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    Offsite Construction Summit

    Wednesday, June 5, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm PDT

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    Event Description

    Presented by the Offsite Construction Network, the Offsite Construction Summit returns to Berkeley, CA, on June 5, 2024, to offer all attendees:

    - Superior networking with the leading offsite construction manufacturers, designers, developers, and contractors in and around California,

    - Informative presentations about the capabilities of offsite construction across all markets, and

    - Direct access to regional companies and end-users who are embracing the benefits of offsite construction.

    There simply is no greater opportunity to reach key partners across the offsite construction industry. Don't miss this chance to connect with leading offsite construction professionals from up and down the West Coast and around the country.

    Speakers + Presentations

    Inside California's Climate-Conscious Push to Expand Factory-Built Construction

    Lynn von Koch-Liebert
    Executive Director
    California Strategic Growth Council

    Tyler Pullen
    Senior Technical Advisor
    Terner Housing Innovation Labs

    California has been a leader in thinking aggressively and quantitatively about solutions to address climate change and build sustainably. Tasked with looking at how the State of California can best house its growing population while meeting its aggressive energy, housing, transportation, land use, and equity goals; the California Strategic Growth Council faces a slew of challenges. Executive director Lynn von Koch-Liebert will discuss the Council’s recent resolution to support energy-efficient factory-built construction, accessing federal funding to implement projects, and its pilot program to expand and create offsite construction factories—all towards meeting a goal of 2.5 million housing units in California.

    Reaching Modular’s Potential to Significantly Increase Housing

    Stuart Emmons
    Emmons Design

    Modular multi-family housing has made great headway in the last five years, but we need to continue to make improvements that will further streamline modular housing production to better reach modular’s potential to address our growing housing crisis. Let’s get far more people living on our streets into stable long-term housing. Let’s get more affordable housing built. Let’s get more market-rate workforce housing built. Emmons will discuss case studies in California, Oregon, and Georgia; learning from past projects and manufacturers; optimal integrated teams; standardized dwelling units; reducing modular housing production time, better homeless housing options for people experiencing homelessness; the importance of technical and aesthetic design as a foundation for successful projects; details that will streamline production; and optimal public & private initiatives to increase housing.

    Why Offsite Construction Isn't Solving Our Housing Crisis

    Jim Dunn
    Stack Modular

    Offsite construction is not a perfect solution to every project, but when there is a match, the benefits can be significant--especially for developers. Join modular manufacturer Jim Dunn, president of Stack Modular, as he discusses the winning modular project profile, the path to success in the modular pre-construction phase, and the importance of involving all the key players early-on when executing any modular project.

    Necessity Breeds Innovation

    Rick Murdock
    CEO & Co-Founder

    The world's most pressing problem is our call to action to collaborate and innovate. An “us and them” mentality won’t solve today’s housing crisis. Unprecedented shortages in skilled labor and housing call for both conventional and modular companies to collaborate and innovate. There's plenty of work to go around. Working together, we can innovate better ways to automate, standardize, develop new materials, and benefit from the many time-proven methods we rely on. Forty-plus-year veteran Rick Murdock shares some ideas based on recent successes bringing together people and robots, as well as offsite and onsite methods.

    Advancing Modular Construction: A Case for Standardization

    Randall Thompson
    Senior Pre-construction Manager

    Within the AEC industry, we need to overcome the mindset that standardization equates to constrained design and diminished quality. On the contrary, a standardized design practice will lead to a more intentional, better coordinated and enhanced product outcome. Furthermore, developing standardized building elements will allow for and capitalize on innovations in industrialized construction. Join Randall Thompson, senior preconstruction manager at NibbiPrefab, for this insightful presentation as well as lessons learned from a traditional general contractor that is successfully utilizing offsite construction.

    Rebuilding Maul: Modular Solutions for Disaster Relief & Innovative Builder Solutions

    Timothy Nguyen
    Modulux Homes

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released its housing assistance plan for residents impacted by the Maui wildfires in August 2023. These houses—which will be created outside of Hawaii using offsite construction—will be built to the 2018 International Building Code per the Hawaii state building codes and will be approved using International Code Council/Modular Building Institute Standards 1200 and 1205. Employing fast construction methods for efficiency, Modulux Homes was one of the companies selected to manufacture the modular units. Join architect Timothy Nguyen as he discusses how offsite construction is being used to rebuild communities keeping in mind local traditions and aesthetics. Modulux Homes specializes not only in rapid response situations, but adaptable solutions for long-term luxury residential and commercial development.

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    Wednesday, June 5, 2024
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm PDT
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