Agenda

 
All times in this column
are Pacific Standard Time

MONDAY, MARCH 8TH

10:00am - 10:30am
Welcome & State of the Industry
10:30am - 12:00pm
Business Meeting
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Breakout Sessions

1. Previewing the Off-Site Construction Standards
Karl Aittaniemi, Director of Standards Development, International Code Council and David Tompos, Founder, ICC-NTA

2. The COVID Wake-Up Call: Making Healthcare Facility Development and Expansion Faster, Safer, Smarter with Off-Site Construction
John Buongiorno, Director, Modular Division, Axis Construction Corp. and Jim Gabriel, General Manager, MODLOGIQ

3. The Current State & Future Expectations for Modular Construction: Findings from the Prefabrication & Modular Construction 2020 SmartMarket Report
Donna Laquidara-Carr, Industry Insights Research Director, Dodge Data & Analytics

4. AIA's New Modular & Offsite Construction Best Practice Guide for Architects
Laurie Robert, Vice President, Sales, NRB Modular Solutions; Salvatore Verrastro, Principal, Spillman Farmer Architects; Kendra Halliwell, Associate Principal, Practice + Design Team Leader, ICON Architecture, Inc.

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Breakout Sessions

1. Finally...The Industry's First Prefabrication and Modular Construction Specific Contract Form!
Ronald Ciotti, Partner, Hinckley Allen

2. Business Agility: Meeting in Smaller & Diverse Modular Markets
Brad Denison, Managing Director & CEO, Fleetwood

3. Pushing the Envelope: A Case Study in Breaking All the Rules for Modular Design
Nickolos Gomez, Studio Director, Multi-Family Housing, Lowney Architecture

4. Evolve or Face Extinction: Why Building "Green" Will be the Only Way to Build
Craig Mitchell, Modular Construction Consultant, Black Box Modular Solutions

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Opening Networking Reception
 

TUESDAY, MARCH 9

8:00am - 9:30am
Keynote Speaker

Construction Drivers & Trends in 2021
Anirban Basu, Economic Trends Expert, CEO & Founder of Sage Policy Group, Inc.

9:30am - 11:00am
Breakout Sessions

1. From Foundation to Roof in a Week: The Multi-story Modular Stack
Scott Bridger, Principal, ProSet, Inc.

2. Regulatory Issues & Opportunities for Modular Construction
Jon Hannah-Spacagna, Government Affairs Director, Modular Building Institute and Tom Hardiman, Executive Director, Modular Building Institute

3. Engineering & Flexibility for Low Rise to High Rise Modular Construction
Michael Hough, Founder, MJH Structural Engineers

4. How to Build a Hospital During a Pandemic in Just Four Weeks
Antony Kountouris, CEO, BMarko Structures

11:00am - 12:30pm
Breakout Sessions

1. A Discussion with State Industrialized Building Programs
Ryan Colker, Vice President, Innovation, International Code Council

2. Virtual Tour and Case Study – Modular Affordable Housing
Rhys Kane, Sales Director, NRB Modular Solutions and Brock Elliott, Director, Projects, NRB Modular Solutions

3. Structural Strategy
Shawn Lothrop, CEO, Innovative Structural Engineering

4. Modular Business and Product Platforms
Ryan Smith, Director, School of Design + Construction, Washington State University and MOD X and Ivan Rupnik, Associate Professor, Northeastern University and MOD X

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Breakout Sessions

1. Fire Safety Design and Optimization for Modular Construction
John Barrot, Associate Principal, Arup and Jessica Doermann, Fire Protection Engineer, Arup

2. Creating a Lean Workflow with Technology & Prefabrication
Ben Bunge, Senior Project Manager, The Weitz Company

3. Pushing the Envelope on Hospitality Modular Design
Bruce Greenfield, Principal, AO

4. Virtual Evaluating Modular Construction Factory Layouts for Productivity Based on Productivity
Joseph Louis, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Awards Program
 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10

8:00am - 9:00am
Keynote Speaker
9:00am - 11:00am
Digital Exhibit Hall
11:00am - 12:00pm
Breakout Sessions

1. Why Modular: The Unforeseen Soft Cost Savings of Modular Construction
Andy Berube, Vice President, Stack Modular Group and Jim Dunn, President/CEO, Stack Modular Group

2. Embracing the Means & Methods Within Modular Design
Troy Tiddens, Modular Specialist, neUdesign Architecture

3. Coming to America: Complying with Regulatory Requirements
David A. Tompos, President, ICC-NTA

4. New Markets and Challenges for Structural Modular Construction
Chris Waters, Director of Business Development, Z Modular

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Breakout Sessions

1. As Simple as Building with Legos? Not Exactly
Isaac-Daniel Astrachan, Principal, Stephen B. Jacobs Group

2. Research and Standardization of High-Rise Modular Construction in Canada
Jonathan Fernando, Project Manager, Construction and Infrastructure Standards Development, CSA Group and Kelly Finzel, Senior Fire Engineer, Arup

3. Successful Modular Project Delivery: An Architect and Builder Perspective
Rhys Kane, Sales Director, NRB Modular Solutions and Chad Zyla, Architect and Associate, S2 Architecture

