[GSBN] Ontario Straw Bale Annual Meeting - March 8 2009
mfhammer at pacbell.net
Wed Feb 18 01:12:58 CST 2009
Thanks David, for the notice of OSBBC's annual meeting. "The Latest in
Straw Bale Wall Testing at Queen¹s University by Professor Colin MacDougall"
caught my attention. Can I, or others who might be interested, obtain more
information about this testing? Is there a link, or are results of the
(with great memories of the 2006 ISBBC at Camp Kawartha)
On 2/17/09 10:19 PM, "David Elfstrom" <listbox at elfstrom.com> wrote:
> Ontario Straw Bale Building Coalition
> Annual General Meeting
> Sunday March 8, 2009 8:15 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
> Camp Kawartha, Lakefield, Ontario, Canada
> Directions to Camp Kawartha: http://www.campkawartha.ca/about/directions.htm
> Meeting Notice
> We hope that you¹ll be able to attend this year¹s AGM, being held at
> Camp Kawartha, just north of Lakefield, on Sunday, March 8th. This is a
> great opportunity to meet straw homeowners, professionals in the field,
> and owner/builders. The OSBBC welcomes new members to the AGM, but they
> won¹t be able to vote at this meeting.
> If you decide to attend for the entire day, please bring your own lunch.
> Refreshments & snacks will be served at scheduled breaks, but no meals
> will be provided. There aren¹t any restaurants nearby, so it is best to
> come prepared.
> Please note that the camp is a NUT FREE facility, and we have to abide
> strictly by that policy.
> Schedule for the day
> 8:15 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
> Coffee pot & muffins/Registration
> 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
> Plastering & Remedial Work
> Choices, types, and issues in our climate. Tina Therrien will do an
> initial overview of plaster types, and will be joined by Ben Polley to
> discuss plaster remediation. Nick Bronsema is a masters student with
> John Straube who has worked on moisture penetration studies of various
> real cement-lime and earthen plastered walls. Nick will discuss issues
> of water exposure on various earthen plaster and cement-lime plaster walls.
> 10:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.
> Coffee break/Registration & Renewals.
> 10:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
> The Latest in Straw Bale Wall Testing at Queen¹s University by Professor
> Colin MacDougall, P. Eng. who heads up research on straw bale buildings
> & plasters from Queen¹s University.
> 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
> Open round table discussion of straw bale building in Ontario, lead by
> Tina Therrien & Chris Magwood, including straw bale building and the
> building code.
> 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
> Lunch, informal discussions with members, time to share photo albums.
> 2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
> Annual General Meeting
> A reminder that the AGM is the time for most people to renew
> memberships, professional members included. A cheque made out to the
> OSBBC, or cash are the only methods of payment we can accept.
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