Presentation by Dr. Yutaka Goto, Candidate for Assistant/Associate Professor of MEng

Date:
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Location:
Wood Innovation and Design Centre, Lecture Theatre
Campus:
Off Campus
Prince George

The Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design Program invites you to attend the following research talk:

Dr. Yutaka Goto, CandidateDr. Yutako Goto, Candidate

Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Wood Innovation and Design Center (WIDC), Lecture Theatre
Title: Multi-disciplinary Sustainable Use of Wood
Dr. Goto is 1 or 2 candidates for Assistant/Associate Professor in the Master of Engineering in Integrated Wood Design.
The candidate will give a 40 minute presentation followed by a 20 minute question and answer period. The following is an abstract of the candidates presentation:

Dr. Yutaka Goto will speak about his multi-disciplinary research and practice activities over the last 10 years on sustainable use of wood in built environment in Japan, Switzerland and Sweden. Aiming for maximizing the environmental, economic and social sustainability impacts in the whole value chain of wood use in the construction sector, his research covers wood-based materials, building envelope optimization, construction durability, building energy efficiency, user acceptance, local climate, local economy, material flow and resource efficiency. He will introduce a sustainable wooden building envelope system, which he developed for subtropical (hot-humid in summer and dry-cold in winter) regions, and its environmental, economic and thermo-hygric optimization methodology for different geographical and socio-cultural contexts. He will also present the recent developments of prefabricated wooden modules for the envelope refurbishment of existing buildings for Sweden which has a very strict moisture safety regulation. In the end, he will talk about the future research ideas on further development on the envelope optimization method and a decision making method for designing buildings and wood-based materials which considers wood resource availability and multiple sustainability impact indicators.

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