The inefficiency, waste and environmental damage of construction sites used to be grudgingly accepted. But today, modular construction has emerged as a way of controlling quality, enhancing safety, and reducing the environmental footprint of bringing tall buildings to life. Several approaches, using varying degrees of pre-assembly and a range of material and labor management techniques, have now gained acceptance and are increasingly being adopted worldwide. This workshop brings to light some of the best-practice examples, explores the aesthetic, code and labor obstacles that still remain, and examines the potential of new practices still being developed.

When: Saturday, 20 October 2018 8:00am-12:00pm
Venue: JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, Al Safa Meeting Room 1 and 2

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Workshop Program

Mills Workshop Chair: Shonn Mills
Global High Rise Director, Ramboll Group
8:00am Arrival & coffee Break
8:30am Welcome
8:40am

Presentations

Tim Gudmand-Høyer

Tim Gudmand-Høyer

Senior Chief Specialist, Ramboll Group
“Aarhus City Tower – A 100% Precast High-Rise”
De Ming (Derry) Yu

De Ming (Derry) Yu

Project Director, New World China Land Limited
“An Innovative Prefabricated Steel Structure System”
Richard Lee

Richard Lee

Senior Pre-Construction Engineer, Multiplex
“The Evolution of Modular Construction”
9:40am Coffee/Tea Break
10:00am

Presentations

Ian Whitby

Ian Whitby

Partner, Foster + Partners
“Hand-Crafted by Machine”
Robert Schmitz

Robert Schmitz

Partner, Lead Architect, White Arkitekter
“Modular Construction – Case Study: Skellefteå Culture Centre”
Benjamin Piper

Benjamin Piper

Principal, Design Partner, Killa Design
“The Office of the Future – a New Paradigm for Construction”
11:00am Q&A Session
11:30am Discussion on Next Steps
11:50am Closing Remarks
12:00pm Workshop End