Location

Campus Center

Event Website

http://www.woodstructuressymposium.com

Start Date

9-9-2011 10:00 AM

End Date

9-9-2011 10:30 AM

Description

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.

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Dr. Clouston has been working in the field of structural wood design and engineering for over twenty years. She currently teaches structural timber design, bio-based building composites and statics/strength of materials (tectonics) for architects, engineers and construction technologists at the University of Massachusetts. Her research program focuses on the structural behavior and efficient use of sustainable, biobased composite materials. Current research topics include: wood-concrete composite systems, laminated bamboo lumber, innovative timber connections, and computational modeling of wood-based composites.

Dr. Clouston is a registered professional engineer (APEGBC) since 1992 and an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers since 2001. She serves on numerous national review panels and committees and is founder and coordinator of the Professional Masters Option in Green Building as well as the UMass Wood Structures Symposium.

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Sep 9th, 10:00 AM Sep 9th, 10:30 AM

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.

Campus Center

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.

http://scholarworks.umass.edu/wood/2011/sep09/10