Portland builders support natural methods

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Several Portland builders are working with the city to bring natural construction into the mainstream.

Bernhard Masterson and others believe that Portland became a leader in progressive building codes in 2008, when the Bureau of Development Services established the Alternative Technology Advisory Committee.

Last week, Masterson and a group of other natural builders brought an application to ATAC requesting feedback on a load-bearing wall system made out of cob, which is a mixture of natural materials including earth, clay and sand.

Even though people have been building cob structures for centuries, and dozens of illicit cob structures have been built throughout the Pacific Northwest, according to Masterson, codifying the use of natural materials is not easy. That’s where ATAC comes in.

Read more at the Daily Journal of Commerce.

{biztweet}natural building{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

The Private 150: From Strength to Strength

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY KIM MOORE

Revenues in Oregon's private, for profit sector maintained solid growth as the economy continued to rebound.


Read more...

The Cover Story

Linda Baker
Thursday, August 27, 2015
01-cover-0915-thumbBY LINDA BAKER

How do you put a baby on the cover of a business magazine without it looking too cutesy?


Read more...

Big Trouble in China?

Guest Blog
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
0818-wellmanthumbBY JASON NORRIS | CFA

Earlier this month, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced they were going to devalue their currency, the Renminbi. While the amount of the targeted change was to be roughly 2 percent, investors read a lot more into the move. The Renminbi had been gradually appreciating against the U.S. dollar (see chart) as to attempt to alleviate concerns of being labeled a currency manipulator.


Read more...

Baby. Boom!

September 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

A new co-working model disrupts office sharing, child care and work-life balance as we know it.


Read more...

Downtime with Debra Ringold

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Dean of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University


Read more...

Staffing Challenge

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation with Greg Lambert, president of Mid Oregon Personnel Services.


Read more...

Best Foot Forward

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE

Whether you're stepping out to work or onto the track, Pacific Northwest shoe companies have you covered.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS