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Thursday, June 20 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
When Builders Talk – Gaining Knowledge, Insight, and Momentum

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A round table of veteran Living Building Makers reflect on how the Living Building Challenge has changed them and their work - touching on the obstacles and opportunities going forward.Deep sustainability goals increase workforce and leadership interest, commitment, enthusiasm and resourcefulness. By gathering as construction and trade veterans of two Living Building projects at two inspired institutions, the panelists will present briefly and then engage in questions and discussion among the panelists and with the session participants. Themes will include building cooperation, problem solving, and inspirational take-aways going forward, along with a generous helping of real time stories!  Presenters include mechanical contractor, electrical contractor, project management staff and the timber design / fabricator for the R.W. Kern Center.


Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright

Founder and Senior Advisor, Wright Builders Inc.
Jonathan has been an active regional leader in sustainable design and construction since the 1970’s. Under his guidance Wright Builders completed over 40 LEED certifications. He provided leadership for preconstruction planning, materials selection and budgeting on both Living Buildings... Read More →
avatar for Mark F. Ledwell

Mark F. Ledwell

President, Wright Builders Inc.
Mark served as Project Manager for the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, and led that team through the final design, permitting sourcing and construction processes. As a skilled craftsman and artisan in his own right, he lent his methods insight and knowledge, along with managerial... Read More →
avatar for Linda Gaudreau

Linda Gaudreau

Operations Manager, Wright Builders Inc.
Linda is responsible for permitting, planning, dispatching at Wright builders. She also manages all aspects of building certifications and compliance for LEED and Living Building Challenge. She has led the teams that, along with designers and consultants, vetted over 800 materials... Read More →
avatar for Chris Carbone

Chris Carbone

Company Steward and Team Leader, Bensonwood
Chris is recognized as an innovator in wood based, off-site construction systems, and leads the Bensonwood engineering department in developing creative solutions for sustainable architecture and construction. He has spearheaded Bensonwood's involvement in mass timber, working on... Read More →
avatar for James Moran

James Moran

MJ Moran Mechanical Contractors, Founder
Jim has nearly 50 years’ experience in the mechanical trades, and his firm services projects throughout western New England. He and his firm provided expert mechanical services for the R. W. Kern Center, and were instrumental in solving many process and construction questions as... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Crocker

Jamie Crocker

President, Crocker Communications, Electrical Contractors
Jamie and his team provided electrical services for both Living Buildings on the Hampshire College campus, providing ingenious and beautiful exposed work, resourcefulness, problem solving, and integrating with other trades and designers. They arranged with their suppliers to ensure... Read More →


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