net-zero energy buildings, embodied energy and life cycle considerations in building structures, while in the afternoon presentations included important considerations such as movement, durability and energy efficiency. The day closed with case studies in mass timber architecture, technology and design.
We were very fortunate to be joined by industry experts including Ralph DiNola and Cathy Higgins of New Buildings Institute, Frances Yang of Arup, Graham Finch of RDH Building Sciences, Joseph Mayo of Mahlum.
Videos and PDFs of each of the presentations are included below.
- Video for the Introduction by Mike Steffen, AIA LEED AP, General Manager of Walsh Construction Co.
- Video and PowerPoint for Energy: The Big Picture / Moving Towards Net Zero Energy Buildings by Cathy Higgins and Ralph DiNola of New Buildings Institute.
- Video and PowerPoint to Low Energy Project Case Study: Orchards at Orenco by Mike Steffen, AIA LEED AP, General Manager of Walsh Construction Co.
- Video and PowerPoint for Embodied Energy and Life Cycle Considerations by Frances Yang of Arup.
- Video and PowerPoint for Movement in Wood Buildings by Martin Houston, AIA LEED AP, Quality Director of Walsh Construction Co.
- Video and PowerPoint for Wood Buildings: Design for Efficiency & Durability by Graham Finch of RDH Building Sciences.
- Video and PowerPoint for Case Studies in Mass Timber Architecture, Technology & Design by Joseph Mayo of Mahlum.
Thank you to presenters Ralph DiNola and Cathy Higgins of New Buildings Institute, Mike Steffen of WALSH, Frances Yang of Arup, Graham Finch of RDH Building Sciences, Joseph Mayo of Mahlum and Martin Houston of WALSH! Excellent work by all.