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John Buongiorno, Axis Construction
Scott Heckel, MODLOGIQ
Daniel Harrigan, Spillman Farmer Architects
Rising enrollments and increased construction costs at colleges and universities globally have created a shortage of on-campus student housing. Join a panel session of modular building experts including representatives from Axis Construction, MODLOGIQ, and Spillman Farmer Architects as they discuss the value of experience, familiarity, and close collaboration between the owner, architect, and general contractor. This session will include an overview of a 30,000 square foot student housing project recently completed at Molloy College in Rockville Center, New York. The presenters will also engage in a question and answer period with representatives involved on the design, manufacture, and execution of the Molloy College project to help attendees better understand how to set up for project success and maximizing the benefits of modular.
Chris Waters, Z Modular
Population growth and resource constraints are driving demand for density and efficiency in structures ranging from housing to data centers. Added to this is the demand for higher construction productivity, higher specifications, and the effects of a shrinking construction labor force. Gone are the days when modular buildings were thought of as boring and uninspiring. These days modular buildings are sophisticated and complex, pushing the boundaries of modern design and solving many of the problems of traditional construction methods in the process. It’s not surprising that modular construction is more relevant than ever, but it is surprising that the use of offsite and modular construction is adapting so slowly. This session will focus on both process and technical improvement in volumetric modular construction, from design to structural systems to assembly techniques, and will highlight how improved performance can improve access to growing markets for modular construction.
Brendan Doherty, Connex Offsite
The construction industry has been building the same way for years and is now under significant pressure to build faster and reduce costs, even as material costs climb and skilled labor becomes harder to find. Innovative technologies like prefabricated bathroom pods provide an opportunity to escalate the pace of change needed to overcome industry challenges. The use of pods allows architects, contractors, developers, and owners to apply manufacturing best-practices to the construction process, ensuring consistent high-quality products in a fraction of the time. Pods also contribute to a cleaner and safer work environment and help reduce material, waste, and labor costs while increasing speed to occupancy. In this session, a pioneer in the bathroom pod industry will discuss how his company is helping hotels, hospitals, schools, apartments, and more to finish projects faster and with higher quality.
Gary Reed, Executive Director, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Mid-Atlantic, Temple, PA
Rita Seraderian, PE, Executive Director, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Northeast, Belmont, MA
Precast construction offers designers a great deal of aesthetic diversity, reduced liability and offers CMs and GCs schedule and budget reliability. Its resilient properties offer durability, multi-hazard protection, energy-efficiency, make it an effective solution for many types of buildings. Precast Concrete is produced in regional plants under PCI national QC/QA certification standards.
Laurie Robert, NRB, Inc.
Salvatore Verrastro, Spillman Farmer Architects
Kendra Halliwell, ICON Architecture, Inc.
Modular and offsite construction today is a highly sought-after alternative solution to conventional construction methods. Through the efforts of the National Institute of Building Science and their Offsite Construction Council, the Modular Building Institute worked with American Institute of Architects on the development of a critical new resource for design professionals, providing insight and strategies to working effectively with this trending technology. This presentation by a team of design and construction professionals from NRB, Inc.; Spillman Farmer Architects; and ICON Architecture, Inc. will review the pros and cons of modular and offsite construction as well as the potential impact on construction costs, safety, quality control, and construction administration. It will also delve into issues relating to how shipping impacts detailing, materials, and timing.
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