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In the 1950’s, the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright developed a building system using concrete block components that can be assembled into a home, which he described as being “Usonian Automatic”. He envisioned the system as being used by the “common man” to economically construct their own homes. Mr. Wright designed eight residences using this system and seven were built.In 1955, Mr. Wright designed a Usonian Automatic home for Dr. Toufic Kalil and his wife, who built their home in Manchester, New Hampshire with the assistance of a local contractor.

William Waterston will present this program and is a recently retired Associate principle at Wiss, Jannery, ElsterAssociates in Boston, Massachusetts. He continues to work as an affiliated consultant. He is both a registered roof consultant focused on solving waterproofing and roofing challenges in new and existing buildings. Mr. Waterston is the author of several articles on roofing material choices and roofing practices. He has presented at various venues including IIBEC, and Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) meetings, conventions and symposia. Mr.Waterston is an Emeritus Member of IIBEC, AIA, and CSI.