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An Evening Public Presentation by Bruce King: "Architecture After Oil, Natural Building in the 21st Century"

Bruce King is one of North America’s most experienced engineers in the field of green construction and for almost 30 years has worked with virtually every form of ‘green’ building materials both alternative and conventional.
When May 10, 2012
from 06:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Where Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 831 NE Fremont Portland, OR
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Contact Phone 503-853-2496
Attendees All are Welcome!
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Bruce King is one of North America’s most experienced engineers in the field of green construction and for almost 30 years has worked with virtually every form of ‘green’ building materials both alternative and conventional.  He brings to the table the critical eye of a seasoned structural engineer able to support what he talks about with hard science and fact. 

'As the costs of fossil fuel-based manufacture and transportation rise, “natural building” will become an economic imperative. What most builders don’t know is that we are now, like never before, able to make skillful use not just of traditional natural materials like clay, stone, bamboo and straw, but also the industrial stuffnow accumulating around us such as shipping containers, paper, concrete rubble, and plastic in its many forms. This is not "junk building", but rather an unfolding ability to use our brains and experience to make attractive, safe buildings anywhere without fossil fuels. Like a skillful cook creating a hearty soup out of what she happens to find, this is the new “minestrone architecture”: elegant buildings out of whatever the landscape offers. That is, after all, the way Nature has been building for four billion years.’

The presentation is preceded by a welcome reception from 6-7:15pm with sponsorship tables, refreshments and good conversation. Our list of sponsors include  *Portland Community College: Building Construction Technology Department, *The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, *Claylin, *ShelterWorks, *The Natural Building Network, *Cascadia Green Building Council - Portland, *Communitecture Architecture and Planning,*JRA Green Building, *Green Hammer, and *The Portland Bureau of Sustainability and Planning
Bruce King will begin his presentation at 7:30pm.


FRIDAY:

This presentation will be followed by a 3-part technical seminar intended for engineers, architects and other building professionals, on Friday May 11th - ALL ARE WELCOME.  Attendees of this technical seminar are welcome at the Thursday evening event for free and TICKET PURCHASERS ALSO RECEIVE HIS BOOK: "BUILDINGS OF EARTH AND STRAW".

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