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Imagine Modular | Advancing Integrative Design

Join industry experts as they examine the evolution of modular design, manufacturing and construction and discuss how modular technology is disrupting the status quo of current practices, allowing the A|E|C industry to create ever more daring, functional and sustainable buildings. Photo courtesy of Volumetric Building Companies.

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In partnership with Volumetric Building Companies and The Pennsylvania State University, AEI is pleased to announce the 2024 Forum: Imagine Modular | Advancing Integrative Design scheduled for April 8–10, 2024 in San Jose, California.

The first documented modular or prefabricated home was created by London-based architect John Manning in 1837. For over a century, technological innovation has been driving the advancement of the modular design, manufacturing, and construction of prefabricated buildings. As the A|E|C industry continues to reevaluate our current practice for designing, constructing, and operating buildings to reduce life-cycle carbon, modular building is leading the way. Modular techniques can lower a project's overall environmental impact through emissions and waste reductions, material savings, and increased energy efficiency. MEP modular installations play a significant role and contribute to shortened lead times, improved on-site safety, and reduced project time and costs. It is predicted that by 2050 buildings will be largely modular, leading to faster production with less waste, and providing solutions to a changing real estate market. In partnership with Volumetric Building Companies, AEI is Accelerating Modular. Come join us!

The Forum will feature presentations from industry experts that tie into the theme of Modular Design and Construction and technical presentations from the AEI Professional Project Awards program. There will also be  AEI International Student Competition and team finalists presentations. The event concluding with the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. Continuing education credits will be offered as PDH credits.

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