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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
8:00AM - 9:00AM         Coffee with Exhibitors
9:00AM - 9:40AM         Presentation and Q&A
9:40AM - 10:00AM Digital Exhibit Hall is open!
10:00AM - 10:40AM Presentation and Q&A
10:40AM -11:00AM Digital Exhibit Hall is open!
11:00AM -11:40AM Presentation and Q&A
11:40AM - 12:40PM Lunch with Exhibitors
 
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
8:00AM - 9:00AM         Coffee with Exhibitors
9:00AM - 9:40AM         Presentation and Q&A
9:40AM - 10:00AM Digital Exhibit Hall is open!
10:00AM - 10:40AM Presentation and Q&A
10:40AM -11:00AM Digital Exhibit Hall is open!
11:00AM -11:40AM Presentation and Q&A
11:40AM - 12:40PM Lunch with Exhibitors 

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Session: Responding to the Housing Crisis: Using Modular to Bring More Housing to Market
John Beddow | CEO, Guerdon, LLC
Join John Beddow, a longtime industry veteran with over 35 years of experience in offsite construction, as he presents examples from past and present projects from Guerdon’s extensive portfolio. This session is designed to help developers, owners, and others understand the best practices in harnessing modular construction technology to respond to the current housing crisis as well as bring more housing to market.

Session: Structural Strategy 

Shawn Lothrop, PE, SE | CEO, Innovative Structural Engineering

In this presentation, Shawn Lothrop, CEO of Innovative Structural Engineering, will introduce attendees to some of the optimized structural detailing utilized for volumetric modular construction and other offsite construction methods. Innovative Structural Engineering is a full service structural design firm with a focus on providing innovative solutions to today’s building and development challenges—solutions that cut construction costs and are effective and simple to understand. High-level expert engineers that design modular buildings and other forms of offsite construction understand the importance of quality design and effective communication throughout the entire offsite process. Shawn will also share with attendees his company’s best practices on maximizing the benefits of modular and offsite construction during the design and engineering phase. 

Session: Modular Construction for Affordable Housing Projects

Rhys Kane | Strategic Sales Director - Modular Solutions, Horizon North

Affordable housing is an endemic issue in many areas of North America. Modular construction presents a solution to the need for shorter timelines and high-quality units while also providing owners and developers with certainty on their project. Horizon North has completed more than 2000 units of modular affordable housing and multifamily projects over the past couple of years. If you are an owner/developer considering a project, a government looking at affordable housing, or an architect or designer growing your knowledge of modular, join Rhys Kane, Strategic Sales Director, for this informative session on the strategies needed to effectively implement modular construction for this key sector.

Session: Modular Construction Case Study: Explorer Cabins at Yosemite

Kam Valgardson | Genergal 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.

Session: From Foundation to Roof in a Week: The Multi-story Modular Stack

Scott Bridger | Principal, ProSet, Inc.

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.

Session: New Markets and Challenges for Structural Modular Construction

Chris Waters | Director of Business Development, Z Modular

The modular construction industry—and innovators like Z Modular—is becoming more sophisticated and evolving quicker than ever before, both from a design/technical and build/performance perspective. Z Modular has proven its willingness to "open source" its technology, unlock its ecosystem, and bring its standardized steel modular platform to the masses to accelerate the evolution and acceptance of modular construction. 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.

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