New IMI Technical Director Provides Education and Assistance to Oregon’s Architects, Engineers, and Contractors

Amy Lamb Woods is the International Masonry Institute’s (IMI) Portland Director of Technical Education and a licensed Professional Engineer in Washington, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. With a background combining architecture, historic preservation, and civil engineering materials. Amy has over 18 years of experience in the field of forensic engineering for building materials, specializing in both historic and contemporary structures. She has conducted facade investigations with materials like brick, terra-cotta, stone, concrete, terrazzo, and stucco, and is interested in projects involving the investigation and repair of historic masonry and concrete materials.

Amy Lamb WoodsAmy has a BS in Architecture, MA in Architecture Historic Preservation, and MS in Civil Engineering Building Materials with a focus on cement chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a Board member for the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT), founder of Women in Restoration & Engineering (WiRE), and an active member of many other industry organizations.

Since starting with IMI in September, Amy has brought technical programs, assistance, and industry outreach to the region by:

  • Presenting to architects at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Portland and individual firms.
  • Conducting site visits for contractors and architects to review conditions and provide technical guidance.
  • Responding to technical questions from architects and contractors.
  • Building relationships with industry organizations, like AIA Portland, Restore Oregon, The Masonry Society (TMS), Structural Engineers Association of Oregon (SEAO), Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), American Concrete Institute (ACI), Association for Preservation Technology (APT), and the Portland Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Committee.
  • Meeting with contractors and members of the design community in conjunction with BAC Local 1 President Matt Eleazer.

If you have questions, or need resources for any new or existing masonry-related construction, please reach out to Amy directly at [email protected] or 503.329.3339 for assistance.

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