2017 Case Study Presentation Topics



That’s Modular?
Innovative Trends in Modular Building 

Friday, September 29

Speaker: Craig Mitchell, Britco Construction 

Gone are the days when modular buildings were thought of as boring and uninspiring. These days modular buildings are pushing the boundaries of modern design, and solving many of the problems of traditional construction methods in the process. Watch as Britco Construction’s Craig Mitchell demonstrates the advantages of building modular across the multi-family and hospitality sectors and why Passive House design lends itself well to modular construction .


Hotel Resort -
A Structural Steel Modular Design, Built for the Pacific Coast

Friday, September 29 

Speaker: Andy Berube & Matt Hallaran, Stack Modular Group

Modular construction methods are enabling hotel developers to complete projects up to 60% faster than traditional methods, decreasing site disturbance and labor costs, providing greater control over project bottom lines, and even revolutionizing the way hotel chains are expanding their asset portfolios. This session will offer a unique perspective on brand acceptance, budget, schedule, quality, finance, and building approvals.

Re-Purposed Shipping Containers for Modular Construction

Friday, September 29 

Speaker: Rhys Kane, Ladacor Advanced Modular Systems

Re-purposed shipping containers are helping to meet construction needs across diverse residential, industrial, and commercial applications as the building blocks of restaurants, offices, apartments, dorms, emergency shelters, homes, and more. This session will showcase a multi-family project in Edmonton, Alberta that was built with an innovative modular construction technology that uses re-purposed shipping containers for modules. The session will demonstrate how a 20-unit rental apartment building was constructed from containers offering the owner a cost-effective project and a fast-track schedule.


Why Modular? Why Now?

Friday, September 29 

Speaker: Dan Horne & Chris Schmidt, Guerdon Modular Buildings

When deployed by stakeholders prepared to embrace the challenges and opportunities associated with its delivery, modular construction is a well-suited solution to control project schedules and budgets while increasing quality and reducing environmental impact. Dan Horne & Chris Schmidt from Guerdon Modular Buildings have over 30 years of combined industry experience and will help those new to the industry understand how to make the most of ?going modular.? They will share six of the most sought after benefits of offsite construction, the keys to a successful modular project, and why so many developers are now turning to modular construction.


A Contractor's View: The Benefits of Offsite Modular by the Numbers

Friday, September 29 

Speaker: Randy Ludwar, CMS Consulting

Randy Ludwar’s career in construction started when the fax machine was considered high tech. Since then his experience in modular and offsite construction has included being the CEO of a major Canadian modular manufacturer and fabricator, giving him in-depth knowledge as it relates to building, suppliers, sub-trade costs, labor inputs, and the resulting profits. Ludwar will speak about the relationship of the costs of construction and the various new ratios that are relevant to successful projects when offsite modular solutions are used. In particular, he will make comparisons of traditional vs. modular construction and provide analysis related to the impact on safety, production in fabrication, installation at site, required on site construction, environmental impacts, and social impacts.


Designed by Perkins+Will:
Housing Module Improves Prefabrication and Livability

Friday, September 29 

Speakers: Derek Newby, Perkins+Will |  
Andrew Warwick, ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd.

A wood modular housing prototype designed by global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will is helping to advance academic research at the University of British Columbia. The 312-square-foot cross-laminated timber (CLT) module is designed to be highly energy efficient, durable, and constructed with minimal waste—offering advancements in both prefabrication and livability. The replicated module is part of one of the largest proposed CLT structures ever at 646,000-square-feet. Built by ATCO Structures, learn how this module improves upon aesthetics, materials, acoustics, thermal performance, and maintenance of convention construction while using Passive House principles to achieve a robust building envelope.

2017 Agenda



1:00pmExhibitor Setup (ends at 5:00pm)


8:00am-5:00pm           Exhibits Open

8:00am-9:00am           Coffee with Exhibitors

9:00am-11:00am        Presentations

12:00pm-1:00pm        Networking Lunch

1:00pm-3:00pm   Presentations

4:00pm-5:00pm   Networking Reception

5:00pm-7:00pm   Exhibitor Breakdown 

Subject to change. Check back periodically for updates.





About Event

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.

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