October 26 at 9:40am
Speaker: Rita Seradian, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Northeast & Tom Holmes, Mid-Atlantic Precast Association
A recent NIBS survey on offsite construction found precast concrete structural components were the most often used element of off-site construction in the previous year. Precast concrete is used in a variety of building types for both structural and building envelope components. Produced in regional plants under national certification standards, precast construction offers architects a great deal of aesthetic diversity and reduced liability, and offers CMs and GCs schedule and budget reliability. Its durability, multi-hazard protection capabilities, energy-efficiency, and resilient properties make it an effective solution for commercial, multi-family, and industrial projects. This presentation will provide an overview of the most common systems of precast concrete products, cover basic design criteria and capabilities, and explore three case studies showing how precast was used to solve diverse design and construction challenges.
October 26 at 10:20am
Speaker: Roger Krulak, Full Stack Modular
Offsite construction methods have once again awed the world, this time by building the tallest volumetric modular building ever at 32 stories. With over 25 years in the construction industry, Roger Krulak has extensive experience on both the construction and development sides of real estate. Prior to starting FC Modular within Forest City Ratner Companies, he spent 12 years at FCRC as SVP of Mixed Use and Residential Development entitling and planning over 1,000 residential apartment units integrated into many of FCRC’s retail projects. Roger is also the recipient of a Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award for his work on the creation of a high-rise modular process.
October 26 at 1:00pm
Speaker: Laurie Robert, LEED AP, NRB, Inc.
Building off-site vs. on-site requires different thinking as well as understanding of how both the approach and process can make a difference in the level of a project’s success. This session draws on the experience of industry experts that explore what it takes to choreograph and execute a more effective permanent modular construction (PMC) project, from the significance of early engagement to the end goal of early occupancy. Pre-construction begins with a holistic view of the permanent modular construction industry today, followed by a look at some of the strategies and best practices needed to launch a successful project for all stakeholders. Topics include modular design development and integration; the decision making process; the significance of the “module;” ideal project delivery methods and contract variables as well as roles, responsibilities and scope of work delineation—all at the pre-bid or pre-construction phase. Project execution delves more explicitly into the means and methods, as well as stakeholder scopes of work needed to execute the strategies throughout the building construction off-site and on. These strategies include final drawing submittal and approval, zoning and permitting, process, scheduling, fabrication, quality assurance, health and safety, site development, delivery, set, finish, and commissioning of a project ready for occupancy.
There are countless numbers of empty unused shipping containers around the world just sitting on shipping docks taking up space. After cargo has arrived, it’s often too expensive to ship empty containers back to their origin, resulting in a high surplus of empty shipping containers. Shipping containers are strong, corrosion resistant, and can reduce construction time by up to 40%. Hard and soft costs are lower as well, particularly in expensive urban and mid-rise markets. Containers can also meet building needs across diverse residential, industrial, commercial, and retail applications. Join experts as they lead an informative discussion on using shipping containers as building blocks in the construction of restaurants, offices, apartments, dorms, emergency shelters, homes, and more.
Speaker: Karim Khalifa, Marriott Hotels
Marriott Hotels continue to inspire and provide a balanced life on the road for discerning business and leisure travelers, offering sophisticated yet functional guestroom designs that facilitate work and play. As senior vice president of design and project management, Karim Khalifa is responsible for Marriott’s architecture and construction division. He will discuss how Marriott is using modular construction on a global basis to achieve speed, cost control, and quality to market, as well as ultimately create incredible experiences for their guests.
Speaker: John Moebes, AIA NCARB, Crate & Barrel
With over 150 custom-designed stores in almost every major North American market, Crate & Barrel has embraced integrated project delivery, building information modeling, lean project delivery, and resource management. Close partnerships with contractors and manufacturers has enabled John Moebes, AIA NCARB, and his in-house design team to consistently meet narrow deadlines. This presentation highlights many of the successes and challenges Crate & Barrel has encountered along the way. John will share how digital design technologies combined with prefab construction techniques are delivering stakeholder value and project success.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25
1:00pmExhibitor Setup (ends at 5:00pm)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26
8:00am-5:00pm Exhibits Open
8:00am-9:00am Coffee with Exhibitors
12:00pm-1:00pm Networking Lunch
4:00pm-5:00p Networking Reception
5:00pm-7:00p Exhibitor Breakdown
Subject to change. Check back periodically for updates.
The Offsite Construction Expo will feature exhibits from offsite construction contractors, traditional contractors that have integrated offsite methods, offsite factories, transportation companies, architects, engineers, BIM suppliers, materials suppliers, and consultants of all types of offsite construction processes. Additionally, case studies will be presented on the hour on the expo floor.