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2021 Buildings Conference Day Three: Modularization and Prefabrication


4.8.2021 9:00AM - 12:15PM


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Modularization and Prefabrication is impacting Buildings in many ways. Across different sectors including single family housing, multifamily housing, hotels, hospitals, and even office buildings, manufacturing plants, and data centers, modularization of components of buildings, sections of buildings, and even entire buildings is changing the way we build. We will look at case studies of software, business models, and approaches to modularization impacting different building types.

It will be a great concluding day to our three day discussion.

On Day One of the Buildings conference, we look at how emerging technology is influencing the way we plan and design buildings.

Then, on Day Two of the Buildings Conference when we explore innovation in building products, materials, and systems as well as the operations and maintenance of buildings in smart sustainability.

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Day Three Speakers

Britton Langdon

CEO, MSuite

Christopher Sharples

Founding Principal, SHoP Architects

Aaron Holm

Co-CEO, Blokable

Chris Mortenson

COO, Modulous

David Hettinger

Founder & Principal, Entropy.Build

Anil Sawhney

Programme Lead, Construction, RICS

Tim Jed

Supply Chain Leader, DPR Construction

Day Three: Advancements in Modularization and Prefabrication

Day 1 Schedule

9:00AM – 9:10AM

Welcoming Address

9:15AM – 10:00AM

Panel: What's New in Modular Technology?

Britton Langdon, Ken Ritzman

As the demand for constructed buildings increases the labor supply to build them decreases, driving the need for new and different ways to build faster, safer, and at a higher quality than ever. This panel will discuss how the industry’s most forward-thinking companies are testing ideas, creating new standards, and solving construction’s most difficult problems through the use of modular building strategies and technologies.

10:05AM – 10:50AM

Panel: The Supply Chain of Modularization

Tim Jed, Chris Sharples, Anil Sawhney, Rob Caputo

Supply chain management is the management of the flow and transformation of goods and materials from their origin to their final location. Its goal is to proactively minimize disruptions and delays, increase pace and reduce cycle time, control and reduce costs, and simplify or automate activities. Supply chain management programs have been particularly difficult to deploy within commercial construction, largely due to varied local building codes, unique project requirements, difficulty in creating reusable and scalable standard designs and details, a highly fragmented labor force, and a decentralized project site assembly model. This panel will explore the supply chain within modular construction, opportunities and challenges, and innovative supply chain solutions that enable a higher degree of market penetration of modularization.

10:55AM – 11:40AM

Panel: New Business Models in Modular Construction

Dave Hettinger, Chris Mortensen, Dan Esparza, Aaron Holm

Construction business models have been relatively stagnant, historically. Contracting strategies, project delivery methods, and competitive bidding often constrain a contractor’s ability to be innovative or creative in their approach to doing “business” in construction. This panel will flip that way of thinking on its head (literally). We’ll talk about building top down, instead of bottom up. We’ll talk about leveraging AI and generative design to fast-track the design and delivery of projects—and the important role that modular plays in that process. And we’ll talk about combining advanced technologies, supply chain and logistics to enable these new business models in construction.

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