When: Tuesday 11 December 2012
Time: 5:30pm for 6:00pm
Where: VOS Constructions Lecture Theatre, School of Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania, Inveresk, Launceston. A map of the Inveresk campus is available here. Free entry.
* The evening will also include a brief tour of the test cell buildings at the Newnham Campus. People will need to car pool between the Inveresk and Newnham Campuses
At the next meeting of the Tas North Branch the speaker will be Dr Mark Dewsbury of the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood. This presentation will discuss building thermal performance in the context of real buildings and nearly ten years of building thermal research. Can one exist without the other?
Mark has been involved in the design of commercial and private buildings in the public and private sectors for more than 20 years. He has a strong interest in building thermal performance, building material and site sustainability issues and on site waste management systems.
Mark is presently employed by the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Tasmania. His tasks include teaching within the building science and computer aided drafting streams, and performing contract and personal research in the fields of building thermal performance and structural systems. Mark’s PhD provided Australia’s first empirical validation of the house energy rating (HER) software AccuRate for lightweight housing. He has continued research in this field, as both industry and government recognised the need to validate and continually improve the HER software.The objectives of this field of research are to better understand the thermal performance of light-weight buildings used in the Australian residential sector and to empirically validate the envelope and conditioning modules of the AccuRate software for a range of fabric types and modes of conditioning. As a result of this research Mark is a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the national House energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS). Marks affiliations include: Principal in the design practice Carawah, Australian Institute of Architects, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE), Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, Australian Solar Energy Society (AUSES), Board member Renewable Energy Promotion Fund, Alternative Technology Association (ATA).
Regards, ATA Tas North Branch Committee and David Hamilton, Convenor: 0419 354 760 email@example.com