2019 Agenda


Monday, November 4
Tour
8:00am – TBA
Exhibitor Set Up
12:00 – 5:30pm
Welcome Reception – Visit Exhibits
6:00 – 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 5
Continental Breakfast
7:30 – 8:30am
Welcome Remarks
8:30 – 8:45am
Keynote 1
8:45 – 9:45am
General Session Room
  1. John Burns,
    Founder & CEO of John Burns Real Estate Consulting, LLC
  2. Margaret Whelan,
    Construction industry strategist and financing expert
Coffee Break – Visit Exhibits – Network
9:45 – 10:30am
Breakout Session 1
10:30am – 12:15pm
Track 1

Systems as Solutions
Financing Offsite Construction
Was 2018 an investment inflection point? Financing construction innovators. Are lending practices keeping up with the offsite trend?

  1. “Topic TBA”
    Margaret Whelan, Founder & CEO of Whelan Advisory
Track 2

Adapt, Integrate, Collaborate
Educating General Contractors, Architects and Engineers – Panel

Moderator: Pat Layton, Professor Forestry, Clemson University
  1. Alex Schreyer, Senior Lecturer, Building & Construction Technology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  2. Mike Jackson, Ph.D., P.E., Chair & Professor Clemson Construction Science and Management
  3. Chris Carbone, Structural Engineer, Bensonwood
  4. Robert Hairstans, Head of the Center for Offsite Construction, Edinburgh Napier University
  5. Peggi Clouston, Professor, Wood Mechanics and Timber Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Track 3

Potential, Performance and Practicalities
Environmental Impacts of Wood Based Construction

  1. “Building a Climate-Stable Future: How engineered wood products can address climate change”
    Mark Wishnie, Director Global Forestry & Wood Products, The Nature Conservancy
  2. “The Forest or the Trees: Rethinking Timber’s Carbon Footprint”
    Sara Tepfer, Sustainability Consultant, Arup
  3. “Certification’s role in industrialized wood-based construction”
    Annie Perkins, Senior Director Strategic Partnerships, Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Lunch – Visit Exhibits – Network
12:15 – 1:45pm
Breakout Session 2
1:45 – 3:45pm
Track 1

Systems as Solutions
The Case for Modular Construction

  1. “Modular Construction: Why It Works”
    Michael Merle, VP Business Development, Guerdon
  2. “Make Modular Construction Work for your Next Multifamily Project”
    Vaughan Buckley, CEO Buckley Modular Construction
Track 2

Adapt, Integrate, Collaborate
Re-engineering the Supply Chain

  1. “Re-Engineering the Supply Chain”
    Dominique Briand, CEO, Structure Fusion
  2. “Iterate to Optimize: How to build a high production team culture to deliver fast, high quality results”
    Paul Bandrowski, CEO, Inphastos
  3. “Leveraging the Component Industry to Provide Efficient Wood Based Structures”
    Kirk Grundahl, Executive Director, Structural Building Components Association
Track 3

Potential, Performance and Practicalities
Building Codes & Fire Safety

  1. “Tall Wood Construction: New Code Provisions, Design Steps and Impacts on North American Markets”
    Ricky McLain, Sr Technical Director Tall Wood, WoodWorks
  2. “Design of Timber Concrete Composite Floors for Fire”
    Erica Fischer, Asst Professor, Oregon State University
  3. “What Codes and Regulations are telling us about Mass Timber”
    Joe Kelly, President, Mass Construction Consultants
Keynote 2
3:45 – 4:45pm
General Session Room
  1. Professor Robert Hairstans,
    Head of Edinburgh Napier University’s Center for Offsite Construction + Innovative Structures
  2. George L. Legendre,
    Globally renowned U.K. architect, Associate Professor at Harvard’s Design School
Reception – Visit Exhibits
4:45 – 6:30pm
Wednesday, November 6
Continental Breakfast
7:30 – 8:30am
Welcome Remarks
8:30 – 8:45am
Keynote 3
8:45 – 9:45am
General Session Room
  1. Craig Curtis,
    President, Katerra Architecture
Coffee Break – Visit Exhibits – Network
9:45 – 10:30am
Breakout Session 3
10:30am – 12:15pm
Track 1

Systems as Solutions
“Super-Subs” vs. “End to End”

  1. “Topic TBA”
    Ryan Melin, President, Innovative Construction Group
  2. “Nail It! A system for an easier, faster, and better way”
    Jason Blenker, CEO Blenker Companies
  3. “Topic TBA”
    Karim Sahyoun, Co-Founder and Director, Blueprint Robotics
Track 2

Adapt, Integrate, Collaborate
Robotics & Artificial Intelligence

  1. “Topic TBA”
    Ola Skoglung, Chief Operating Officer, Randek Robotics
  2. “An AI Software Tool which Designs I-joist Floors Automatically”
    Luke Whale, PhD, Technical Director Earlybird Technologies Ltd.
Track 3

Potential, Performance and Practicalities
Standards in Industrialized Construction – Panel

Moderators: Ryan Smith & Ivan Rupnik
  1. Hannes Blaas, CEO Rothoblaas USA
Lunch – Visit Exhibits – Network
12:15 – 1:45pm
Keynote 4
1:45 – 2:45pm
General Session Room
  1. Phil G. Bernstein, FAIA, RIBA, LEED ® A,
    Pioneer of BIM, former VP at Autodesk, now Associate Dean, Yale’s Architecture School
Breakout Session 4 (Exhibitors Take-Down)
2:45 – 4:30pm
Track 1

Systems as Solutions
Business Case for Industrialized Wood Based Construction

  1. “Feeding the Shift to Industrialized Construction – A Forward Looking Analysis of the Wood Products Mix”
    Dr. David Fell, Lead Analyst Construction Markets, FPInnovations
  2. “Topic TBA”
    Steve Lieberman, Business Development Manager, Stora Enso
  3. “Topic TBA”
    Laura Mattila, Vice President Sales, Kerto®LVL, MetsäWood
Track 2

Adapt, Integrate, Collaborate
Integrated Team Structure & Digital Process Workflows for Effective Project Delivery

  1. “Offsite Technology: Putting it to Work in Your Homes”
    Scott Reichensperger, VP Global Residential Business Technology, MiTek
  2. “Developments in offsite mass wood construction for residential and commercial buildings in Australia”
    Kevin Ezard, Owner, Frame Australia, Timber Offsite Construction
  3. “The Magic of BIM – From Planning to Production with IFC and OpenBIM”
    Michael Marzy, Managing Director, Dietrich’s Software
Track 3

Potential, Performance and Practicalities
Standardization & Mass Customization

  1. “Selling Mass Customization: branding, education and sales to change customer behavior and improve our planet”
    Steve Linton, President, Deltec Homes
  2. “Standardization & Mass Customization: Innovative Structure Monitoring Technologies to Foster Efficiency in Mass Timber Building Construction and Validate Design”
    Jason Teetaert, Co-Founder VP Business Development, SMT Research
  3. “Standardization, Customization and Design for Manufacturing”
    Alfred Porsche, President ProWood Consulting & Area Manager Canada SEMA Software
Closing Remarks
4:30 – 4:45pm

 


 

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