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March Mass Timber Madness Speakers

Wood, Architects, Software, Engineers, Robots, Fabricators, Technology, Builders, Sustainability, Innovation, Investors and Community

Salla (Palos) Eckhardt

Microsoft

Worldwide Construction Lead

US

Digital Transformation in Construction

Daryl Patterson

Lendlease

Digital Chief Product Officer

Australia

Lendlease and Mass Timber

Chris Sitzenstock

Sidewalk Labs

Director – Fabrication Lead

US

Sidewalk Labs and Mass Timber

Thomas Robinson

Lever Architecture

Founder

US

Architecture and Mass Timber

Janelle Leafblad

Woodworks

Pacific Northwest Regional Director

US

Woodworks and Mass Timber

Shajay Bhooshan

Zaha Hadid Architects

Senior Associate

UK

Mass Timber at Zaha Hadid Architects

Christian Pfeiffer

Ligna

Global Director

Germany

World’s Largest Wood Fair

Iain MacDonald

Director

Tallwood Design Institute

US

Mass Timber in Oregon

Erica Spiritos

Swinerton

Mass Timber Preconstruction

US

Mass Timber Construction

Alice Leung

Brick and Mortar Ventures

Investment Associate

US

Women in Construction

Judith Sheine

Tallwood Design Institute

Director of Design

US

Architecture at the Tallwood Design Institute

Maret Thatcher

Argyle Technology

CEO

US

Women in Construction

Steve Marshall

Former US Forest Service Assistant Director

Forestry and Wood Expert

US

Mass Timber in the US

Kevin Naranjo

US Forest Service

Wood Innovations Lead

US

Innovation Grants

Stephanie Gripne

Impact Finance Center

CEO and Founder

US

Impact Investing and Mass TImber

Peder Fynholm

Center for Wood & Biomaterials

Director

Denmark

Mass Timber in the Nordics

Stefan Schneider

CutMyTimber

Founder and CEO

US

Mass Timber Digital Fabrication

Maik Gehloff

University of N British Columbia

Interim Chair – School of Engineering

Canada

Mass Timber in British Columbia

Franco Piva

Ergodomus

Founder

Italy

Mass Timber in Italy

Bruno Heim

Nordic Structures

Mass Timber Specialist

Canada

Mass Timber in Canada

Brian Brashaw

US Forest Service

Forests Products Laboratory

US

Mass Timber and Wood Innovation

Brad Nile

Andersen Construction

Project Executive

US

Mass Timber and Construction

Jon Roebuck

Holmes Solutions

Mass Timber Technologies Lead

New Zealand

Mass Timber Technology Development

Alan Dias

Crosslam Brasil

Civil Engineer

Brazil

Mass Timber in Brazil

Jelle Feringa

US Forest Service

Aectuel - Robotics Lead

UK

Robots and Mass Timber

Mike Eliason

Patona Studio Architecture

Project Manager

US

Mass Timber and Passive House

Will Novy-Hildesley

Mass. & Forest Proud

Founder

US

Mass Timber and Climate Change

Wolfgang Piatke

Hundegger

Senior Sales Manager

Germany

Mass Timber CNC machines

Lech Muszynski

Oregon State University

Professor in Wood Science and Engineering

US

Mass Timber
Supply Chains

Daniel Hall

ETH – Stanford

Professor of
Industrialized Construction

Switzerland

Industrialized Construction and Mass Timber

Eve Picker

Small Change

Founder and CEO

US

Mass Timber and Crowd Funding

Fabian Scheurer

Managing Partner

Design to Production

Switzerland

Mass Timber
Design to Production

Susan Jones

Atelier Jones

Founder, Architect

US

Architecture and Mass Timber

Greg Howes

Moderator - Mass Timber City

CutMyTimber and Mass Timber City Partner

US

Connecting Global Mass Timber Networks

Brooke Gemmell

Skanska

Senior Innovative Development Engineer

US

Women in Construction

Bernie

Mass Timber Mittens

Mittens in Chief

US

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Salla (Palos) Eckhardt Microsoft Worldwide Construction Lead
Digital Twin Consortium: Co-Chair of the Infrastructure Working Group
Country : US
Presentation Topic : Construction Digital Transformation

Salla identifies as a passionate and inspiring innovation leader and a change agent for the global construction and real estate industry. She is recognized as an industry game changer, and one of the most innovative and forward-thinking people in the sector. Her focus is on successful business transformation of the AECO industry with four key components: engaging stakeholders in full digital building lifecycle, communicating shared objectives in smart buildings, driving digital transformation in smart cities, and determining coherent ways to maximize productivity and innovation with intelligent cloud & intelligent edge.

