Dr. Jordan Clark – Science Leads to Smarter Building Codes

September 17, 2021

Disruptive ideas can come to the construction industry from many angles. Sometimes someone just “dreams up” a great new idea and sometimes those ideas come from years of observing and analyzing things as they are. In other cases, though, those ideas come from leading researchers in the building sciences arena. These disruptions can also often become the impetus for building code changes that impact us all.

Our guest on this episode of Construction Disruption is Dr. Jordan Clark from the Ohio State University where he has a majority appointment in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering and a minority appointment in the Construction Systems Management program. He is also a core faculty of the Sustainability Institute at Ohio State, an interdisciplinary collaboration aimed at answering the challenges of a quickly changing world; and has PhD advising status in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Environmental Sciences Graduate Program.

Dr. Clark shares with us details on things he has worked on in the past with Lawrence Berkeley and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and how those things are impact construction today. He also discusses some of the key areas of changes he sees coming up.

Dr. Clark can be contacted at clark.1217@osu.edu.

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