Custom builder Tedd Benson is the founding owner of Bensonwood and has
authored four seminal books on timberframing, the first of which, Building the Timber Frame House,
was instrumental in the revival of this centuries-old form of building
with heavy timber. Over four decades, Benson has steadfastly championed
high-performance, sustainable home building with an emphasis on
innovation, quality, and social responsibility. He is a frequent keynote
speaker and session presenter at conferences around the U.S. and
overseas. Over the past 15 years, his search for a new and better way to
build has resulted in an exclusive design/build system called
Open-Built, and recently in the founding of a new company, Unity Homes,
which specializes in off-site fabrication of high-performance homes.
Open Building aims to separate a home's structure, systems, and interiors to create more dynamic, long-lasting, high-performance homes. In the third webinar of our Vision 2020 series, we look at what open building is and why the U.S. could benefit from more wide-spread adoption.