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Daryl Patterson Lendlease
Digital Chief Product Officer
Australia
Presentation: Lendlease and Mass Timber

Lendlease Digital’s Chief Product Officer and Head of Design, Professor Daryl Patterson, is pushing the boundaries on digital solutions for the real estate industry. His focus is creating digital technology connected to modern production methods and materials to create safer, greener and more affordable buildings.

In a career with Lendlease spanning more than 25 years Daryl Patterson has worked in a range of the core Lendlease business units including Construction, Development and Digital.  As an Adjunct Professor of Monash University Daryl also has a lead role in the Building 4.0 Cooperative Research Centre program.

Over his tenure with Lendlease Daryl’s experience has ranged across project and design management, development management, business leadership, and the creation of new business units including Lendlease Digital. Daryl is highly eminent in the creation of large urban renewal projects. 

Key achievements have included the introduction of new construction technologies such as engineered mass timber to the Australian market including projects such as the world’s tallest cross laminated timber building. 

More recently, Daryl has lead research and product strategy to create a digital approach for property development, building design and manufacture. This work embraces the whole value chain of real estate from development inception, through design and production to asset ownership and operations.

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Chris Sitzenstock Digital, Fabrication Lead
Company/Organization: Sidewalk Labs
Position: Digital, Fabrication Lead
Country: US
Presentation Topic: Sidewalk Labs and Mass Timber

Chris is the Director, Fabrication Lead with Sidewalk Labs, helping to bring ideas into the physical realm with prototypes and experiments.

Previously, Chris spent 11 years working for the America’s Cup team Oracle Racing, helping create the boats that won the 33rd and 34th cups. For the past year he’s worked on special projects with Google and Google X.

Growing up in a small town in the Pacific Northwest that was obsessed with wooden boats left Chris with a deep appreciation of materials and building processes. From there, the University of Washington and stints living in New Zealand and Spain helped create a worldview for varied urban and rural environments.

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Lever Architecture Founder Digital, Fabrication Lead
Country: US
Presentation: Architecture and Mass Timber

Thomas Robinson is the Founder of LEVER Architecture, a design practice based in Portland, Oregon that is dedicated to the creation of buildings that elevate human experience. The firm works closely with mission-driven clients and has a body of work that includes student housing for the Pacific Northwest College of Art, campus planning and design for leading creative companies, and the L’Angolo Estate Winery. LEVER is nationally recognized for material innovation and pioneering work with mass timber construction. The firm designed Albina Yard, the first building in the US made from domestically-fabricated Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT); and their research and testing for the Framework Project led to the first successful permitting of a wood high-rise in the US. Recent and current mass timber projects include a renovation of The Nature Conservancy’s Oregon Headquarters and a major campus expansion at Adidas’ North American Headquarters. Prior to founding LEVER, Robinson led cultural and institutional projects for Allied Works and Herzog & de Meuron. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master in Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Robinson has lectured throughout the US and Europe, and in 2018 served as the USDA Forest Service Wood Innovation Grant Visiting Professor at the University of Arkansas’ Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design.

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Janelle Leafblad Woodworks
Pacific Northwest Regional Director
US
Presentation: Woodworks and Mass Timber

Janelle has been an active building technology consultant since 2002, primarily in the area of wood technology, investigation and design of building envelope components, and construction for both historic and contemporary structures. She earned her BS in Architectural Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and her MS in Wood Science and Technology from the University of California at Berkeley. Janelle has been with WoodWorks for over seven years and provided assistance on non-residential and multi-family wood projects to designers in N. California, Nevada, and Utah, until her recent move to the Pacific Northwest. She is a licensed professional engineer in the state of California.

Janelle Leafblad is a Regional Director of WoodWorks™, a non-profit organization that provides free project support, education, and resources related to wood design solutions of commercial and multi-family wood buildings. A California-licensed professional engineer, Janelle is a wood scientist and a forensic engineer. Have a question about wood? Ask her. Really.

