Post image for COTE Tour: BUILT Lab


July 18, 2017

Monday, August 14
Shattuck Hall, room 201
1914 Southwest Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97201

1 CEU | $5-$35


BUILT promotes early development of building science research skills in higher education by exposing students to hands on, collaborative building science research activities. BUILT offers its physical space and tool library to students participating in the Research-Based Design Initiative whose mission is to bridge the gap between professionals and students by having graduate students work on research questions proposed by local Portland architecture firms.BUILT is equipped with computers, sensors, design simulation software and fabrication tools for the research and analysis of existing building performance and testing of proposed designs. At BUILT there are over 250 pieces of equipment available for student checkout. BUILT’s tool lending library is comprised of building science tools that collect point-in-time and/or prolonged building performance metrics including light, temperature, wind, sound, etc. These tools are specifically selected for their ease of use in observation, collection, and retrieval of data.

Come join COTE in a tour of this lab to learn more and explore!

Speaker: Kalina Vader Poel, Acting Director & Senior Research Assistant

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight tools and strategies used for recording and understanding how buildings perform both during the design phase and post-occupancy.
  • Discuss how the professional community has collaborated with students so that each learn critical information about building performance and the process of gathering that data.
  • Review current research projects taking place.