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Kam Valgardson, General Manager, Irontown Modular
When faced with the question of how to expand their Four-Diamond, Five-Star lodge near Yosemite National Park, Delaware North Corporation was faced with a decision to make. They were considering two options: 1) a multi-year conventional site-built expansion or 2) building individual stand-alone nightly rental cabins. They decided to build rental cabins, but it would only work if they relied on the benefits of modular construction to shorten their timeframes, and to get to market quickly. It turned out to be the right choice. Kam Valgardson from Irontown Modular lays out the challenges and successes of this project.
This sessions offers a look inside the design and BIM coordination process associated with modular building manufacturing. Troy Tiddens will explore similarities and differences associated with various modular design phases and how a hybrid team may be the most effective solution. Understanding the strengths of your design team will allow you to maximize efficiencies and eliminate redundancy throughout the design development process. Many times, the best solution is a hybrid approach between “traditional” design firms and those with modular manufacturing experience.
What goes into the successful erection of a modular hotel or apartment building? We will walk through the process, from the first site visit to the last box set. Much planning and coordination is required to successfully install 10 to 20 modular boxes in a single day. What needs to go right? What can go wrong? The erection process represents a very minor piece of the overall construction schedule, yet it represents a very major piece of the projects success.
If you're new to modular, here's an opportunity to ask questions and hear from the 5 key stakeholders needed to execute a successful modular project. Once the benefits of combining modular and conventional construction are understood the focus should now be on the early collaboration between stakeholders to design, scope, budget and fund the project.Developer: Brad Wagstaff, CEO, Mogul Capital
Think an architect’s eye for design and functionality has no place in modular construction? Then it’s time to spend more time thinking inside — or is it outside? — the modular box. This presentation highlights how OZ Architecture and other visionaries in the field are treating modular design as a thoughtful (and practical) way to elevate the livability, appeal and, ultimately, the long-term value of pre-built structures. Modular, affordable and attainable shouldn’t mean settling for the mundane. OZ’s in-house modular building specialist Matt Chiodini uses examples of the firm’s work and other leading-edge modular design to reveal how, by involving an architect’s sensibilities in the modular process, developers and contractors can tap into the limitless possibilities with exteriors, materials, finishes, features, space utilization and more. This collaboration can help distinguish modular projects from the all-too-average crowd, creating lasting value not only for the clients and their properties, but for the people who occupy them.
Rommel Sulit, Founding Principal, &
Scott Ginder, Founding Principal,
Forge Craft Architecture + Design
What is modular? Those in the know know enough to be dangerous. Images of shiny-object building components like prefabricated walls, SIPs panels, elaborate joint components, and volumetric modular boxes from the simple railroad container to well-appointed tiny homes immediately populate the general public’s imaginings. But these are only the tip of the modular iceberg. Modular design and construction is first and foremost a delivery method—one that hovers between the extremes of product manufacturing and conventional site-built construction. Decades, even centuries, of means and methods and best practices and processes for both extremes are recorded in our construction literature, instruction manuals, specifications, and 2D and 3D design documents. But there is no single consensual “book” that tracks the optimal processes that would be relevant to the way we design and build the refined and precise modular products in which we are engaged today. The fact is, we are all actively writing the book as we go.
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|8:00AM - 4:00PM||Exhibit Opens|
|8:00AM - 9:00AM||Coffee with Exhibitors|
|9:00AM - 11:00AM||Presentations|
|11:00AM - 1:00PM||Networking Lunch|
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|3:00PM - 4:00PM||Networking Reception|
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