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Shajay Bhooshan Zaha Hadid Architects
Senior Associate
UK
Presentation: Zaha Hadid Architects and Mass Timber

Shajay is a Senior Associate at Zaha Hadid Architects where he co-founded and heads the research activities of the Computation and Design (CODE) group. He also works as a studio master at the AA DRL Master’s program in London. He pursues his research in structure and fabrication aware architectural geometry as a PhD Candidate at the Block Research Group, ETH Zurich. Previously, he has worked at Populous, London and completed his M.Phil from the university of Bath and M. Arch from the AA School of Architecture, London

Shajay has published in scientific journals and conferences, along with contributions to architectural discourse through Architectural Design and other magazines. He has taught and presented work at various professional conferences, events and institutions across the world including Architectural Association London, ETH Zurich, Poly-technic of Milan and Bari, Tongji University Shanghai, SIGGRAPH, Autodesk University etc. He has also made curatorial contributions to various exhibitions of Zaha Hadid Architects, including Venice Biennale 2012 and Zaha Hadid memorial exhibition in Venice 2016, apart from shows in Mexico, UK, USA, Taiwan etc.

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Christian Pfeiffer Ligna
General Director
Germany
Presentation: Ligna and Mass Timber

I am the head of LIGNA – the most important trade show for Woodworking and Woodprocessing in the world. LIGNA takes place in Germany since 1975 and it is organised by Deutsche Messe and VDMA – the German Woodworking Machinery Association. With this partnership, we combine long expertise in organizing major industry events e.g. Hannover Messe – the largest industrial fair worldwide and professional woodworking know how.

Trade shows were always a major link to business development in my career as a product manager and sales director in FMCG and head of international business in the luxury goods industry so it was a logical step to take the next step in 2013 to be a B2B market place organiser.

Since then the LIGNA-Team and myself are developing the community show alongside the hot topics of the industry like the Transformation of processes and companies through Digitalisation, Prefab-processes in timber construction and Woodbased Bioeconomy.

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Iain MacDonald Tallwood Design Institute
Director
US
Presentation: Mass Timber at TDI

Iain joined the TallWood Design Institute in 2016. He has worked in business development and training roles in the forest industry for 21 years, prior to which he was involved in export marketing of forest products to Asia Pacific markets. Before coming to Oregon he led the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) at University of British Columbia, Canada (UBC) for nine years. Iain holds degrees in marketing and professional education. He has significant experience globally in the design and delivery of technical and business education to workplace and professional learners, and in creating programs to stimulate innovation, entrepreneurship and business development. He is a director and past chair of the Wood Manufacturing Council.

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Erica Spiritos Mass Timber Preconstruction Manager
Swinerton Mass Timber Preconstruction US Mass Timber Construction

Erica has long been interested in the design of urban environments in ways that honor the natural resources on which our lives depend. Following her Civil & Environmental Engineering studies at Carnegie Mellon University, Erica discovered mass timber structures and their potential benefits to the construction industry and to society.  She joined a major mass timber supplier and became a cornerstone of the mass timber movement in the Pacific Northwest, educating the AEC industry and facilitating solutions to deliver eight projects, including both the tallest and the largest CLT projects in the USA: Carbon12 in Portland, Oregon, and the First Tech Federal Credit Union in Hillsboro, OR.

As the Preconstruction Manager for Swinerton Mass Timber, Erica provides project-specific expertise to support appropriate and optimal mass timber design, estimating, and procurement strategy. She has helped grow SMT from four people to 29 full-time staff dedicated to accelerating the mainstream adoption of mass timber by providing turnkey engineer, procure, construct (EPC) services across the US commercial construction market.

Linkedin:                                            linkedin.com/in/erica-spiritos-7b34051b
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Alice Leung Brick and Mortar Ventures
Invesment Associate
US
Presentation: Women in Construction Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/alice-leung

Alice started her career in the AEC industry with DPR Construction in the San Francisco Bay Area building UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. She led the Bay Area Skunkworks group and implemented various construction technologies on project sites. In April 2016, Alice relocated to Singapore to help start up the Southeast Asia HQ for DPR Construction as the resident BIM/VDC and construction technology expert and worked on data center projects. She was part of various workgroups led by the Singapore Building and Construction Authority (BCA), was a part-time lecturer for the BCA Academy BIM Management Certification Course, taught BIM courses for RICS and spoke at various conferences in the region. She joined the Digital Built Environment Institute(DBEI) organizing committee whilst in Asia and is now part of the DBEI North America Committee since her relocation back to San Francisco. After realizing the slow pace of digitization in the construction industry, Alice joined the Brick & Mortar Ventures team to work with startups that want to disrupt the way we design, construct and maintain the built world.

