COTE Greenbag - Useful Waste - Repurposing Construction Mockups, Center for Architecture Portland (AIA Portland), Wednesday, 18. September 2019

1 CEU Available
Speakers: Julia Mollner, Associate AIA, CSI; Rebecca Taylor; and Lauren Chamberlain
“Useful Waste” is a PSU Center for Public Interest Design led initiative that aims to reframe the industries view on construction waste and encourage material diversion and reuse. The intent of this initiative is to utilize an overlooked material resource – exterior envelope construction mock-ups - by repurposing the material and responding to pressing social needs, such as the local state of housing emergency. Mock-ups are seen as temporary structures and typically end up in the landfill due to lack of pre-planning and immovability. This initiative facilitates a new process of material diversion within the typical construction schedule and requirements. By repurposing a mock-up, a project team:
·         diverts material and reduces landfill waste
·         reduces embodied carbon impact from materials
·         assists project sustainable goals (LEED, etc)
·         could receive tax benefits for charitable donations
·         contributes to local community efforts
Learning Objectives:
1.    To introduce new strategies and standards for exterior envelope mockup design.
2.    To understand the process, benefits, and liability of diverting construction waste from construction projects.
3.    To become familiar with the Useful Waste initiative, process, and the PSU Center for Public Interest Design.
4.    To identify construction projects that could divert and repurpose useful materials on small scale design-build projects.

Wednesday, 18. September 2019, Center for Architecture Portland (AIA Portland), COTE Greenbag - Useful Waste - Repurposing Construction Mockups

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