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Wednesday, September 12 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Regenerative Tech and Biophilic BIM: Bringing Natural Materials to Modern Construction
Track: Biomimicry + Biophilic Design

Natural materials have inherent strengths due to their genius designer, our earth. Utilizing nature's gifts had long been the go-to for creating the products we use every day, until the industrial revolution changed this practice. The growing trend of biophilic design and yearn to reconnect with nature is opening up passageways to utilize our natural resources and facilitate a regenerative economy. Modern technologies allow us to work with and understand natural materials in a way even the strictest code official would approve of. Learn about the technologies easing manufacturing, design, specification, and engineering of natural construction materials.

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Michaela Harms

R+D Programs Manager, WholeTrees Structures
Michaela Harms works to expand and execute WholeTrees’ R+D strategy to commercialize engineered structural products made of trees resultant of sustainable forest management. Her ability to identify focused research goals and successfully procure grant funding helps continue the... Read More →
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Wil V. Srubar III

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Prof. Wil V. Srubar III is an assistant professor of architectural engineering and materials science and engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. He received his PhD from Stanford University in 2013 and his BS and MS from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas... Read More →

Wednesday September 12, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Room 323 David L. Lawrence Convention Center