UF College of Design, Construction & Planning

State-of-the-Art of Modular Construction

19th Rinker International Symposium

The Symposium on the State-of-the-Art of Modular Construction will be held at the University of Florida on May 4-5 2017, and will bring together owners, builders, manufacturers, designers, and technology providers to present the cutting edge of modular construction.

Theme:

The purpose of the Symposium is to address the methods, processes, technologies, and tools that are helping realize the potential advantages of modular design and construction. The Symposium will bring together the major stakeholders in modular building to help define current best practices, identify opportunities for implementing modular manufacturing and building strategies to address today’s labor and cost challenges, and articulate research needs for the industry.

The goals include:

  1. Determining the best design practices employed by architecture and engineering companies to account for the unique characteristics of modular construction.
  2. Identifying the best construction practices being used by construction companies and the impacts of these practices on the cost and labor issues associated with contemporary on-site construction. These include coordination of activities with the design community and the factories manufacturing the modules.
  3. Articulating the best manufacturing and logistics practices for producing building modules in factories and transporting them to the site for field assembly.
  4. Describing the role of multi-trade prefabrication as a major component of a successful modular construction strategy.
  5. Identifying the information, automation, manufacturing, and construction technologies that are and will affect the progress of modular strategies.
  6. Determining the major research gaps that exist that can be addressed by a collaboration of industry, academia, and the public sector.

 

For more information, please visit ufmodularconstruction.net

Conference Organizers:

  • Powell Center for Construction and Environment
  • Rinker School of Construction Management
  • Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment
  • College of Design, Construction and Planning