Wednesday, April 7, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 pm MT | Future World Vision: Mega Cities 2070
Gerald (Jerry) Buckwalter, M.ASCE, Chief Innovation
Be the first to get an early preview of Future World Vision, ASCE’s bold, comprehensive project to anticipate,
reimagine, and prepare for future changes. The session will kick off with a presentation titled, “Vision Behind the Vision,” providing a background on ASCE’s Future World Vision initiative, followed by a demo in the form of
a guided journey through Mega City 2070 as a preview of what’s to come. The session will conclude with a live Q&A segment with the presenters.
David J. Odeh, SE, PE, F.SEI, F.ASCE, SECB, Principal,
Odeh Engineers, Inc
1:30 - 2:30 pm MT | Johnson Controls OpenBlue Healthy Buildings:
Healthy People, Healthy Places and Healthy Planet
Tyler Smith, Johnson Controls, Executive Director,
OpenBlue is a complete suite of connected solutions that delivers impactful sustainability, new occupant
experiences, and respectful safety and security that combines our 135 years of building expertise with
Thursday April 8, 2021
8:30 – 9:30 am MT | From Impossible to Possible: A Living Building in the Hot, Humid South
Shan Arora, J.D., Director, Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design
Shan Arora is the Director of The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design, a high performance building that seeks to catalyze sustainability principles and practices across the building industry. Georgia Tech constructed The Kendeda Building to Living Building Challenge 3.1 certification standards, the world’s most ambitious building performance standard.
Shan is also on the Board of Directors of Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, a nonprofit that engages communities of faith in stewardship of Creation as a religious response to climate change, resource depletion, environmental injustice, and pollution. He has an undergraduate and a law degree from Emory University.
Friday, April 9, 2021
8:30 - 9:30 am MT | Mass Timber Revolution: Integrated Design and Environmental Stewardship
Todd Beyreuther, P.E., Mass Timber Systems, LLC
Todd Beyreuther is a design engineer conducting research, development, and commercialization of mass timber material and modular assemblies. Mr. Beyreuther is Founder of Mass Timber Systems LLC, a design manufacturing company in Spokane, WA and is an adjunct research professor at the WSU Composite Materials and Engineering Center in Pullman, WA. Mr. Beyreuther serves as a member of the WA State Building Code Council and as President of the Spokane Plan Commission.