Tedd Benson, Founder of Bensonwood and Unity Homes, joins us on the Art of Construction SBL Series to share how he’s been revolutionizing the construction world since 1973. Bensonwood has been producing high performance panel system homes for over 40 years. In that time, Tedd has been constantly innovating, studying and adapting top quality techniques and equipment from all over the world to make timber frame panels. With a new factory coming on line, Bensonwood is poised to be a leader in the system build arena for another 40 years.
Tedd has devoted his life to developing a better way to build. A key figure in the revival of timber framing in America, he was one of the founders of the Timber Framers Guild of North America (1984) and authored four books on the subject. Through the decades, Bensonwood established itself as a creative leader in timber frame design, engineering, craftsmanship, and CAD‐CAM technology. This work has taken the company to nearly every state in the U.S. (Oklahoma is a holdout), as well as Canada, England and Japan. Today, Bensonwood continues that leadership, pioneering the use of Mass Timber and CLT’s in buildings large and small. After having spent many years with the Bensonwood team developing processes, systems, logistics, and technology, Tedd went on to found Unity Homes, now a sister company, with the objective to make high performance homes affordable and normal. Tedd is a nationally known speaker and presenter and is the recipient of many awards, including an honorary doctorate from Unity College, and most recently, The Granite State Award in recognition of his statewide and national influence on best building practices.
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