2019 Agenda


30% Regular Registration
Monday, November 4
Tour the Autodesk Boston Technology Center
Note: space is limited, please contact info@iwbcc.com for further details
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
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?

Moderator: Brendan Lowney, Co-Founder & Principal, Forest Economic Advisors LLC
  1. “Was 2018 an investment inflection point?”
    Margaret Whelan, Founder & CEO of Whelan Advisory
  2. “Topic TBA”
    Tom Coronato, Loan Officer, New Construction Specialist, Citizens Bank
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. Robert Hairstans, Head of the Center for Offsite Construction, Edinburgh Napier University
  4. Peggi Clouston, Professor, Wood Mechanics and Timber Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Track 3

Potential, Performance and Practicalities
Environmental Impacts of Wood Based Construction

Moderator: Steve Marshall, Assistant Director US Forest Service
  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 – 3:30pm
Track 1

Systems as Solutions
The Case for Modular Construction

Moderator: Paul Jannke, Co-Founder & Principal, Forest Economic Advisors LLC
  1. “Affordable Quality Homes at a Low Price for All”
    Jerker Lessing, Director R&D, BOKLOK, an IKEA / Skanska Joint Venture Company
  2. “Modular for Hotels and Multi-Family, why would you do it any other way?”
    John Erb, General Manager, Champion Commercial Structures
  3. “Make Modular Construction Work for your Next Multifamily Project”
    Vaughan Buckley, President, Volumetric Building Companies
Track 2

Adapt, Integrate, Collaborate
Re-engineering the Supply Chain

Moderator: Alex Schreyer, Senior Lecturer, Building & Construction Technology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  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

Moderator: Rocky Goodnow, Vice President Timber, Forest Economic Advisors
  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,
    Katerra’s Chief Architect
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”

Moderator: Bill Parsons, Vice President Operations, WoodWorks
  1. “Building Offsite is more than just prefab”
    Ryan Melin, President, Innovative Construction Group
  2. “Nail It! A system for an easier, faster, and better way”
    Jason Blenker, CEO Blenker Companies
  3. “Panelized Building Systems and the Transformation of Site Roles and Responsibilities”
    Jay Lepple, Team Leader Building Systems Unity Homes (Bensonwood)
Track 2

Adapt, Integrate, Collaborate
Robotics & Artificial Intelligence

Moderator: Alex Schreyer, Sr. Lecturer, Building & Construction Technology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  1. “Prefab and industrial grade robotics is the next leap forward in house building”
    Ola Skoglund, 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

Construction Materials & Methods
Today’s state-of-the-art, in terms of how structures can be built

Moderator: Greg Lewis, Vice President, Wood Panels, Forest Economic Advisors
  1. “Topic TBA”
    Stefan Zoellig, CEO Timber Structures
  2. “Mass Timber: Shifting more of the Process Offsite”
    Gary Williams, President, Timber Systems Limited
  3. “Standardization, Customization and Design for Manufacturing”
    Alfred Porsche, President ProWood Consulting & Area Manager Canada SEMA Software
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

Moderator: Francois Robichaud, Partner, Forest Economic Advisors LLC
  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. “Paradigm Shift – Making the Case for Industrialized Wood Construction”
    Steve Lieberman, Business Development Manager, Stora Enso
  3. “Mass Timber with Less Mass”
    Kirk Nichols, 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”
    Khaleed Khondoker EIT, Engineering Manager, SMT
  3. “Standardization of Heavy Timber Connection Design”
    Hannes Blaas, CEO Rothoblaas USA
Closing Remarks
4:30 – 4:45pm

 


 

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