The Future of Offsite Construction AIA Presentation

Closing the Gap: The Future of Offsite Construction AIA Presentation last week brought together four professionals from several key parts of the industry - Owner, Contractor, Architect and Engineer to explore the background and case for the continued growth of offsite construction.

While prefabrication, modularization, and preassembly have been around for decades, they are becoming critical methods for delivering projects faster, safer and more cost effectively in a labor- challenged marketplace while leveraging the use of new integrated technologies and the increasingly blurred roles of designers and contractors.

Dan Mehls represented the contractor role and presented Mortenson’s latest cutting-edge accomplishments in prefabrication. Featured within his presentation were the benefits of prefab in terms of schedule, quality, cost and lean innovation, specifically related to two of Mortenson’s latest projects, the Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colo. and the citizenM modular hotel in Seattle, Wash. 

Click the links to watch the latest in prefabrication from the Exempla St. Joseph Hospital Construction in Denver and the citizenM hotel in Seattle

Text credit to AIA Portland