Case Study Presentation Topics

Appropriate for all industry professionals but aimed at offsite construction contractors, developers, suppliers, and decision-makers in the Mid-Atlantic United States, this Expo promises to be a true showcase of the abilities of offsite construction in the region.

We're currently seeking presenters for our upcoming Washington, DC-area Expo. Have an idea that you'd like to present? Submit your presentation idea.


All times in Eastern Standard Time.


9:00AM - 10:00AM     Coffee with Exhibitors
10:00AM - 10:40AM Presentation and Q&A
10:40AM - 11:20AM          Presentation and Q&A
11:20AM - 12:00PM          Presentation and Q&A
12:00PM - 1:00PM       Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00PM - 1:40PM               Presentation and Q&A
1:40PM - 2:20PM               Presentation and Q&A
2:20PM - 3:00PM               Presentation and Q&A

Subject to change. Check back periodically for updates.

Session: Leveraging Volumetric Off-Site Construction: Good Samaritan Hospital Case Study

John Buongiorno | Director, Modular Division, Axis Construction Corp.

Jim Gabriel | General Manager, MODLOGIQ



By implementing off-site construction, architects, owners, and construction managers are streamlining the building process using innovative techniques that provide cost certainty, schedule acceleration, and a significant reduction of on-site construction activity. Recently deemed “socially-distancing” for construction projects, this methodology ensures the owner and architect’s design intentions are met through a collaborative effort between all stakeholders. Two veterans of commercial modular construction, John Buongiorno of Axis Construction Corp. and Jim Gabriel of MODLOGIQ, will illustrate how, via a unique design and construction process, volumetric off-site will continue to define the future of healthcare construction. Attendees will be armed with the knowledge required to implement this alternate project delivery method on future projects through a discussion of lessons learned, implementation best practices, and collaborative success recently experienced on the Pediatric Emergency Room addition at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, New York.

Session: How to Build a Hospital During a Pandemic in Just Four Weeks

Antony Kountouris | CEO, BMarko Structures


BMarko Structures is a modular building company that is quickly gaining national recognition for converting shipping containers into intensive care units for overburdened hospitals. The company converts sturdy steel cargo units into sleek and modern hospital room clusters. Each cluster is made up of three separate 40-foot shipping containers with two patient rooms per container. Like a typical hospital room, the BMarko rooms include private bathrooms, guest seating areas, wall-mounted TVs, and designated clinical workstations. Called “Liberty Boxes,” they are produced at a rate of four patient rooms per day. In this session, hear directly from Antony Kountouris, CEO at BMarko Structures, about how the Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency (GEMA) was the first to reach out to BMarko about the design, and how in response the company built 48 patient rooms from 42 containers in under four weeks for GEMA.¬

Session: Factor in the Factory, Coordinate with Engineer, and Confirm with the Contractor: A Collaborative Approach to Project Delivery for Factory Built Housing

Nickolos Gomez | Studio Director, Multi-Family Housing, Lowney Architecture


Following the conventional model, a project starts with design, followed by engineering, and finally construction. But in the world of volumetric factory-built housing, constraints due to an expedited project timeline and unique construction methods require the design and engineering phases to happen simultaneously. For FBH projects to be successful, a holistic approach with input from engineers, factory, and site contractors is needed. This presentation by an FBH architect, Nickolos Gomez from Lowney Architecture, explores how to manage complex details and installations while avoiding common pitfalls. Hear lessons learned, told through the lens of actual project case studies.

Session: Regulatory Issues & Opportunities for Modular Construction

Jon Hannah-Spacagna | Government Affairs Director, Modular Building Institute


Jon Hannah-Spacagna serves as government affairs director for the Modular Building Institute, the international trade association representing the commercial modular construction industry. From building codes to regulations to policies, there is no shortage of barriers standing in the way of greater market share, and even maintaining business levels while dealing with a global pandemic. The MBI government affairs committee has been actively monitoring and addressing a number of key issues impacting the industry. In this session, Jon will provide a high level update on the issues and trends MBI is currently seeing and addressing, as well as tell stakeholders how they can help shape new policies and regulations facing modular construction.

Session: Precast Concrete Construction Solutions

Rita Seraderian, PE | Executive Director, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Northeast (Belmont, MA)


This presentation will provide an overview of precast concrete systems and products. Precast construction offers designers a great deal of aesthetic diversity, CMs and GCs schedule and budget reliability. Case studies showing how precast was used to solve design and construction challenges for schools, offices, mixed used developments and housing will be presented. 

This session will also discuss the resilience of precast for multi-hazard protection, and energy-efficiency benefits. Precast Concrete is produced in regional plants under PCI national QC/QA certification standards.

 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.