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CES #350: A Conversation with Criswell Davis, Dana Spessert and Vernacular School Designs by Project Little Dream

Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/12/2013
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
The American Club Hong Kong
Address
49/F, Exchange Square Tower 2, 8 Connaught Road, Central

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The Presentation:

The evening will begin with a special presentation by a group of local architecture students working to build sustainable schools in Cambodia using wood, as part of Project Little Dream, winner of a 2013 AIA Hong Kong Citation.

Criswell and Dana will then share several case studies of projects using sustainable American hardwoods. These natural products have always been a popular choice for American and European architects and designers because of the wide variety of species available, and for their environmental credentials.  With the export of US hardwoods to Greater China (Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan) expected to reach more than US$1 billion in 2013, and many more applications becoming apparent for both interior and building construction projects worldwide, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) is hosting this seminar to educate architects and designers on the use of US hardwoods in sustainable design and to provide a practical demonstration of the lumber grading rules for North American hardwoods.

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The speaker:

Criswell -smiling headshot

Criswell Davis is an internationally recognized American hardwood expert and current president of Mighty Oaks Consulting.  He has 25 years of experience in the American hardwood industry, including more than 17 years representing a large American sawmill and kiln drying facility.   Davis works with architecture and design firms around the world helping to guide them in the process of specifying and procuring American hardwoods for projects in the US and overseas.

 

 

 

Dana Spessert - 2Dana Spessert has served as the Chief Inspector of the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) since 2010 where his responsibilities range from managing a staff of field inspectors to rules interpretations. He began his career of choice on a family owned sawmill and has been an inspector of hardwood lumber for more than 28 years. He has presented the NHLA hardwood lumber inspection rules to thousands of lumber traders, architects, manufacturers and other hardwood related attendees around the globe. His expertise in the inspection of hardwood lumber is unequalled in the industry.

 

 

 

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