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Judith Sheine Tallwood Design Institute
Director of Design
US
Presentation: Architecture at the Tallwood Design Institute

Judith Sheine, DPACSA, is the Director of Design for the TallWood Design Institute and Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon. She served as UO Department of Architecture Head 2012-17 and as Professor and Chair of the Architecture Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 2002-12. Her research has focused on the relationships between design and construction technologies and since 2008 she has worked in interdisciplinary collaborations with architecture and engineering faculty and students focused on mass timber products and systems. Sheine has published extensively on the work of architect R.M. Schindler and is also an award-winning architect whose projects have been published internationally.

Bio : https://archenvironment.uoregon.edu/architecture/judith-sheine

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Maret Thatcher Argyle Technology
CEO
US
Panel Moderator: Women in Construction

Maret was born into construction, left it for a law career in peoples deaths, and came back in her current form as a construction technologist and CEO of Argyle.

Briefly a flagging contractor (you’ve seen the signs–Stop/Slow), Maret paid for law school on the jobsite. Law was supposed to be the glamorous thing, but the price was tedium. Boredom. Lack of innovation. She got inspired when she tried the Hololens 2 and was told someone would put the BIM on the jobsite.–“Well why not us?” She pondered.

Alternate realities on top of this world made more sense to Maret than arcane legal theory, and Construction called back to her. Now she spends her days helping people understand that AR is just Star Trek for the Jobsite. 

Linkedin:                                            linkedin.com/in/maret-thatcher-90119637
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Steve Marshall Former US Forest Service Assistant Director
Forestry and Wood Expert
US
Presentation: Mass Timber in the U.S.

Steve retired in January 2020, following 41 years with the US Forest Service.  Since 2013 he has played a primary role in establishing a cross laminated timber sector in the US.  His creation and leadership of the Wood Innovations Program has helped the entire mass timber sector grow. The Program has funded: training for sector players; establishing the Mass Timber Conference; investments in factories and early adaptor buildings; successful code revision efforts; materials testing; and much more.

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Kevin Naranjo US Forest Service
Wood Innovation Lead
US
Presentation: Mass Timber Innovation Grants

I have worked with the US Forest Service for 9 years. I am currently in the Washington Office, Cooperative Forestry serving as the Wood Innovations Lead working with the National Forests, state and private forestry, university and industry partners to help expand wood product markets, with a primary focus on growing markets for mass timber. I manage the Wood Innovations grant program and the sharing of wood product and energy resource knowledge through collaborative relationships. I have served as a Forest Planner, leading the development of a new land and resource management plan for the Carson NF in New Mexico. I have 21 years of leadership and management experience working in the private sector and in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps. I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a MS in in Environmental Management from American Public University.

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Stephanie Gripne Impact Finance Center
Founder and CEO
US
Presentation: Impact Investing and Mass Timber

As Founder and CEO of Impact Finance Center, Stephanie is the creative force behind the National Impact Investing Marketplace with a goal to catalyze $1 Trillion in investment capital into social ventures by replicating and scaling infrastructure that was piloted in Colorado. By providing nonconflicted education, Impact Finance Center identifies, educates, and activates individuals and organizations who want to become impact investors and develops community infrastructures such as Impact Days (an impact investing marketplace), Impact Investing Institute, Who’s Who in Financial Innovation & Impact Investing (directory), Impact Investing Giving Circles (investor accelerators), and Impact Investor Collectives (investor clubs). The three-year pilot CO Impact Days has resulted in over 70 new impact investors, sourced over 550 social ventures, and catalyzed over 260 direct impact investments totaling $260M to date.

Stephanie’s vision is driven by over 20 years of combined experience as an applied academic, investor, and practitioner at University of Colorado Real Estate Foundation and Center, the $100 million Eco Products Fund, The Nature Conservancy, USDA Forest Service, DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Journal of Wildlife Management, and several universities. She received her Ph.D. from the Boone and Crockett Wildlife Conservation Program at the University of Montana, and has a B.S. in Biology & Wildlife Management from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and a M.S. in Ecology from Utah State University. Stephanie serves in a variety of other roles: State of Colorado Employee Ownership Commission; Visiting Scholar at the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School in New York City; Virginia Tech Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability Associate; Aspen Institute Environment Forum Scholar; Boone & Crockett Fellow; Denver Foundation Impact Investing Committee Member; Environmental Leadership Senior Fellow; Property and Environment Research Center Fellow; Ford Foundation Community Forestry Fellow; Boone and Crockett Professional Member; LegacyWorks Group Board Member; International Women’s Forum – Women’s Forum of Colorado Member and Trustee Emeritus; Realize Impact Investment Committee Member; Integrated Capital Institute Advisor; Full Spectrum Capital Partners Principal; and Net Impact’s Innovator in Residence.

