Events of Interest
Below are some events hosted by area organizations we thought might be of interest to you.
UPCOMING
Maine Better Transportation Fall Transportation
October 5, 2018

7:30am - 2:00pm
Maine Turnpike Authority, 2360 Congress Street, Portland

Earn up to 6 PDH (professional development hours) credits at the 2018 ‘Learn to Earn’ tour. 

Featured will be MTA Exit 44 Toll Plaza, MaineDOT / Portland's Woodfords Corner, and Portland's Park Avenue Separated Bike Lane

Earle Shettleworth Lecture: Architect Thomas J. Sparrow
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
7:00 PM 8:00 PM

From: Maine Charitable Mechanic Association

Please join us at Mechanics' Hall on Wed. Oct. 10th at 7pm when Maine Historian Earle Shettleworth will lecture on the untold story of Hall architect Thomas J. Sparrow. The title of Shettleworth's talk is "Buildings for All Times and Seasons: The Work of Thomas J. Sparrow, Portland’s First Professional Architect". 

Oct 11, 2018

Hosted by the Maine Mass Timber Commercialization Center (MMTCC) in partnership with WoodWorks, this conference is part of an initiative to invigorate the region’s forest-based economy by bringing innovative mass timber manufacturing and projects to the State of Maine.

2018 AIA New England Design Awards Celebration and Tours
October 12, 2018 | 5:00 PM - October 13, 2018 | 3:00 PM

This year, the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) hosts the AIA New England Design Awards celebration. Join your New England colleagues at BSA Space for a keynote talk, reception, and awards ceremony to fete the design community of our region.

Risk Communication & Conflict Resolution Seminar
October 16, 2018
8:30am - 1:00pm
Augusta, ME

The nightmare scenario: Your local elementary school discovers mold in the building. The moisture problem is identified and repaired, and a professional services company is hired to do clean-up. Problem solved, right? Wrong. Parents express concern for the health of the indoor environment. Demands for repeated environmental testing are made. Now teachers are complaining about health problems. Everyone wants proof that the building is safe. Distrust and blame are assessed all around. Individuals on both sides are dissatisfied. The building is evacuated. The issue hits the local papers, then the airwaves. Jobs are now on the line. Years pass before trust between parties is restored.


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Transitions a Beaux Arts Ball
October 25, 2018
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Portland, ME

MIDA and PSA host Portland, Maine's inaugural Beaux Arts Ball, Transitions, will benefit A.C.E. Maine. - a statewide mentoring program helping Maine high school students discover the many exciting and rewarding career opportunities available to them in the design, construction and engineering industry.

PassivhausMAINE Fall Forum 2018
November 1 + 2, 2018
Portland, ME

With focus on the Passive House Schools for which Maine is becoming known (Upper Ed, dormitories and day schools) and also on the Passive House renovation (EnerPHit) of single family homes, at phME's Fall Forum you will be learning about:
  • cost/benefit analysis
  • case studies for technical strategies
  • renovation of wooden structures
  • brick renovation and historical preservation..with PH
  •  how schools make their decision
  • a public school perspective 
  • more about 50 Houses
  • how you can be involved


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Maine Wood + Sustainability Tour
November 8, 2018
7:30 AM 5:00 PM

A Day in the Woods and Mills in Southern Maine

Hosted by: Local Wood Works

ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS, & DESIGNERS: HAVE YOU WONDERED ABOUT THE FORESTRY BEHIND MAINE WOOD, HOW WOOD GETS TO MARKET, AND HOW TO GET IT TO YOUR JOB SITE?

  • Meet: Foresters, landowners, wood producers, colleagues and collaborators
  • See: Active forestry, wood milling, inspiring examples of wood design
  • Learn about: Sustainable forestry, supply networks, new specs for local wood in construction
  • Build: Momentum for strengthening Maine’s brand for quality in forestry and wood products


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