***PLEASE NOTE: All Timings Listed as follows: ET | PT***

Market Specific Breakouts


While presentations and formal discussions will begin in earnest during the afternoon of each day, in the morning attendees will have the opportunity to attend market-specific networking, panels, and trailblazing case studies to meet potential future project partners and better tailor session learnings to their own projects.


Affordable Housing

11.30 | 8.30 Analyzing the Changing Needs of the Healthcare Market in 2020: How is Prefabrication Evolving to Offer a New Solution?

  • Assess the evolution of prefabrication for the healthcare
    industry in recent years to enable rapid evolution and
    deployment of new concepts throughout 2020
  • Explore the potential for DfMA-DR (Design for
    Manufacture & Assembly – Disassembly & Reuse)
    design concepts to offer an alternative model for offsite
  • Thinking outside of the box: Overviewing some of the
    most innovative design concepts and installations
    to come of healthcare construction in the age of a
    pandemic, and how lessons learned can be taken forward
    to support the future growth of offsite construction

Ryan Hullinger, Partner, NBBJ

11.30 | 8.30 Case Study: Exploring the Role of Affordable Housing Projects in Increasing Opportunities for Modular Construction

  • Realizing the modular affordable housing opportunity
    to address the affordable housing crisis: What were the
    drivers that motivated a change in approach?
  • Discover ways to work with state organizations and city
    departments to secure buy-in to modular construction
    and overcome institutional challenges surrounding
    funding, permitting, logistics, and labor that often
    inhibit modular construction?
  • Understand the key barriers in affordable housing
    design and delivery and how we adapted these to
    support the opportunity of volumetric modular
  • Share lessons learned from three initial permanent
    supportive housing modular projects in San Francisco
    to inform our future approach and share insights on the
    industry’s opportunity to adjust to these approaches
    and deliver on the promise of volumetric modular

Erin Carson, Director of Construction Services, Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development

12.00 | 9.00 Meet the Speaker & Speed Networking

During the hour after the morning sessions, all attendees will have the option of staying in the session rooms to continue Q&A and discussion time with speakers, or head across to our speed networking area. This is your opportunity to meet 1-2-1 with other attendees to establish new industry contacts. The hour will be split into three market-specific sessions, so lease make sure you join only at the right time for your specific interests!

12.00 | 9.00 Higher Education
12.20 | 9.20 Healthcare
12.40 | 9.40 Affordable Housing

1.00 | 10.00 – Break

2.00 | 11.00 Welcome to Day Three & What to Expect

Design for Manufacturing, Assembly & Beyond

Re-Thinking Supply Chain Collaboration

2.10 | 11.10 The Modular Mindset: Conceptualizing Your Facility with Offsite Intent to Maximize Future Lifecycle

  • Understand the structural requirements of different offsite approaches and how this must form the basis of
    conceptual design
  • Revealing how teams can begin conceiving of their space modularly to not only maximize efficiency of new
    construction, but better afford flexibility and adaptability later in the facility lifecycle
  • Collaborate with designers, contractors and modular partners to help bring in the right expertise and support development of more innovative concepts
  • Discuss barriers that remain to making this process more efficient and the additional value that has been achieved by teams taking this approach

Shawn Maley, Senior Associate, Stantec

2.10 | 11.10 Becoming a Change Agent to Inspire True Collaboration Among the Wider Project Team

  • Ensure all team members have a clear understanding and alignment of what it takes, and the workflows and
    systems associated with success on the job from day one
  • Inspire partners less experienced with design-assist to step out of their lane early in design to maximize their
    seat at the table
  • Provide training and development of leaders on projects to ensure proper direction, culture, and accountability is
    maintained from start to finish

Bradley Lukanic, Chief Executive Officer, Cannon Design

2.40 | 11.40 Live Q&A

2.40 | 11.40 Live Q&A

2.50 | 11.50 The Architect’s Perspective: What Needs to Happen to Improve Efficiency in Design Workflows for Offsite Construction?

  • How can we better engage architects with prefabrication
    and manage change to make offsite construction a
    standard consideration
  • Understand how design thinking and scoping changes
    when prefabrication is introduced, even prior to the
    architectural contract starting
  • Mapping out best practices in design for prefabrication:
    What are the changes to traditional workflows, tasks and
    relationships with project partners to optimize DFmA?

