While construction methods have generally remained constant for decades, designers, developers and contractors continually look for ways to build faster, safer and better—for less.

Modular construction has been touted as an opportunity to combat rising interest rates and construction prices through greater efficiency, address the lack of skilled labor, and reduce jobsite waste. However, some architects and engineers are hesitant to embrace the modular approach because they don’t want their designs to be compromised, and they don’t think it has the flexibility or functionality to execute certain project typologies. However, as modular design has become more common, it has also grown nimbler. With an emphasis on multi-family and commercial projects, this webinar will explore the design implications of offsite wood-frame construction for architects and engineers. Particular focus will be given to modular components, including trends, benefits and design and detailing techniques that help teams realize the full benefits afforded by these systems.

Erik Earnshaw is CEO of BGO Architects, which has been designing award-winning living and working environments since 1968. The firm’s capabilities span a variety of building types, including low- and mid-rise, mixed-use, adaptive/reuse and student/senior/affordable housing. BGO has designed more than 1 million dwelling units and, in 2013, was recognized by Architectural Record as one of the top five multi-family architecture firms in the U.S. Erik has over two decades of experience, during which time his designs have been recognized by (among others) Multifamily Executive, Pillars of Industry, Best in American Living, and Hardie Designs. Erik is a licensed Architect in 19 states and a graduate from Texas Tech University.

Date: Dec 12, 2018

Time: 12pm-1pm Central

Cost: Free

Provided by: WoodWorks