UF College of Design, Construction & Planning

Rinker International Symposium - Published on May 30, 2017

The 19th Rinker International Symposium was held on May 4-5 at the Harn Museum of Art. The topic was State-of-the-Art of Modular Construction. The organizers of the event were DCP, Rinker School of Construction Management, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment and the Powell Center for Construction & Environment.

The reason modular construction was chosen as this year’s topic is that it shifts a significant fraction of construction from on-site activities to the manufacturing of major components in factory settings. It has the potential of significantly increasing the speed of construction while lowering costs.

To read more about who spoke at the symposium, visit www.ufmodularconstruction.net.