Tracks and Topics
|The Case for Mass Timber Construction|
What are the sweet spots for mass timber construction? What structure types? What range of story heights?
|Standardization & Mass Customization|
How to combine the efficiency of offsite manufacturing without sacrificing design freedom
Timber as a sustainable building materiat. How can wood reduce environmental degradation? How carbon offset can be monetized.
|The Case for Modular Construction|
The relative economics of volumetric modular in light timber-frame, steel construction, or CLT shells. What does speed mean to the developer?
|Integrating the Supply Chain|
Integration of design, procurement, offsite fabrication, delivery and site assembly
|Building Codes & Fire Safety|
Impact of new tall wood ICC and BC codes. Code acceptance of light frame offsite construction. Fire safety: how to mitigate the impact of fire on life, safety & property
|The Case for Panelized Construction|
In what situations do panelized solutions make more sense than modular
|Mechanization & Automation|
How does cutting-edge manufacturing technology drive or enable offsite construction? Where and when should it be employed? Are you getting a reasonable return on your investment?
|Financing Offsite Construction|
The hurdles that early adopters face in finding institutional sources of capital to finance their projects
|Wood-based Hybrid Construction|
How offsite wood-based construction can integrate with non-wood building systems?
|Generative Design & Offsite Construction|
What will be the impact of generative design on the built environment?
|Educating GCs, Architects and Engineers|
How to change negative perceptions through education. What is taught; what needs to be taught from architectural design to structural engineering and design for manufacturing.