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Building Sustainably in South Carolina with Wood

About the Program

Building public and educational non-residential buildings with wood was the subject of a series of free workshops hosted by Clemson University’s Wood Utilization and Design Institute and its partners in the SC Wood Innovation Team. The workshops were held May 16, 18 and 20 in Greenville, Columbia and Charleston, respectively, and focused on changes to building codes as well as new wood products that can provide solutions to meet building owners and designers needs. Attendees heard updates from Phil Gerald, State Engineers Office; Gene Kodama, State Forester; and other speakers. The luncheon presentation featured the new SC Welcome Centers designed by Liollio Architecture.

Building owners, designers, and other professionals attended.


Building Sustainably Videos

Kick-off: South Carolina’s Forest and Wood Products

Gene Kodama State Forester, SC Forestry Commission

Update on Activities at the SC State Engineer’s Office

Phil Gerald, Project Manager, Office of the State Engineer 

What Types of Buildings Are Right For Your Needs

Bruce Lindsey, WoodWorks

SC Wood Products and How To Locate Them

Tim Adams, SC Forestry Commission

Building Construction Market and Wood Use

Al Goetzl, Seneca Creek Associates

Importance of Wood for the Quality of Life and Forestry

Dan Len, US Forest Service

Live Oak Bank: Not Your Grandfather's Bank

Danny Adams, LS3P Associates Ltd.

YMCA Pavilion at Camp Harrison

Talk by: Dean McKenzie, C Design and Doug Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick Engineering

UNC Greensboro Dining Hall Renovation

Talk by Cheryl Walker, Bergmann Associates and William Bulla III, Bulla Smith Design Engineering