SOURCE: Geolam, Inc.

Geolam, Inc.

February 01, 2012 09:49 ET

Issues in Design and Building With Wood-Plastic Composites Class-Tour Announced

Smart Design and Rain Forest Protection Have Led to Technology Advancements in Composite Building Materials; Learn From Industry Experts About the Evolution of Wood-Plastic Composites and the Best Practical Applications

TORONTO--(Marketwire - Feb 1, 2012) - Geolam, Inc. today announced its principals, Ron Factor and Christian Stephan, will conduct an educational program around the U.S., to guide architects and commercial builders through the new generation of composite building materials. The program will be held in cooperation with Hughes and Associates, a Tennessee-based architectural representation firm for building product manufacturers.

The "Issues in Design and Building with Wood-Plastic Composites" class-tour addresses:

  • Wood-plastic composite (WPC) building materials: the balance of a 30 year history -- successes and failures, or promises and disappointments
  • Wood composites: a category with many facets
  • From wood to WPC today : the various generations of WPC
  • Choosing WPC -- what criteria should be considered (performance and costs)
  • WPC and green building: going beyond the buzzwords

"Wise use of the Earth's resources and understanding the sustainable technologies of building products are important issues today," said Ron Factor, principal of Geolam, Inc. and class instructor. "We support every effort to build green and sustainable buildings."

"The educational program will be held in major cities across the U.S.," said Yancey Hughes. "Architects attending will earn continuing education credits for AIA certification while discovering building materials of the future."

For more information about the program, contact Hughes and Associates at (901) 751-0943, or visit

About Hughes and Associates
Hughes and Associates is an organization focused on designing effective architectural presentations for a limited number of non-competitive building product manufacturers. Our presentations are informed and thorough, and we work with our partners to develop professional presentations with samples and specification tools for the architect and commercial builder.

About the Presenters
Ron Factor
, P.Eng, MBA - principal of Geolam, Inc., is an international business leader with more than 30 years of significant accomplishments with many top global organizations around the world. His particular expertise in manufacturing, organizational leadership, and global logistics, as well as his academic and practical knowledge of engineered products, led him to learn more about the fine aspects of composite building materials.
Christian Stephan, principal of Geolam, Inc., is an international, senior strategy and operations executive with expertise in the consumer products, distribution and retail, real estate, and civil engineering industries. He has a respected career in international business, focusing on sales and financial management organizations around the world.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    John Thatcher
    PR for Geolam, Inc.