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