Taking Modular To the Next Level

ON DEMAND THROUGH DECEMBER 1, 2021

Duration:60 minutes

Abstract:

The industry continues to explore uses for volumetric modular construction, which produces factory-assembled six-sided fully outfitted modules, and hybrid modular construction, which is a mix of volumetric modular, discrete prefabbed components and site work. How can AEC firms capitalize on these methods and best take advantage of the efficiencies they can provide? 

During this webinar, experts involved in these processes will explain how to fulfill the promise and avoid the pitfalls of all types of modular construction.

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Speakers

Amy Marks (Sponsor Presenter)

Head of Industrialized Construction Strategy and Evangelism

Autodesk

A pioneer in the construction industry, Ms. Marks is known as the world’s preeminent prefabrication consultant and often referred to as the ‘Queen Of Prefab’. Ms. Marks serves on the leadership team at Autodesk as the Head of Industrialized Construction Strategy and Evangelism. In this role, she leverages her passion and years of consulting experience to enable and empower the global AEC-M industry to implement and adopt processes for industrialized construction – including prefabrication and modular. Prior to joining Autodesk, Ms. Marks served as CEO of XSite Modular, where she championed the use of optimized prefabrication across many building types including high-tech, healthcare, hospitality, data centers, residential, and commercial buildings. As the leader of XSite Modular, she established strong relationships across the world with many owners, architects and engineers, and supply chain partners. She is a unique and outspoken agent for change and is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and chairperson of conferences for prefabrication. She serves as the chairperson and ambassador of the Advancing Prefabrication conference - one of the largest and most innovative specialized event of its kind. Ms. Marks is committed to using her extensive experience, thought leadership, and high-profile within the construction industry to promote participation, innovation, and advancement across all industry segments and markets. Knowing the importance of creating a sustainable and thriving industry, Ms. Marks is a fierce advocate for bringing critical attention to the importance of attracting a diverse talent pool, and creating an industry of inclusion that fosters new perspectives and skills to push the boundaries of what’s possible in construction. She is a passionate speaker on improving business results through increased diversity in thought and is often quoted as saying, “I’m not a feminist, I’m a capitalist.” She is a graduate of the University of Florida and an alumna of Harvard Business School. She is a mom to her daughter Mackenzie and an avid sports fan having played competitive rugby for almost 15 years.

Aundre Oldacre

Managing Partner

AoRa Development

Aundre’s role as a founding partner at AoRa is to find, evaluate, and prepare deals to be underwritten by lenders and investors. He is instrumental in creating the architectural design and vision for AoRa’s projects. He implements various strategies to find off-market deals that are either undervalued development sites or add value acquisitions. Once acquired, he manages the process from start to finish, ensuring the latest technologies are applied for the most efficient and expedient building methods. Aundre prioritizes sustainability, through the utilization of renewable energy sources, municipal tax incentives and programs, the latest proptech solutions, property management, and offsite construction. He is a modular construction expert that was a presenting speaker at the World of Modular 2020 https://bit.ly/2QzYtC0. As a result, these practices, he increases IRR for investors and the firm. Aundre has completed the Cornell commercial real estate program. The program all aspects of a commercial deal including acquisition, managing development, financing the deal, creative financing, property management, asset management, and underwriting. He also completed Columbia’s Construction Finance certification learning to accurately provide cost estimates, quantity takeoffs, feasibility, financial modelling, and manage risk during a project. Aundre is a member of the off-site construction council with the National Institute of Building Sciences.

Troy Tiddens

Modular Specialist

neUdesign Architecture

Troy has been in the Modular Industry since 2001 and spent over 17 years within a Manufacturing Facility playing an integral role in the company’s growth and development. From his years directing the Design & Project Management teams, Troy has built a foundation of knowledge and continues to push the limits of “traditional” design standards within modular construction. His focus and attention to detail have proven invaluable for driving projects of all shapes and sizes through the manufacturing and site assembly process. Troy’s focus and forethought for product innovation, modular feasibility studies and constructability reviews have been an invaluable asset to many award-winning modular projects. Troy’s current role with neUdesign Architecture is leveraging his years of industry knowledge to help “bridge the gap” between the traditional design-build and the factory manufacturing process.

John Buongiorno

Director, Modular Division

Axis Construction Corp.

John Buongiorno is the Director of the Modular Division for Axis Construction Corp. John has over 35 years of business development and management experience specific to “off-site” / modular building construction. Axis has completed numerous modular building projects throughout the USA, particularly in the New York City Region. His extensive knowledge of the modular building industry has led to long, successful partnerships with the top modular building manufactures, architects, suppliers and contractors throughout the USA, Canada and Europe. These relationships have been instrumental in enabling Axis to win numerous prestigious awards for modular building projects. His responsibilities include complete oversight for all modular projects, as well as leading the division’s marketing and business development efforts. John currently serves on the Modular Building Institute’s (MBI) Board Directors, the Facilities Guideline Institute (FGI) Modular Subcommittee and is a frequent presenter on the topic of modular building construction throughout the country.

Nadine Post (Moderator)

Editor-at-Large, Buildings - Design and Construction

Engineering News-Record

Sponsor

Autodesk 

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