In what situations do panelized solutions make more sense than modular? What differentiates integrated offsite construction from pre-fabricated components?
Breakout Topic 1: Fast, Compact, and Flexible: The Business of Panelized Construction Mike Schmidt -Is your business well-suited for panelized construction? Do the inherent strengths of this method of prefabrication align with your business objectives? In this presentation we will explore the advantages and disadvantages of panelized construction as compared to other forms of prefabrication. We will also touch on some of the critical elements and concepts that ensure success when converting from stick-built to panelized construction.
Breakout Topic 2: The Case for Panelized Construction. Mark LaLiberte -Mark will share the challenges facing the labor market, demands for performance improvements and increasing material cost. Learn a more efficient and process based construction methodology with benefits to speed, quality of construction, improved thermal performance and reduced waste. More builders are considering the use of some form of panelization. From manufactured stair packages to precut framing, to fully panelized wall & floor systems. There is also an increase in fully modularized homes that can reach start at 100K to over 1M. Learn about the future of our industry and the goal to build better with less. Mark will share some lessons from 35 years in the home building industry. It will be enlightening and engaging.
Breakout Topic 3: Digitalization of Construction - How can modern technology increase speed, precision and quality of construction while driving down costs? How can virtual reality and laser scans help avoiding mistakes? Is digitalization only for high-tech manufacturing operations? There’s more to it than meets the eye! Alfred Porsche -Alfred’s presentation gives answers and insights into these questions and many more: He explains why a successful operation starts with design, what it is used for and how design tools and data-exchange-possibilities open up new ways for collaboration, optimization and streamlining the process. Examples of how digital model data are used in modern construction companies round up the presentation.