We are no longer accepting new speaker applications. This winter, we will re-open the Call for Speakers for IWBC 2020.
Confirmed speakers, please use the Speaker Submission form to submit your bio, head shot and presentation details. If you are a confirmed speaker and have a simple presentation topic change, please send it directly to Lisa Kelly
Registration for IWBC
Speakers please use this link to register for the conference. You will need to enter the code which was sent to you in your confirmation email. If you forgot the discount code for the pass, please email Shelley Griffin. Online registration closes on November 1st.
We have negotiated for a block of rooms at four hotels, including the Seaport hotel which is the headquarters hotel. October is peak season in Boston so we encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible. To receive the special negotiated rate (and to be considered part of our block) use the hotel links on our website to make your reservation. The hotel cutoff date is October 10th but they could sell out prior to that.
Deadline for Changes
If you need to change the title of your presentation or make any corrections, the deadline to do so is September 10th.
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 both light frame and with 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
|Offsite Robotics & AI|
Automation and robotics for the offsite construction industry
|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
What is taught; what needs to be taught
Any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org