Modular Construction: The Fast Track to Disaster Recovery


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, North 264

Format: Building Knowledge Session
Level of Content: Intermediate
Track: Building Techniques, Systems & Materials
Continuing Education: NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s)
Appropriate for: Multifamily Builders & Developers, Designers, Architects, Engineers & Planners, Single Family - All

Scott Peters, New Era Building Systems/Champion Home Builders, Strattanville, PA

What It’s About:
When disaster strikes, the modular construction process is targeted for fast-track rebuilding efforts, and while it has the potential for great success, and profit, issues such as labor shortages, speed of construction, secure job sites and construction volume can plague the unsuspecting builder. Using the post-Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts as its core, this case-study driven session will give a real-world scenario of when modular construction works in the field, when it doesn't, and how a builder/developer can make the distinction.

What You'll Learn:
Learn how the modular construction process can resolve key issues in disaster rebuilding.
Understand the issues associated with modular construction in disaster recovery efforts and how to avoid them.
Explore how the modular construction process can create success and profitability in disaster reconstruction.
Determine how modular construction can create architecturally interesting, permanent housing that buyers demand.

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