Thursday, November 1
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Additional Purchase: Off-site Contruction Plant Tour

Tour one of the most advanced industrialized construction plants in North America, VBC’s 577,000 sq ft Tracy plant!Depart from Moscone Center at 7:00am; return between 4:30 and 5:00pm Lunch included; Limited seats available (Maximum 3 seats per company).

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Wednesday, November 2
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Welcome to IWBC!

Art Schmon, Managing Director IWBC, FEAWelcome Remarks


Keynote: Tomorrow’s Opportunity in Offsite Construction

Vaughan BuckleyFounder & CEO, Volumetric Building Companies (VBC)


Keynote: The Outlook for

The Economy

Brendan LowneyPrincipal, Macroeconomics & Housing, FEA

Modular Construction

Tom HardimanExecutive Director, Modular Building Institute


Paul JannkePrincipal, Lumber Markets, FEA


Track 1: Innovations in Mass Timber Technology

Craig ApplegathPartner & Architect, DIALOG105 Story Zero Carbon Hybrid Mass Timber Tower

Mark GaglioneDirector Building and Material Sciences, EllisDonHybrid Mass Timber Floor Panels

Franco PivaFounder & CEO, ErgodomusDigital Model & DfMA – the new value engineering tools to lower the cost and the risk

ModeratorFrançois RobichaudPartner, FEA

Track 2: Breakthrough Technology in Urban Housing Solutions

Oliver LangFounder, CEO Intelligent CityParadigm Shift – Making the Case for Industrialized Wood Construction

Nick Milestone Director of Projects, Mercer Mass Timber

Hal HinkleCEO, BamCore

ModeratorPat LaytonProfessor & Director, Wood Utilization & Design, Clemson University

Track 3: Is Offsite Construction Ready for Automation?

Steve GlennFounder & CEO, Plant Prefab

Ben Hershey4Ward Solutions Group

Ola SkoglundCEO, Randek

ModeratorDave CooperDave Cooper Live


Keynote: The Power of Designing Homes as a Consumer Product

Jonathan ScherrCo-Founder & CEO, Juno

BJ SiegelCo-Founder & Head of Design, Juno

Thursday, November 3
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Keynote: Beyond the Grid: The Future of Sustainable Architecture

Lucas EppHead of Engineering, Structurecraft

Dennis R. BeckerDean, Natural Resource Policy, University of Idaho

Chris RobertsAssociate Principal, Opsis Architecture


Track 1: The Rise of Mass Timber in Multifamily

Eli GouldUS Representative, QWEB Wood Structure Group11 East Lenox, Boston: A Case Study

Alex YoonArchitect, Monte French Design Studio11 East Lenox, Boston: A Case Study

Mitch WarrenMass Timber Sales Manager, KalesnikoffThe Annex, Portland, OR: A Case Study

ModeratorRicky McLainSenior Technical Director, Tall Wood, WoodWorks

Track 2: Productizing Multifamily Modular Construction

Helena LidelöwChief Technical Officer, Volumetric Building Companies

Sara-Ann LoganVP Design, Volumetric Building Companies

Patrick Chouinard, FounderFounder and VP Market Strategy & Communications, Element5

ModeratorDave CooperDave Cooper Live

Track 3: Boosting Design Productivity

Michael MarzyManaging Director, Dietrich’s Software

Luke WhaleChief Technical Officer, Daisy

Adrian MitchellVP Sales & Business Development, Kreo Software

ModeratorFrançois RobichaudPartner, FEA


Keynote: If It’s Not a System, It’s Not a Solution

Gerry McCaugheyFounder & Board Member, Entekra


Track 1: Hollistic Integration with Mass Timber

Erica SpiritosPreconstruction Manager, Timberlab

Todd BeyreutherDirector of Product, Mercer Mass Timber

Cara EckholmHead of Growth, Nabr

ModeratorBill ParsonsVP Operations, WoodWorks

Track 2: Moving to Net Zero with Mass Timber

Ashley CagleTechnical Director, WoodWorks

Greg KingsleyPresident & CEO, KL&A Engineers & Builders

Aurimas BukauskasPhD, Consulting Embodied Carbon Expert & Business Developer

ModeratorAshley CagleTechnical Director, WoodWorks

Track 3: Speakers TBA