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Peder Fynholm Center for Wood and Biomaterials at DTI
Director
Denmark
Presentation: Mass Timber in the Nordics

Mr. Peder Fynholm is Vice Director of the Center for Wood and Biomaterials at the Danish Technological Institute. Mr. Fynholm holds a MSc in engineering from the Technical University of Denmark with specialty in wood technology and mechanical properties. Mr. Fynholm is Technical Manager in Horizon 2020 project Build-in-Wood. He is network leader of the Nordic Network for Tall Wood Buildings, comprising more than 100 companies and other value chain stakeholders for tall wood buildings and managing several other project related to using wood in construction. He has been at DTI since 2001 and works with consultancy and product development as well as certification and testing for customers nationally and internationally within the area of wood and biobased products. He has a very high knowledge on market and legal requirements for products and especially wood related products for use in constructions. He has been involved in a number of national and international R&D and commercial projects within the area of multi-storey buildings of timber, Engineered Wood Products, wood-based panels, building physics etc. Mr. Fynholm is also project manager for the Technical Secretariat for Group of Notified Bodies under CPR.

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Stefan Schneider CutMyTimber
CEO
US
Presentation Topic: Mass Timber Digital Fabrication

Stefan Schneider has spent his entire life in the building industry, as the son of a Swiss Master Timber Framer running a small business; he grew up learning and loving timber framing.

In 2002, after completed his degree in Timber Engineering with a specialization in construction, Stefan moved to North America where he led integration of CAD/CAM technologies into many companies in the timber industry.  He was involved in projects for timber frame, modular home, glulam, Mass Timber, SIP panel, and prefab companies all over the world – including Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America.

In 2003 Stefan assisted Cadwork, the leading Swiss software company developing CAD/CAM systems for the value-added wood industry, to become established in North America.  The following year he started a Cadwork franchise in Vancouver and became responsible for the West Coast region of North America.

After many years working in the industry on two continents, he recognized the opportunity to integrate craftsmanship with cutting-edge technologies at scale.  This led to the formation of CutMyTimber in 2010, a Canadian, knowledge-based company connecting and assisting CNC machine owners with traditional building companies and craftsmen. In 2011 he purchased his own Hundegger machine and in 2012 he founded CutMyTimber USA Inc. Four years later a 5-axis Krusimatic G1 machine was added. This is currently the only Krusi CNC beam processor in the USA.

Stefan’s hunger for innovation combined with his European background helped him to become involved in many pilot projects in North America. For example, CutMyTimber planned and supplied the first Passive House in Vancouver BC, as well as a glulam package for one of the first CLT/Mass timber multi-story buildings in Oregon, Albina Yard, designed by Lever Architecture.  CutMyTimber was also a leading force in the first CLT passive house, built in West Vancouver.

Additionally he teaches and speaks as guest lecturer at universities and colleges such as Oregon State University, University of BC, College of the Rockies and others.

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Maik Gehloff University of Northern British Columbia Interim Chair – School of Engineering
Canada Presentation: Mass Timber in British Columbia

Maik Gehloff is a Senior Lab Instructor in the Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design program right here at UNBC. He is also the founder and owner of Gehloff Consulting Inc. Since he was a young boy trying to design and build the perfect tree house, Maik has always been a passionate learner. This has propelled him to maintain a deep interest in keeping his education and professional development up to date with current industry standards. He began his education by earning a Dipl.-Ing. (FH) degree in Wood Science and Technology, specializing in timber engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Eberswalde, Germany. He continued his studies once in Canada through earning a MASc. in Timber Engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. Maik has presented and participated in a variety of conferences and trade shows all over the world and is always happy to share his knowledge and experience with others. Maik is also a member of the Timber Framers Guild of North America as well as the Timber Frame Engineering Council.

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Franco Piva Ergodomus Timber
Structural Engineer and Founder
Italy
Presentation: Mass Timber in Italy

He has been working for over 15 years in the design of wooden structures, taking care of all the various aspects: from static to building physics, to 3d drawings, including also CNC machine programming, shop and assembly drawings. Over the years he has become an international point of reference in wood design. Franco is a committed supporter of constant innovation he carried out numerous R&D projects for continuous improvement in wood construction. He is also quite active in promoting every aspect of wood technology, being a regular participant at worldwide conferences and seminars.

