Event Date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join the TDI's Critical Mass (Timber) meetup group on September 20th in downtown Portland, Oregon to discuss acoustics and mass timber design!

A cocktail hour will be hosted at University of Oregon's White Stag building, and will include a quick tour of the ESBL lab (https://blogs.uoregon.edu/esbl/). Afterwards panelists will give brief presentations covering acoustic principles, design experiences/considerations, and current research. As always, we will leave plenty of time afterwards for questions, open discussion and more refreshments. We hope to see you there!

This meetup’s panelists are:

Tobin Cooley -
Acoustical engineer and owner of Listen Acoustics, inc.
Topics: Acoustic principles, analysis, acoustics and CLT

Alex Zelaya -
Associate at Hacker Architects
Topics: The role acoustics have played in the design of Hackers CLT office spaces

Mark Fretz -
Assistant Research Professor and Associate Director of Outreach at the University of Oregon’s (UO) Institute for Health in the Built Environment (ESBL).
Topics: Field testing of mass timber acoustic floor to floor transfer; two case studies from built projects in Portland; feedback from architects, engineers and contractors regarding desirable assemblies based on project aesthetics, performance, cost, and constructability.

Dale Northcutt -
Senior Research Assistant at UO's ESBL lab.
Topics: Mass timber acoustic field studies, ESBL research