SESSION 2 – OFF-SITE PREFABRICATION PROJECTS
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Companies benefit from off-site prefabrication as the process reduces the number of contractors, labor, materials, time and staging space to coordinate on the job site. With technological advancements and the direct source for sustainably managed high quality softwood species, discover the benefits of offsite prefabrication from British Columbia through two current case studies.
Located in Beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, California, The Williams “Bread House” accessory dwelling unit captures the scenic mountain views while providing a practical use for the client’s bread making business. The design was inspired by nature’s engineer, the honey bee. The Californian Designer connected with a B.C. Pre-fabricated Housing Manufacturer to provide the building solutions to the challenges of this geometric shape project. This case study examines the collaboration across borders to develop a workable easy to assemble model for construction, and how prefabricated home building has come a long way with a bright future ahead as technology continues to evolve.
Next is a case study of the Tahoe Beach Club and how a Quasi-BIM process between the architect, engineers, steel, and timber allowed the timber engineers to deliver a fabrication-level model without the traditional shop drawing process.
- Learn about the designing and logistical cost benefits by streamlining the framing process on complicated structures using pre-fabricated home building technology
- Learn about the benefits of panelized construction, including prefabricated trusses, high-performance wall panel systems and how they are designed, engineered and manufactured in a climate-controlled environment
- Understand the difference between Structural Grades and Appearance Classes of glulam, and the difference between cladding and veneering glulam beams
- Learn about Quasi-BIM process between the architect, engineers, steel, and timber allowing the timber engineers to deliver a fabrication-level model without the traditional shop drawing process