Franco has engineered more than 300 timber buildings and has been involved in several post-earthquake reconstruction projects in Italy. He is an expert in building physics and in the design of buildings in earthquake zones. He firmly believes that the keywords for the success of timber constructions in the future are: details studying, durability, prefabrication, engineering and holistic approach.

He is a published author of two books on wood construction; and a third one is now being published in Italian and soon in English.

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Bruno Heim Nordic Structures
Mass Timber Specialist
Canada
Presentation: Mass Timber in Canada

My passion is digital/virtual design, fabrication and construction.

I am a manufacturing engineer, specialized Pre-fabricated, modular, panelized, Post & beam, timber frame construction. From residential custom homes to large commercial structures.
BIM-CAD/CAM tools are my expertise. These combined with the latest CNC manufacturing from Robotic systems to complex CNC machines and next level assembly lines.

My firm understanding of building science, high performance home construction, Net Zero, energy plus homes is founded by extensive education in Europe and North America. (Passive House, Minergie, LEED.)


Specialties: 2/3D CAD/BIM
BIM Building information modeling
CAM Computer aided manufacturing
CNC manufacturing/programing
4D/5D Simulation
Energy modeling
Cabinet and Millwork software
Structural Steel design (SDS2)
CLT, (Cross Laminated Timber)
Glulam (EWP)
Project Management:
I have been involved and delivered with over 500 construction projects contributed expertise in bid, design, engineering, manufacturing.
Successfully managed multicultural teams around the world.
 

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Brian Brashaw US Forest Service
Program Manager, Forests Products Laboratory, Wood Innovation
US
Presentation: Mass Timber and Wood Innovation

Brian Brashaw is the Program Manager for the Forest Products Marketing Unit (FPMU), at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) in Madison, Wisconsin. Their focus is to work collaboratively and strategically with Forest Service FPL researchers, Wood Innovations specialists and external partners to advance forest products markets to support sustainable forest management, carbon-storing building materials, and economic development. Utilization and marketing emphasis areas include lumber, engineered wood materials, mass timber, biochemicals and biofuels, and cellulosic nanomaterials. Brian earned a B.S. degree in Forestry from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, a Master of Science Degree in Wood Products from Washington State University and a PhD. in Forest Resources from Mississippi State University. 

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Brad Nile Andersen Construction
Project Executive US Presentation: Mass Timber Construction

As a lifelong builder and student of construction systems, Brad Nile has made this the focus of his academic studies as well as world travels.  In his 25 years with Andersen Construction, Brad has managed the construction of many landmark commercial and institutional buildings in Oregon, including the new mass timber projects at the Oregon State University College of Forestry as well as mixed use, mass timber projects in Portland Oregon.  Brad lead the Andersen Construction teams that were responsible for estimating, procuring and erecting these structures. Coming from a family of forest land owners, Brad has a deep understanding of the timber industry and is passionate about the growing use of mass timber in institutional and commercial projects.

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Jon Roebuck Holmes Solutions
Mass Timber Technology Group
New Zealand
Presentation: Mass Timber Technology Development

Jon leads the Mass Timber Technology group of Holmes Solutions. The current industry shift towards Digitized Building Systems creates a need to define, develop and prove physical products for use within virtual systems. Jon’s background as an engineer in the automotive, aerospace and marine industries brings a fresh perspective to delivering these technologies for the construction sector

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Alan Dias Crosslam Brasil
Civil Engineer
Brazil
Presentation: Mass Timber in Brazil

Civil Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in Timber Structures and Mass Timber, winner of 2 Structural Talent Prizes in Brazil. Specialized in projects, design and detailing of Timber Structures. Head of New Business and Engineering for CROSSLAM BRASIL, a Brazilian CLT and GLULAM manufacturer.

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Jelle Feringa Aectuel
CTO
UK
Presentation: Robots and Mass Timber

Jelle Feringa is an architecture and robotics specialist and as CTO of Aectual responsible for the development and production of tailor-made building products at a mass scale.

While developing his PhD thesis at TU Delft, Jelle established a full robotics lab in the docks of Rotterdam. Here he developed the technical underpinnings for Odico formwork robotics, the first publically traded architectural robotics company which he co-founded in 2012.

Technologies that Jelle developed, include hotwire, hotblade, diamond wire cutting and large scale 3d printing and are applied in high-profile construction projects.