Thomas Gluck, Principal, GLUCK+

2.50 | 11.50 The Demain Consortium: Leveraging Data & Strategic Partnerships to Drive Prefabrication

  • Mapping out the journey and advantages of developing
    strategic partnerships to drive innovation
  • Learn how an engineer and contractor leveraged unique
    workflows to drive a healthcare HVAC project
  • Understand the journey and advantages of assimilating
    an engineering firm with a contractor’s pre-construction
  • Evaluate how data can drive beyond prefabrication into manufacturing for utility scale solar projects

Jim Tavernelli, President & CEO, KLH Engineers

Larry DeVore, President, Construction Innovations

Kevin Eldridge, Lead Mechanical Engineer, KLH Engineers

Mark Hans, Lead Technology Designer, KLH Engineers

Brandon Johnson, Director of Electrical Engineering, KLH Engineers

Spencer Murphy, Senior Electrical Engineer, Rex Moore

Chris Hronek, Sheet Metal Worker, Tweet/Garot Mechanical Inc

3.20 | 12.20 Live Q&A

3.20 | 12.20 Live Q&A

3.30 | 12.30 Break

4.00 | 1.00 Optimizing Collaboration Between Architects & Prefabricators to Discover & Develop the Right Offsite Solution for Your Project

  • Walking through the MD+ design assist program that
    integrates designers and modular partners in a truly
    collaborative relationship from programming to installation
  • Establish robust communication channels to share files
    and effectively document design development to reduce
    rework, inefficiencies, and maximize transparency at every
    stage of the process
  • Understand the benefits and flexibility afforded by nonproprietary
    systems from contract to design to installation
    and how these have been applied to multiple facility types
    with A/E teams: How has generative design software
    supported integration of multiple prefab solutions?

Sean Studzinski, President, Modular Design+

Josh Mensinger, Vice President, Modular Design+

4.00 | 1.00 Case Study: Exploring Best Practices for Bringing Multiple Trades Together In-House

  • Explore the options open to walling contractors for bringing together multiple scopes in a single system:
    What’s the best approach, subbing out or bringing the skills in house, and what are the main considerations for
  • Evaluate the benefits of having another subcontractor involved as part of your prefabrication process and how
    teams can effectively integrate scopes, assess quality, and streamline production of each element
  • Understand the legal, insurance and safety complications of bringing multiple trades into your facility and how this can be successfully navigated

Peter Babaian, Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Rick Krentz, Estimating Team Leader, Digital Building Components

4.30 | 1.30 Live Q+A

4.30 | 1.30 Live Q+A

4.40 | 1.40 BIM-Enabled Prefabrication: Building the Digital Truth From Design to Fabrication to Facilities Management & Beyond

  • Evaluating how teams can set up initial site scanning to evaluate existing conditions and feed knowledge into
    BIM platforms for design and coordination
  • Setting up and developing models with the right level of detail and measurements necessary to inform accurate fabrication
  • Ensure timely and accurate updates from the field to tag and collate the right information to inform future facilities management and tenant use: How does prefabrication improve the quality of that data for the
    owner and end user?

Chris Heger, Chief Innovation Officer, OAC Services Inc.

4.40 | 1.40 Taking Lessons Learned from Expedited Projects During a Pandemic to Improve Safety & Efficiencies on the Jobsite

  • Harness drone mapping and laser scanning of site conditions to replace lengthy traditional survey methods and effectively educate inspectors and site workers on how offsite construction will work in reality
  • Benchmark the use of advanced BIM-MEP coordination
    to reduce potential issues onsite and arm the field with
    the insights they need to coordinate shifts to new Covid
    safety regulations
  • Leverage daily scanning of modules upon delivery to the
    jobsite to ensure alignment with current site conditions
    and module connections
  • Assessing short-term protocols adopted to expedite
    project timelines and meet new safety guidelines that
    actually provide better ways of working long-term

Stuart Meurer, President, Windover Construction

Amr Raafat, Vice President of VDC & Technology, Windover Construction

5.10 | 2.10 Live Q&A

5.10 | 2.10 Live Q&A

5.20 | 2.20 – Day Three Wrap Up

5.30 | 2.30 – End of Day Three