Session Number 122
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Building With Remodeling In Mind
Tedd Benson - Author, Building Pioneer, Founder and CEO of Bensonwood & Unity Homes
Walpole, New Hampshire
About this program:
Building innovator Tedd Benson will discuss disentangling building layers and other smart approaches
that help prepare for future renovations, among other benefits. The session includes the history, philosophy
and impact of this approach on energy efficiency, indoor air quality and the building process, as well as
strategies, methods and innovations for disentangling building layers and assemblies.
About the Presenter:
Tedd, founder of Bensonwood (1973) and Unity Homes (2012), has devoted his life to developing a
better way to build. A key figure in the revival of timber framing in America, he was one of the founders
of the Timber Framers Guild of North America (1984) and authored four books on the subject. Through
the decades, Bensonwood established itself as a creative leader in timber frame design, engineering,
craftsmanship, and CAD‐CAM technology. This work has taken the company to nearly every state in the
U.S. (Oklahoma is a holdout), as well as Canada, England and Japan. Today, Bensonwood continues that
leadership, pioneering the use of Mass Timber and CLT’s in buildings large and small. After having spent
many years with the Bensonwood team developing processes, systems, logistics, and technology, Tedd
went on to found Unity Homes, now a sister company, with the objective to make high performance
homes affordable and normal. Tedd is a nationally known speaker and presenter and is the recipient of
many awards, including an honorary doctorate from Unity College, and most recently, The Granite State
Award in recognition of his statewide and national influence on best building practices.
Program Level: Basic-Intermediate
Content Area(s): Energy Efficiency, Building Design & Construction (including Green), High Performance Buildings