Thursday / June 10, 2021 / 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Modular Highrise: Planning, Fabrication and Construction


As technology gets implemented in every facet of the built environment, modular construction is a “game-changing” technology when compared to traditional on-site construction, offering faster construction, safer manufacturing, better quality control, and lower environmental impacts. Over the past few decades, its benefits have been considered for the construction of high-rise buildings, because of their inherent modularity and repeatable floor plates. Current applications of modular construction for high-rise buildings are very limited due to the lack of strong structural systems and joining techniques to ensure structural integrity, overall stability, and robustness of an entirely modular building. In addition, the unavailability of design guidelines also inhibits the construction industry in implementing such technology.

In this year's edition of the annual Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings (CCHRB) Spring Seminar, we will provide an overview of the drivers for implementation of these concepts and showcase a few examples of modular high-rise buildings, from the designer and builder point of view. The program will review the challenges and advantages of building off site and how local jurisdictionsadapted have evolved to fit the requirements of the local building code.

The case studies will discuss the following objectives and demonstrate how they helped shaped each project: 1. Discover how silos and fragmentation negatively impact the construction industry and are addressed in Modular Construction; 2. Learn about the key value drivers affecting cost savings and other benefits inherent in modular construction; 3. Design strategies utilized to streamline the preconstruction process; 4. Understand when and why Volumetric Modular Construction is superior to other types of modular or conventional construction when it comes to multi-story modular healthcare projects

Who should attend: architects, engineers, designers, contractors, subcontractors, developers, building owners, property managers, building officials, fire officials, and those involved in the planning, design, construction, and operation of buildings of all types and heights, especially high-rise buildings.

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Sponsored By

Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings

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Co-Sponsors: AIA Chicago, CTBUH, BOMA Chicago, Architectural Practice Talks

Learning Units

4 LU

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