4. Integrating MMC Into Low Carbon Social Housing
Graeme O'Doherty, Partner, ANYOffsite

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Breakout Sessions

1. Better Together: How a Strong Partnership Can Help Realize the Full Potential of Modular
RC Alley, Partner, AO; Caleb Roope, CEO, Autovol; and Alexis Gevorgian, Founder, AMG & Associates

2. Prefab for Institutional Projects: Modular Doesn’t Belong in a Box
John Friedman, Partner, JFAK Architects

3. Safe Use of Modified Shipping Containers
Stephen Shang, CEO, Falcon Structures

4. Modular Teardown: DfMA in Action
Colby Swanson, Managing Partner, Momentum Innovation Group and Vaughan Buckley, Owner, Volumetric Building Companies

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 11

8:00am - 9:00am
Keynote Speaker

Industrialized Construction: New Drivers for Construction Industry Change
Mark Farmer, Founding Director & CEO, Cast Real Estate & Construction Consultancy

9:00am - 11:00am
Digital Exhibit Hall
11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Prize
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Breakout Sessions

1. Responding to the Housing Crisis: Using Modular to Bring More Housing to Market
Michael Merle, Vice President Business Development, Guerdon LLC

2. Open, Flexible, Adaptable . . . and Modular!
Matthew Ollier, Partner, Hawkins\Brown and Nigel Ostime, Partner, Hawkins\Brown

3. European Prefab Energy Retrofit of Buildings
Franco Luis Vietti, Business Developer Officer, Green Prefab and Furio Barzon, CEO, Green Prefab

4. Utilizing Modular Construction to Increase Energy Performance Standards and Achieve Efficiency in Design
Gloria Westgate, Chief Business Development Officer, Praxis Modular, LLC

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Breakout Sessions

1. Research Update: The Industrialization of Construction
Dr. Mohamed Al-Hussein, Industrial Research Chair, University of Alberta

2. Lessons Learned from High-Rise Modular Construction
Jack Dooley, CEO, Skystone Group

3. Modular and Its Discontents, And What to do About It
Ken Lowney, Principal, Lowney Architecture

4. Is Modular the Future of Select Service?
Henry Wong, Principal, AO

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 12

8:00am - 9:00am
Keynote Speaker

The Post(?)-Covid Outlook for Construction
Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America

9:00am - 10:00am
Breakout Sessions

1. The Mobile Triage Unit: A Miracle of Inspiration
Cliff Hokanson, Executive VP, HHI Corporation and Ralph Evans, Fabrication Sales & Marketing, HHI Corporation

2. Stackable and Fully Adaptable: How Steel Moment Frame Modular Units are Conquering the Market
Bostjan Jevsek, Manager, IteraSpace and Andrew Carlson, Manager, Pyramid1, Inc.

3. Hospitality + Modular = The Perfect Match!
Eric Price, Studio Director, Commercial + Hospitality, Lowney Architecture

4. Engineers! Assets? Or Pain in the A**?
Dan Wood, Building Services Manager, MPE Engineering

10:00am - 11:00am
Breakout Sessions

1. CLIPs: Innovative, Prefabricated, Mass Timber Panels Deliver High-Performance Building Envelopes
Duncan Bourke, Director of Engineering and Technical Operations, Element5 and Max Garcia, Technical Operations Manager, Element5

2. Connecting the Dots: Managing the Complete Lifecycle of Modular Construction
Raghi Iyengar, Founder & CEO, ManufactOn and Jason Barber, Vice President, Industry Solutions & Strategy, ManufactOn

3. Improve Factory Flexibility Using Air Casters: Practical Application and Case Studies
Paul Jakse, Vice President Sales, AeroGo, Inc.

4. Modular Wood-Frame for Multi-Family: Design, Details and Delivery
Matt Laase, Principal, Jackson|Main Architecture

11:00am - 12:00pm
Breakout Sessions

1. Why Salespeople Fail & What You Can Do About It
Michael Aldrich, Sales Training Expert, Sandler

2. Connected Construction to Connected Living: Today’s Smart Devices for Tomorrow’s Living
Kent Anderson, Director of Sales, Off-Site Construction, WESCO Distribution

3. Solving Industry and Societal Challenges with Modular Construction: A Case Study
Jared Dielwart, Business Development Lead, Nomodic and Craig Zacharias, Project Development Lead, Nomodic

4. From Sticks to Stitch: A Modular Primer for Owners and Developers
Robin Murphy, Principal, Jackson|Main Architecture

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Breakout Sessions

1. Modular Design V.S. "Great" Modular Design
Michael Heitsman, Chief Development Officer, Best Gen Modular

2. Automation for Construction
Brent McPhail, CEO/Founder, Brave Control Solutions

3. Concrete Modular Housing
Rubén Navarro, Architect & CEO, Casas inHAUS and Clara Calvo, Architect, Casas inHAUS

4. Don't Kill Your Golden Goose - Protect & Perpetuate Your Business
Larry Oxenham, Author, Senior Advisor, American Society for Asset Protection

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Closing General Session
 

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