Main Conference Day 1

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8:30 AM Welcoming Remarks from the Chair

Norman Leach , Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce

Norman Leach
Executive Director
American Chamber of Commerce

8:40 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: Planning the Construction Process – Discuss Collaborative Project Delivery from the Owner’s Perspective

Norman Leach , Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce

Martin Clutterbuck , Manager of Module Fabrication, Devon Canada

  • Run through the step by step process of planning a modular project – focus on the cost benefits and expenditures, acquiring building materials, identifying skilled workers, current road regulations, quality control and safety of modular design
  • Expanding on the bidding process – How to identify the right kind of designers and contractors
  • Set expectations with contractors and address deliverables from the start of the project
  • Address transportation, logistics and supply chain challenges
  • Present case studies of current or past modular construction projects – What are the requirements and expectations from the owner’s side?
Norman Leach
Executive Director
American Chamber of Commerce

Martin Clutterbuck
Manager of Module Fabrication
Devon Canada

9:15 AM Supporting the Growth of Modular Construction

GREGORY GOWANS , Director, Logistics & Expediting, CH2M HILL

  • Remove ‘fear’ from your approach to Modular construction to bring it to an elevated level of planning
  • Shift perspective- provide the support needed to engineers and other teams involved in the process
  • Exploring the many pitfalls of Transportability: what has been missed and what needs to be embraced and supported to succeed
  • Promoting successful management of remote project sites
GREGORY GOWANS
Director, Logistics & Expediting
CH2M HILL

10:15 AM Design Process: Integration of the Design of the Modules with an Emphasis on Construction and Fabrication of Modules

Fred Haney , Executive Director – Design Engineering, Fluor Corporation

  • Keying in on the intricacies of the designing process – Collaborating with team to better create sustainable modules
  • Detailing on the construction and fabrication process of the modules at the factory
  • Discussing the designing process at the initial stage of the project and utilizing new technologies during this phase
Fred Haney
Executive Director – Design Engineering
Fluor Corporation

11:45 AM Safety in Modular Designs: Ensuring Modules are Safe, Maintainable, and Operable

Paul Murray , Director of Construction, SNC Lavlin

  • Discussing key aspects of safety in the design of modules: How do you design and operate the modules safely
  • Transporting and installing the modules safely
  • Cost and installation savings: How do you incorporate safety into the overall project (Design, logistics and transportation, installation and operation) ?
  • Cost Benefits: Does safer mean more expensive?
Paul Murray
Director of Construction
SNC Lavlin

1:30 PM Green Modular Construction: Increasing Sustainability and Energy Efficiency in the Construction Process

Gangbing Song , Professor and Director, University of Houston

  • Addressing current initiatives to implement green modular construction strategies during the project life cycle
  • Discussing reuse of recycled materials for insulation and structural elements
  • Identifying how increasing sustainability and energy efficiency helps reduce cost and increase efficiency of the modular construction process

To take full advantage of Gangbing Song’s knowledge and experience, register for the workshop he will be leading:
Investigating the Impact of Green Modular Construction: Looking into the Present and Predicting the Future

Gangbing Song
Professor and Director
University of Houston

  • Address latest regulations to transport heavy modules to the project site
  • Analyze how to lessen transportation problems with a strategic plan – discuss pros and cons of onshore vs. offshore modular facilities
  • Understand the restrictions and guidelines on transporting only certain weights and sizes
  • Case Studies – Installation of super modules on the project site
Simon Williams
Module Construction Manager
Worley Parsons

3:45 PM Supply Chain Management and Logistics – Discussion of Supplying and Procuring Building Materials

Bill Somerville , Manager, Enterprise Supply Chain Solutions, Nexen Inc.

  • Analyze the supply chain and procurement process of modules built offshore that need to get transported to the remote locations
  • Implement proper logistical arrangements in order to meet the demand of the project deadlines
  • Address the process of procuring building materials and fabricating offshore (Beijing, Korea) and transporting them through the U.S and to the Canadian market
Bill Somerville
Manager, Enterprise Supply Chain Solutions
Nexen Inc.

4:30 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Offshore vs. Onshore Facilities – Identify, Explore and Discuss Industry Challenges and Case Studies

Norman Leach , Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce

Fred Haney , Executive Director – Design Engineering, Fluor Corporation

GREGORY GOWANS , Director, Logistics & Expediting, CH2M HILL

  • Exploring leanings from offshore facilities applied to onshore facilities to reduce the environmental impact
  • Understand the different logistical challenges between offshore and onshore facilities
  • Cost benefit and schedule concerns: how do you efficiently execute the project starting from designing to fabricating to building the facility
  • Weight and size restrictions - What are the different regulations for transporting the modules
Norman Leach
Executive Director
American Chamber of Commerce

Fred Haney
Executive Director – Design Engineering
Fluor Corporation

GREGORY GOWANS
Director, Logistics & Expediting
CH2M HILL

5:15 PM End of Day One

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