Alaska Chapter

The geographic area served consists of the state of Alaska.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson, CMP

Alaska Webinar

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 via WebEx
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Alaska Standard (UTC-09:00)
Webinar link: Will be sent day prior

The Alaska Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments is pleased to announce this month’s webinar!

“Mass Timber to Mass Market: (Including Cross Laminated Timber)”

  • Dean Lewis, PE, SE, Associate at DCI Engineers
  • Jeremy Ryan, PE, SE, LEED AP, Associate Principal at DCI Engineers
  • Paul Rogness, PE, SE, Principal at DCI Engineers

Presentation Summary:
Timber The presentation looks to show an emerging trend in buildings with mass timber and how this influences the space which people occupy both from a physical and psychological sense. The presentation will show how mass timber design differs from traditional construction and how this affects the different design aspects that architects face with the Visual aesthetic, acoustics, building systems, MEP, and construction cost.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  1. Define what is mass timber
  2. Define the different types of mass timber
  3. Learn the benefits that an exposed timber aesthetic has on human beings subconscious (anxiety and comfort)
  4. Define prefabrication and modular construction

AIA credit will be available for attendees (both remote and in-person) who attend the entire webinar. Be sure to sign in to the webinar individually and fill out the sign-in sheet if you want credit. Credit certificates will be sent out within 10 days of the webinar.

Free to attend. Must RSVP by 11 am Alaska Standard July 16th in order to receive the Webinar link.


Stay tuned for login information for the webinar. If you have any questions or have suggestions for future webinars, please contact Craig Fredeen at


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School of the Future Competition

Alaska Members:

I am writing to encourage you to get involved in the Association for Learning Environments' School of the Future Competition for middle school students. You can do this in a number of ways:
  • Recruit Middle School Teachers/Teams to participate. Information on how to enter, promotional videos, curriculum and much more can be found at here.
  • Volunteer as a mentor. This is an exceptionally rewarding experience. These kids are great and very appreciative of any help we give them. We currently have teams signed up from Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Wasilla. Please contact me if you are interested in mentoring and I will help you connect with a nearby team.
  • Volunteer as a judge. I am looking for a few individuals to judge the competition. This involves reviewing each proposal, attending the interviews, and scoring each entry. This activity will probably happen in early January. Please contact me if you are interested in judging.

Alaska has had phenomenal success in the several years we have participated, winning the international competition both times and creating peak learning experiences for Alaska's middle school students. Support from the community and members is a big part of that success. Please contact me if you want to get involved.

Jason A. Gamache
Alaska Chapter – SOF Coordinator

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