Sustainability Planner, Marin County Community Development Agency
Brian leads the development and implementation of countywide low carbon concrete ordinance, green building reach codes and climate action planning efforts. His 20 years in the government, private, academic and non-profit/NGO sector include work ranging from the Bay Area to rural Cambodia.
Ready Mix QC Manager, Bauman Landscape & Construction
Derek is a Bay Area native with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from UC Davis. He has over ten years of experience working in the concrete and asphalt industries, and is a captain in the U.S. Marine Corp reserves. Derek currently is the ready mix quality control manager for Bauman Landscape & Construction, an SF based Landscape and Construction company that supplies their own Ready Mix concrete to projects throughout the Bay Area.
Structures and Sustainability Specialist, Arup
Frances leads Arup’s Americas Sustainable Materials Consulting practice, promoting low carbon and healthier materials for our built environment. She is vice chair of the SEI SE 2050 Sustainability Committee and served on the board of the Carbon Leadership Forum. For the Bay Area Low Carbon Concrete Code project, Frances conducted the data analysis for setting limits, led the development of commercial sector resources, and provided technical assistance to five pilot projects.
Author, Structural Engineer and founder of BuildWell.site
Bruce is a structural engineer with 45 years of experience, designing buildings of every size and type all over the world. He is the author of several books, including “The New Carbon Architecture,” “Build Beyond Zero” with Chris Magwood, “Buildings of Earth and Straw,” “Making Better Concrete,” and “Design of Straw Bale Buildings.” Bruce has also participated in the development of the ASTM standard for earthen construction and the Marin County Low-Carbon Concrete code.