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Mechanical and Materials Engineering Seminar: A Design Process and Engineering Innovations for the OHSU Center for Health and Healing
Friday, May 19, 2006 - 3:00pm to Friday, May 19, 2006 - 4:00pm

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at PSU's Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science presents as part of the MME Seminar Series, A Design Process and Engineering Innovations for the OHSU Center for Health and Healing.

 
Title: "A Design Process and Engineering Innovations for the OHSU Center for Health and Healing"

Speaker: Andy Frichtl, Interface Engineering, Inc.

Date: May 19, 2006

Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Location: Room 102, Engineering Building, 1930 SW Fourth Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201 (map)

This series is free and open to the public. For further information, contact the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, (503) 725-4290 or me_dept@cecs.pdx.edu.

Abstract:

In this presentation, Andy explains how integrated design practices have fostered one of the most innovative green buildings in the country. One of the first structures to rise in Portland's developing South Waterfront district will be the most resource-efficient, large-scale building in the region, and one of the greenest in the countrythe Center for Health and Healing. It is a mixed-use facility for wellness, medical research, clinics, surgery, classrooms and ground floor retail. Andy led the Interface Engineering design team on the $145 million project, which achieves remarkable savingsboth on upfront costs and long-term operating costs. Currently tracking on LEED Platinum, this would be the largest such project in the world when it opens in the fall of 2006.

Speaker Biography
Andy Frichtl, P.E., graduated from the PSU Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department in 1990. He is a Principal engineer at Interface Engineering, Inc. He won the "2005 Engineer of the Year" award from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (Better Bricks Program).