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Join us on 5/9/2023 for a live webinar on: Leveraging the Gap: Improving Project Delivery Through Off-Site Manufacturing

  • 1.  Join us on 5/9/2023 for a live webinar on: Leveraging the Gap: Improving Project Delivery Through Off-Site Manufacturing

    Posted 04-28-2023 10:57 AM
    Edited by Isabella Rosse 05-01-2023 05:19 PM

    Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW | Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | 2-3 pm ET

    Leveraging the Gap:  Improving Project Delivery Through Off-Site Manufacturing



    As the demand for skilled labor continues to rise and our existing workforce nears retirement, the need for innovation in our industry becomes increasingly crucial. To address this challenge, off-site manufacturing has emerged as a promising solution to increase productivity while minimizing labor requirements, creating a safer and higher-quality work environment, and ensuring timely project delivery to meet the demands of our clients. However, successful implementation of off-site manufacturing requires strategic planning and careful consideration of timing.  

    Hosted by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health an AIA Knowledge Community.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Identify the key factors to consider when utilizing off-site manufacturing and how these can improve staff and patient safety by minimizing disruptions on active campuses. 
    • Identify what types of items lend themselves to be manufactured off-site, what has been done before, and how high-quality patient safety can be achieved through repeatable manufacturing process and enhanced product quality, including items such as: restroom pods (healthcare, dormitories, hotels), medical headwalls and footwalls, exterior skin panels, packaged central plants and penthouses, MEP racks, and elevators.
    • Identify how decisions associated with off-site manufacturing influence the end-user and patient experiences and how the repeatable nature of modular construction yields identical components that create a consistent environment for caregivers, which in turn enhances patient safety and improves overall care quality. 
    • Identify constraints to off-site manufacturing, including factors such as shipping constraints, timing of decisions- constraint analysis, access and loading into the building, timing of loading the building, and delivery inside the building.


    Billie Graham, LEED AP

    Senior Project Manager | Myers & Chapman


    Gregg D. Ostrow, AIA

    Architect / Consultant



    Thomas Bahr
    Project Architect
    Saint Louis, MO