Pre-Conference Workshop Day
Monday May 6, 2024

Harnessing Prefabrication & Manufacturing Approaches

10:00 Workshop A

Exploring the Value of Prefabrication Using Data to Maximize Potential Savings for Your Project


  • Highlighting the evolving safety, labor savings, speed to market and productivity drivers for prefabrication and modular to convince owners and designers of its value
  • Utilizing historical data on cost savings and waste elimination to overcome misconceptions and gain excitement from your team on what’s possible with prefab
  • Creating a data feedback loop from estimating to installation to improve the way products are priced, designed and delivered to increase your competitive advantage

12:00 pm Lunch Break & Networking

1:00pm Workshop B

Differentiating Manufacturing & Prefabrication: What Is the Best Option for My Project?


  • Looking at prefabrication and manufacturing as two different mindsets to understand the nuances of each approach and what that means for your projects
  • Understanding how a manufacturing approach where products are built as complete systems can help with efficient scaling and labor reduction
  • Assessing how manufacturing facilitates multi-trade integrated delivery to expedite installation timelines
  • Discussing how different jurisdictions interpret building codes and what more needs to happen to enable standardization throughout different regions

3:00 pm Afternoon Refreshments

3:30pm Workshop C

Outlining the Necessary Steps to Effectively Plan & Coordinate Prefab on Your Projects

  • Nate Knittel mission critical division manager, Dynalectric Oregon


  • Understanding the value that comes with early planning for optimizing prefabrication efforts and mapping out the process to align the team on cost, schedule and realization of the design intent
  • Establishing a collaborative culture and sharing common goals from day one to maximize opportunities for prefabrication and modularization
  • Determining the line of demarcation: how should work be split between field and shop to plan resources and schedules accordingly, while ensuring expectations are met, products are priced, designed and delivered, improving your competitive advantage

5:30 pm End of Workshop Day

5:30 pm Mortenson BLUVera Facility Tour