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WEBINAR – Designing Wood-frame Schools in the Bethel School District

January 15, 2014 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




Join at 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern

This presentation will investigate the use of wood framing in Washington State’s Bethel School District, with an emphasis on energy efficiency, building costs and benefits to the local community. It will be delivered by the District’s Director of Construction & Planning, who was instrumental in the development of green building standards for public schools and under whose leadership the District has constructed 10 schools utilizing Washington State Sustainable Protocols.

Speaker Bio

James Hansen, Bethel School District
James Hansen is the Director of Construction & Planning for Bethel Public Schools, the 13th largest school district in the State of Washington, located just south of Tacoma in unincorporated Pierce County. Jim has 38 years’ experience in public school construction and planning. Mr. Hansen’s work experience has included being a project manager and estimator for private construction firms, project manager with the Alachua Public Schools in Gainesville, Florida, Facilities Planner and Assistant for Support Services with the Puyallup School District in Pierce County Washington. Mr. Hansen was part of a core team of professionals in the State of Washington to help develop green building standards for public schools. Under his leadership Bethel School District has constructed 10 schools utilizing Washington State Sustainable Protocols and has been involved with school projects with a total value exceeding $1 billion dollars.


Check back 48 hours prior to the event to download a copy of the presentation.

WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for 1 credit (LU/HSW).

Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for 1 PDH credit.

Certificates will be emailed to participants within two weeks of the Webinar.



If you are attending the webinar as a group, each person in your group requiring a certificate of attendance must sign the Group Sign-in form.

  • Download and print ONE sign-in sheet for your group.
  • Return the completed sign-in form by email within 72 hours to .
  • WoodWorks will send each attendee a certificate of completion within 2 weeks.

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®/iPad®/Android™ smartphone or tablet


15 January 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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WoodWorks offers a wide range of in-person and online training opportunities, from Wood Design Symposiums that include concurrent seminars and a trade show, to half-day workshops, lunchtime seminars and webinars.