Tracks and Topics
Track 1
Systems as Solutions
Track 2
Integrate, Collaborate, Digitize
Track 3
Potential, Performance, Practicalities
Session 1
Panel Discussion

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?

Standardization & Mass Customization

Why the drive to standardize?
How to combine the efficiency of offsite manufacturing without sacrificing design freedom

Panel Discussion

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?

Session 2

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?

Integrating the Supply Chain

Integration of design, procurement, offsite fabrication, delivery and site assembly

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.

Session 3

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

What factors are driving the trend toward modular construction?

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?

Financing Offsite Construction

The hurdles that early adopters face in finding institutional sources of capital to finance their projects

Session 4

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?

The Digitization of Offsite Construction

How is digitization disrupting construction?
What will be the impact of generative design on the built environment?

Panel Discussion

Addressing Challenges in Mass Timber Construction

How offsite wood-based construction can integrate with non-wood building systems?