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Jason Smart, PE

Since joining AWC in 2013, Jason has led numerous projects related to fire safety and acoustical performance of wood construction, while serving on various standards committees that promulgate standards referenced in U.S. model building codes. During the development of the U.S. tall mass timber code provisions, he also provided technical support to the ICC Ad-Hoc…

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Ali Fattah - San Diego - Speaker at Wood Design Symposium - WoodWorks
Ali M. Fattah, PE

Ali Fattah is a Senior Research Engineer with the City of San Diego Development Services Department, and has served in various capacities within the Department for more than 36 years. He has performed building code reviews on many building types, and currently leads the development and processing of local amendments to the California Building Code…

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Mark Chubb

Mark has over 35 years of executive and technical experience in the design, construction, and regulation of buildings and communities. As a fire chief and emergency manager in the US and New Zealand, he participated in building and fire code development as well as application, interpretation, and analyses to secure a safer, more sustainable, and…

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Ilana Danzig, P.Eng., Struct.Eng., M.Eng., PE, SE

Ilana began her career in Vancouver, BC working mainly on institutional projects, recreation facilities, and seismic retrofits. She obtained a Master’s in Structural Engineering from the University of British Columbia where her research focused on mass timber engineering in high-seismic zones. With over a decade of structural engineering experience, Ilana has worked on a wide…

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Samir Mokashi

Principal and owner of Code Unlimited, Samir Mokashi, has over 30 years’ experience in building and fire code regulations, and specialized expertise in the application and use of mass timber. He has been involved in mass timber since 2015, when Code Unlimited teamed with Hacker Architects on the groundbreaking First Tech Federal Credit Union headquarters….

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Amy Marks

A pioneer in the construction industry, Amy Marks is known as the world’s preeminent prefabrication consultant and often referred to as the ‘Queen of Prefab’. As Head of Industrialized Construction Strategy and Evangelism, she leverages her passion and years of consulting experience to enable and empower the global AEC-M industry to implement and adopt processes…

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Prudence Ferreira, CPHC®

Prudence is a senior member of MH’s Building Science team and the firm’s Passive House Practice Lead for Canada and the US. She has consulted on Passive House projects for over 10 years, primarily large-scale non-residential and housing projects, and teaches Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) training. She is a member of ASHRAE SPC 227,…

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Brittany Porter, RA, AIA, CPHC, LEED Green Assoc.

Brittany is a Project Architect and Designer whose work currently focuses on commercial office projects. She is passionate about creating beautiful, healthy spaces where people can thrive while consuming less. In her previous position at NK Architects, Brittany designed Pax Futura, Seattle’s first multi-family passive house building. She serves on the Board of Directors of…

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Aleeta Dene, P.E.

Aleeta is an Engineered Wood Specialist for the Field Services Division of APA. A licensed Professional Engineer in California, she graduated from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo with a BS in Architectural Engineering. Prior to joining APA, Aleeta worked as a structural engineer for nine years in the San Francisco Bay Area…

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David Ford, P.E., RRC, RWC, LEED AP

A Principal and Managing Director in the Diagnostics Group, David has more than 20 years of experience in building enclosure consulting, forensic engineering, and project management. He has worked on new and existing buildings across North America, undertaking projects that include building enclosure commissioning and third-party review, building enclosure barrier system detailing, building enclosure sustainable…

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