Tracks and Topics
How Will the Pandemic Affect
How will COVID affect demand for mass timber, panelized and modular solutions? Can movement and interaction be better controlled in a factory environment? Will there be greater focus on sustainability?
Standardization & Mass Customization
Why the drive to standardize?
How Green is Mass Timber?
How green is mass timber in practice today? How does it compare to concrete and steel? What needs to happen for mass timber to be truly sustainable?
Mass Timber: Why the Sudden Increase in Demand?
What are the factors that are driving demand for mass timber? To what extent is this growth sustainable? What buiding types? What solutions?
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. Acceptance of offsite light frame construction by building inspectors across North America? Fire safety: How to mitigate the impact of fire on life, safety and property.
Why Modular and Why Now?
What factors are driving the trend toward modular construction?
Mechanization and 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
It’s the Process, Not the Products
In what situations do panelized solutions make more sense than modular?
The Digitization of Offsite Construction
How is digitization disrupting construction?
Addressing Challenges in Mass Timber Construction
How offsite wood-based construction can integrate with non-wood building systems?