2020 Agenda


On Demand will be available beginning Wednesday December 2 to all registered attendees.

Wednesday, December 2
Time
Type
Live Keynote:
Gernot Strube, Senior Partner,
McKinsey & Company, Munich

“Predicting the Next Tectonic shift: Disruptive Changes in Construction”
8:30am — 9:45am
Live Special Event
Virtual Expo Hall Hours
10:00am — 5:00pm
Virtual Expo Hall
Breakout Session 1
10:00am — 11:30am
Education Program
Track 1 (Live)

Systems as Solutions
How Will the Pandemic Affect the Trajectory for Offsite Construction?
How will COVID affect demand for mass timber, panelized and modular solutions? Can movement and interaction be better controlled in a factory environment? Will there be greater focus on sustainability?

Moderator: Art Schmon, Managing Director IWBC & Partner, Forest Economic Advisors LLC
Panel Discussion
  1. Gerry McCaughey, CEO, Entekra
  2. Vaughan Buckley, CEO, Volumetric Building Companies
  3. Tom Hardiman, Executive Director, Modular Building Institute
  4. Evan Smith, President Placetailor
Track 2 (On Demand)

Adapt, Integrate, Collaborate
Standardization & Mass Customization
Why the drive to standardize?
How to combine the efficiency of offsite manufacturing without sacrificing design freedom

Moderator: Brendan Lowney, Co-Founder & Principal, Forest Economic Advisors, LLC
  1. Robert Malczyk, Director Mass Timber Engineering, Katerra
  2. “The Future of Building has Begun: How the CREE System & Platform Enables the Industry to Integrate, Collaborate and Digitize.”
    Rainer Strauch, Managing Director and CTO, CREE BUILDINGS
  3. “From Mass Timber to Freeforms: creative timber engineering”
    Lucas Epp, Head of Engineering, StructureCraft
Track 3 (On Demand)

Potential, Performance and Practicalities
Building Codes & Fire Safety
Impact of new tall wood ICC and BC codes. Acceptance of offsite light frame construction by building inspectors across North America? Fire safety: How to mitigate the impact of fire on life, safety and property.

Moderator: Paul Jannke, Co-Founder & Principal, Forest Economic Advisors LLC
  1. “Exploring the Planning Complexities of Mass Timber: Reviewing Code Restrictions, Design & Manufacturing Limitations That Impact Design & Construction Outcomes”
    Lisa Podesto, Timber & Innovations Specialist, Lendlease
  2. “Tall Timber Construction: New Code Provisions, Design Steps and Impacts on North American Markets”
    Ricky McLain, Senior Director Tall Wood, Woodworks
  3. “INTRO: A 9-story mixed-use mass timber building in the heart of Cleveland”
    John Mitchell, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture
Breakout Session 2
2:00pm — 3:30pm
Education Program
Track 1 (On Demand)

Systems as Solutions
Mass Timber: Why the Sudden Increase in Demand?
What are the factors that are driving demand for mass timber? To what extent is this growth sustainable? What buiding types? What solutions?

Moderator: Pat Layton, Professor of Forestry & Director Wood Utilization + Design Instutute, Clemson University
  1. Nick Milestone, Director Mass Timber, Katerra
  2. Nicholas Sills, General Manager Customer and Technical Services, Structurlam
  3. Patrick Chouinard, Founder & New Business, Element5
Track 2 (On Demand)

Adapt, Integrate, Collaborate
Integrating the Supply Chain
integration of design, procurement, offsite fabrication, delivery and site assembly

Moderator: Alex Schreyer, Senior Lecturer, Building & Construction Technology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  1. “From Blueprint to Design – Digital and Physical Tools for a Successful Project”
    Michael Marzy, President, Dietrich’s Software & Chris Scott, Product Specialist, Stiles Machinery, Martin Lettenmeier, VP of Technology, Blueprint Robotics & Bill Grothmann, Sales Director, Blueprint Robotics
  2. “DeepWood: Disruptive Evolving Engineering and Planning in Wood (BIM)”
    Dr. Sonja Geier, Lucerne University, School of Engineering & Architecture, Competence Center Typology & Planning in Architecture (CCTP)
Track 3 (Live)

Potential, Performance and Practicalities
How Green is Mass Timber?
How green is mass timber in practice today? How does it compare to concrete and steel? What needs to happen for mass timber to be truly sustainable?

