Prefabrication offers dramatic opportunities for construction process improvement and quality control. This interactive session walks through prefabrication techniques and unwraps the benefits and challenges of standardization and offsite construction techniques. This session will also describe historical precedent projects highlighting barriers to prefabrication and how those have been overcome. Live, web-based polling during the presentation will gauge audience priorities and preconceptions before and after the presentation.
Identify design concepts of the current state of prefabrication.
Compare future opportunities of prefabricated pods versus prefabricated structural modules.
Discuss the time and cost savings from different design interventions and their effect on the construction schedule.
Consider how offsite strategies can be investigated and evaluated for health care construction.