Skip to main content

Pre-panelization and virtual design; the creative and practical implications of offsite fabrication.

Productivity in home framing has shown dismal to no growth for years, yet enclosure systems are one of the biggest areas to benefit from high-performance building techniques. Pre-panelization is gaining momentum and project designs are being further developed virtually, with building modeling software. Some say this is where potential problems can be identified and solved immediately, prior to fabrication and prior to being on-site. Others may disagree.

There are both creative and practical implications of offsite fabrication. We're excited to have industry experts, Geoff Sosebee, Steve Burrows, and Jonathan Orpin gathering for a lively discussion on pre-panelization and virtual design. Representing the manufacturer perspective (Jonathan Orpin/New Energy Works), the builder perspective (Steve Burrows, professional engineer and Founding Partner at Baumatix), and the architect/designer perspective (Geoff Sosebee/Lever Architecture), each will share knowledge, experiences, and what the future may hold for the building industry.

This event is credited by the AIA for 1LU (Learning Unit).

Timing :: 2-2:30 PM - Meet/Greet, check out the Design Studio :: 2:30-4 PM - Panel discussion with Geoff, Steve, and Jonathan :: 4-5 PM - Beer and cheer, enjoy one on us and chat with hosts and guests

This Festival Event has ended.


Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm


New Energy Works

We’ve been designing and building environmentally responsible timber frames across the USA for more than 30 years from Oregon and New York.