Jelle has taught and lectured at the Bartlett, Architectural Association, Paris-Malaquias, ETH Zürich, TU Delft and Aarhus School of Architecture.

Jelle is a founding partner of EZCT Architecture & Design Research. The work of the office is widely exhibited, exhibitions include the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Archilab, Orléans, Barbican Gallery Design Miami/Basel. Projects by the office are part of Pompidou Center permanent collection.

He is a long-term contributor of the PythonOCC project, and some of his fascinations include levelsets, stereotomy and powertools.

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Mike Eliason Patano Studio Architecture
Architect – Project Manager
US
Presentation: Mass Timber and Passivhaus

Mike is a licensed architect with fifteen years of professional experience, who has devoted his career to innovation in green building, Passivhaus, community housing strategies, and Mass Timber. His experience working in Germany and the Pacific Northwest has allowed him to understand and synthesize the best of both of these architectural and construction practices.

A knowledgeable Project Manager, Mike excels at working in teams, and leading them to project designs that meet and exceed client’s goals. His recently completed projects in the U.S. include Western Yacht Harbor, the first building on the West Coast to utilize Brettstapel/Dowel Laminated Timber, as well as the Goldendale Observatory State Park Addition and Remodel.

Additionally, Mike is a well-published writer, covering a variety of topics including Passivhaus, land use, housing, Baugruppen, and Massivholz/ Mass Timber. He is an activist for dense, livable, affordable, and sustainable communities.

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Will Novy-Hildesley ForestProud
Executive Director
US
Presentation: Mass Timber and Climate Change

Will Novy-Hildesley – Will leads Mass. a global community working to unlock mass timber’s potential to impact climate change. He was the founding CEO of #forestproud, a social-media platform reaching over 10 million people a month, designed to reframe the forest sector as a solution, not a problem. He built and ran Quicksilver Foundry, a strategy firm serving clients such as Intel, Deloitte and the Department of Defense, and re-branding foundations and non-profits all over the world. He was previously a program officer at the Packard Foundation and ran World Wildlife Fund’s global marine protected area program. A crew coach and Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner, he is using the Covid hiatus to experiment with learning the drums. So far very badly. He lives in Portland Oregon, has two spectacular kids, and recently took on training a new puppy to chase upland game birds.

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Wolfgang Piatke Hundegger
Senior Sales and Export Sakes Manager
Germany
Presentation: Hundegger – World leader in Mass Timber CNC machines

Wolfgang Piatke has worked in the construction industry since the age of 15 in many different roles. He is a graduate of LMU in Munich. He joined Hans Hundegger AG in 2000 and currenlty leads training, export management and many other activities in the world’s leading mass timber CNC company.

He works with a global network of clients and partners directly at at industry conferences, trade fairs and other events.

His personal interest including forestry, hunting, sports and mechanical engineering.

Hans Hundegger AG is the global leader in wood joinery CNC machines including in mass timber fabrication.


Senior Sales Manager at Hans Hundegger AG in Germany

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Lech Muszynski Oregon State University
Professor in Wood Science and Engineering
US
Presentation: Mass Timber Supply Chains

Dr. Lech Muszyński is a Professor in the Department of Wood Science and Engineering at the Oregon State University. A native of Poland, he received his M.S. in Wood Technology and Ph.D. in Forestry and Wood Technology from the University of Life Sciences in Poznań, Poland. In 1998-2004 he worked in the Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center at the University of Maine. Lech joined OSU in 2004. His research area includes mechanical performance of solid wood, engineered wood-based composites, with stress on interface performance, bonding, durability, fire resistance, damage assessment, and hygro-mechanical behavior. Since 2010 one of the focus areas of his research has been the cross laminated timber (CLT) technology and other mass-timber panel (MTP) products. Lech has toured MTP manufacturing plants, construction sites, MTP-focused research centers, and related businesses across the globe.

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Daniel Hall ETH (Stanford)
Assistant Professor of Industrialized Construction
Industrialized Construction Forum: Founder and Organizer
Switzerland
Presentation: Mass Timber and Industrialized Construction

Daniel Hall is Assistant Professor of Innovative and Industrial Construction at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering of ETH Zürich. The overarching theme of his research is to enhance governance, productivity, and innovation in construction projects through a transformation from fragmented project delivery methods to new organizational models that integrate the supply chain of the vertically and horizontally fragmented construction industry. His work finds that in order to foster more innovation in products and processes, the AEC industry must embrace new technologies, governance strategies and organizational models.

