The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) Southeast Asia and Greater China office teamed up with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) on December 10th at the Westin Shanghai. The “Developing American Hardwood Design” lecture aims to introduce the advantages of American hardwood low carbon environmental protection to architects, interior designers and wood related industries, and fully demonstrates the outstanding design potential and natural beauty of American hardwood.
Chris Wel Davis, President of Almighty Oak Consultants, and Li Wei from the American Institute of Architects shared their aesthetic understanding of architectural design and many exciting topics around sustainable American hardwood and “Building 2030”. design example. In the lecture, Mr. Chen Xizhen, Director of the Southeast Asia and Greater China Region of the American Hardwood Export Council, introduced the outstanding characteristics and design potential of American hardwood to architects, interior designers and wood related professionals, and further promoted the United States. Hardwood is used in many fields such as interior design, furniture making, and construction.
Mr. Chriswell Davis, President of American All-round Oak Consulting
Chriswell Davis is the President of the American Almighty Oak Consultants and an internationally recognized American hardwood expert and hardwood consultant. He has served as a consultant to a number of prestigious architectural and design companies to help guide the purchase of American hardwood. He has been a director of the Wood Products Manufacturers Association for more than 30 years in the American hardwood industry, working for the Western Hardwood Association and the Hardwood Federation in Washington, DC. “American hardwood plays an important role in environmental protection and sustainability. When 1 cubic meter of concrete is replaced by 1 cubic meter of wood, it can reduce 1 ton of carbon dioxide emissions,” Mr. Chriswell Davis said. “Wood as a representative of low-carbon environmental protection, it is increasingly sought after by designers and architects. With the development of emerging technologies such as American Hardwood Heat Treatment Process (TMT) and Cross-Layered Wood (CLT), American hardwood has also been More application in interior design and architectural cases, demonstrating the organic integration of natural beauty and advanced technology."
Mr. Li Wei, Technical Director of the US “Building 2030” China Project
Mr. Li Wei is the technical director of the “Building 2030” China Project in the United States. He is committed to promoting the concept and certification system of net zero carbon/low carbon buildings, as well as professional education and training. Li Wei received a master's degree in urban planning and a master's degree in urban design from the University of Cambridge and University College London. Prior to joining Construction 2030, he worked at Foster Architects in the UK and worked with teams in London and Shanghai on the design and construction of a number of high-end architectural and planning projects at home and abroad. Mr. Li Wei said: “Compared with other building materials, American hardwood has low carbon environmental protection and sustainable characteristics, which coincides with our concept of promoting net zero carbon/low carbon buildings. Today, green buildings and Design has become a trend that is being promoted by more and more designers and architects. We hope that through the extensive application of wood, we will give people an immersive reality while practicing the green concept. We feel that we can better integrate with the natural environment. In the future, we are willing to work with the industry to apply wood, a low-carbon and environmentally friendly material, to more indoor and architectural designs."