Moderator: Mark Wishnie, Executive Director, Timberland Investment Group, BTG Pactual
Panel Discussion
  1. Maureen Puettmann, Director of Operations, CORRIM
  2. Elaine Oneil, Director of Science and Sustainability, CORRIM
  3. George Berghorn, Asst. Professor Construction Management Michigan State University
Karim KhalifaLive Keynote:
Karim Khalifa, Director of Product Design for Buildings, Sidewalk Labs
“Mass Timber, A Promising New Approach to Urban Development”
4:00pm — 5:00pm
Live Special Event
Thursday, December 3
Time
Type
Mark FarmerLive Keynote:
Mark Farmer, UK Champion,
Modern Methods of Construction

“Industrialized Construction: The New Drivers For Construction Industry Change”
8:30am — 9:45am
Live Special Event
Virtual Expo Hall Hours
10:00am — 5:00pm
Virtual Expo Hall
Breakout Session 3
10:00am — 11:30am
Education Program
Track 1 (On Demand)

Systems as Solutions
Why Modular and Why Now?
The Case for Modular Construction in a Post-Pandemic World

What factors are driving the trend toward modular construction?

Moderator: Ivan Rupnik, Founding Partner at MOD X, Assoc. Professor at Northeastern University’s School of Architecture
  1. Paul Williamson, Past Managing Director NU Build, UK
  2. “Modular Construction is Now Main Stream for Multifamily and Hospitality”
    John Beddow, CEO, Guerdon Modular Buildings
  3. Craig Mitchell, Black Box Modular, formerly Director Innovative Solutions, Metric Modular
Track 2 (On Demand)

Adapt, Integrate, Collaborate
Mechanization and Automation
How does cutting-edge manufacturing technology drive or enable offsite construction? Where and when should it be employed? Are you getting a reasonable return on your investment?

Moderator: Francois Robichaud, Partner, Forest Economic Advisors
  1. “Can automation help keep us safe?”
    Ola Skoglund, COO, Randek Robotics
  2. Ben Hershey, President 4Ward Consulting Group
  3. “Column, slab, ready – the revolution in timber construction – from research into the market!”
    Stefan Zoellig, Timber Engineer, Timber Structures 3.0 AG
Breakout Session 4
2:00pm — 3:30pm
Education Program
Track 1 (On Demand)

Systems as Solutions
It’s the Process, Not the Products
The Case for Fully Integrated Panelized Construction

In what situations do panelized solutions make more sense than modular?
What differentiates integrated offsite construction from pre-fabricated components?

Moderator: Craig Webb, President of Webb Analytics
  1. Mike Schmidt, Principal Consultant, Auto Construct
  2. Mark LaLiberte, Co-Founder & President, Construction Instruction
  3. “How the Digitalization of Construction can increase speed, precision and quality while driving down costs”
    Alfred Porsche, ProWood Consulting
Track 2 (On Demand)

Adapt, Integrate, Collaborate
The Digitization of Offsite Construction
How is digitization disrupting construction?
What will be the impact of generative design on the built environment?

Moderator: Art Schmon, Managing Director IWBC and Partner, Forest Economic Advisors
  1. “Offsite Technology: Putting it to Work in Your Homes”
    Stephen Keller, Portfolio Manager, Advanced Components, MiTek
  2. “An AI Software Tool which Designs I-joist Floors Automatically”
    Luke Whale, PhD, Technical Director Earlybird Technologies Ltd.
  3. Thomas Strong, Principal, Wired Construction
Track 3 (Live)

Potential, Performance and Practicalities
Addressing Challenges in Mass Timber Construction
How offsite wood-based construction can integrate with non-wood building systems?

Moderator: Bill Parsons, VP Operations, WoodWorks
Panel Discussion
  1. Andy Shanahan, WB Engineers | Consultants
  2. Ashley Rao, Leers Weinzapfel Associates
  3. Ermanno Acler, Eng. PhD, Principal Holzpak Engineering SRL
4:00pm — 5:00pm
Live Special Event

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