His current research interests include: Industrialized Construction, Governance of Integrated Project Delivery, Blockchain in Construction, Adoption of Systemic Innovations, Industry 4.0, and Entrepreneurship in AEC.

Daniel holds a Doctor of Philosophy (2017) in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) from Stanford University. He also holds a Master of Science (2014) in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in Sustainable Design and Construction from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science (2008) in Architectural Engineering from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. He is founder and organizer of the Stanford Industrialized Construction Forum since 2014.

Eve Picker
Eve Picker Founder and CEO
Small Change
US
Presentation: Crowd Funding Mass Timber Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/evepicker

Eve is the founder of Small Change, a real estate equity crowdfunding platform that raises funds for meaningful real estate projects, building better cities everywhere. Like Kickstarter for real estate … but with a return. 

Eve’s world has always been wrapped around cities and change. Her background as an architect, city planner, urban designer, real estate developer, community development strategist, publisher and all-around instigator has given her a rich understanding of how cities work, how urban neighborhoods can be revitalized, what policies are needed to do it, not to mention the unique marketing that creates the buzz needed for regeneration.

Eve is known for developing a dozen buildings in blighted neighborhoods, founding a non-profit, cityLAB, building Pittsburgh’s first tiny house, organizing a speaker series, launching a Pittsburgh e-zine called PopCity, and establishing Downtown Pittsburgh’s first co-working space. She also co-founded Pittsburgh’s wildly successful Open Streets program and now hosts a weekly podcast series about real estate impact investing.”

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Fabian Scheurer Design to Production
Managing Partner
Switzerland
Presentation: Mass Timber Design to Production

Fabian Scheurer studied informatics with subsidiary studies in architecture, and began his professional career as an assistant in the CAAD department at the Technical University in Munich. Appointments followed as a software engineer in Munich, as well as a consultant for new media in Zurich. He was a research assistant at the CAAD Chair at the ETH Zurich, where the idea to set up his own company evolved. Fabian Scheurer has been a managing partner at Design-to-Production since 2007, alongside which he has taught as a guest lecturer at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA, London), the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya (IAAC, Barcelona), and at the HTW Chur, amongst others.

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Susan Jones Atelier Jones
Architect - Owner
US
Presentation: Architecture and Mass Timber

A highly nimble architectural all woman-owned firm, atelierjones has been devoted to the vision that design can engender large-scale sustainable changes in our carbon-intensive US building industry, since inception in 2003. A design-award winning firm, atelierjones is a national leader in implementing innovative lower carbon construction technologies to help lower the carbon footprint of the industry. atelierjones completed four of the first mass timber demonstration projects permitted in the US: a single-family house, a church, and two modular CLTSchools. Current design projects in their Seattle office include one of the first 8-story mass timber workforce housing project in the US, a prefabricated mass timber workforce housing project and a mass timber modular house under construction.

Founder, Susan Jones, a national leader in the mass timber community, represented over 90,000 architects on behalf of the American Institute of Architects in 2016 to successfully change American building codes to allow tall mass timber buildings up to 18 stories in the US. In 2018, she published a book, Mass Timber | Design and Research, which was launched in New York City, London, Tokyo and Seattle. In addition to multiple mass timber design projects, the firm has been working with The Nature Conservancy and the USDA on a series of grants to test life-cycle analysis, and fire resistance of Mass Timber buildings in the US and internationally. Susan is an Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

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Greg Howes CutMyTimber
Business Development
Mass Timber City
Founder
US
Presentation: Connecting Global Mass Timber Networks

Greg has 20 years of experience in construction and 10 years of experience as a tech entreprenuer. His passion is hacking the $12 trillion global construction industry to make it a technology and data-driven industry.   

He co-founded CutMyTimber, a leading mass timber digital fabricator, in 2010.  He also co-founded the AEC Hackathon events and community in 2013.   AEC Hackathons are the longest running, non-profit, innovation-focused construction events on earth with 45 AEC Hackathons thus far in 30 cities in 9 countries.

He co-founded Mass Timber City to help connect the mass timber and industrialized construction communities internationally and to connect technology companies with digital construction companies.

His goal is to help make the Pacific Northwest a global leader in mass timber through collaboration and partnerships with other industry innovators.

Brooke Gemmell
Brooke Gemmell Senior Innovative Development Engineer
Civil Engineer
US
Presentation: Women in Construction

Curious and energetic, striving to find innovative ways to solve problems.