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Indroneil Ganguly, PhD

Dr. Indroneil Ganguly is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and Associate Director of the Center for International Trade in Forest Products. He has developed life cycle environmental assessment (LCA) models for a broad range of innovative wood products and wood-based construction systems, including woody biomass-based bio-fuels,…

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Patricia Layton, PhD

Dr. Patricia A. Layton, Ph.D., is the Director of the Wood Utilization + Design Institute and a professor of Forestry at Clemson University. She came to Clemson in late 1999 as the Chair of the Department of Forest Resources; in 2003, she was chosen to lead the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, and from…

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Ricky McLain, PE, SE

Ricky is WoodWorks’ in-house expert on tall wood buildings, providing analysis and guidance on architectural, fire and life safety, and structural design topics related to tall mass timber projects. He supports the AEC community both directly and collaboratively with WoodWorks Regional Directors, and guides the development of education and resources related to tall wood buildings…

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Terry Pattillo, AIA

Terry has an accomplished background in commercial architecture, project development as well as construction administration. Working throughout the US on a range of project and occupancy types, Terry strives to bring the strongest solution to the end-user based on harmonizing sustainable design within budgetary constraints. He joined WoodWorks in 2012 as Regional Director. In this…

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Aleeta Dene, PE

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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Janelle Leafblad, PE

Janelle has been an active building technology consultant since 2002, primarily in the area of wood technology, investigation and design of building envelope components, and construction for both historic and contemporary structures. She earned her BS in Architectural Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and her MS in Wood Science and Technology from the…

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Richard Branch

Richard Branch is Chief Economist for Dodge Data & Analytics (formally McGraw Hill Construction). His primary focus is to ensure Dodge’s preeminence in tracking, analyzing and forecasting construction activity and to work closely with national, regional, and trade media to share this insight. This includes continued execution of the monthly Dodge Momentum Index and National…

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