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WEBINAR – Prefabrication: Discoveries in Off-Site Construction Techniques

March 11, 2015 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




Join at 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, 12 pm Central, 1 pm Eastern

Off-site construction techniques, including both light-frame and solid wood solutions, are continually evolving—with prefabrication at the forefront of the trend. Popular in countries such as Sweden, Germany, Scotland and Canada, these techniques are also gaining interest in the U.S., where designers, contractors and owners in the traditional construction sector are seeking to understand the options available to them. In this presentation, different types of prefabrication will be discussed, along with key considerations—such as site, cost and schedule to determine which option, if any, is right for a project. Case study examples will be used to illustrate key principles of practice, benefits of prefabrication and current challenges.


Ryan E. Smith, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Utah

Ryan E. Smith is the Associate Dean of Research and Community Engaged and leads the architecture research center, ITAC, at the University of Utah. His work is concerned with off-site construction and wood design and construction process and product technologies. He is the Chair of the National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council and author of several publications, including Prefab Architecture (Wiley, 2010), Building Systems (Routledge, 2012 co-author Kiel Moe) and the forthcoming Off-Site: Constructing a Post-industrial Future (Routledge, 2015 co-author John Quale).

Click here to download a copy of the presentation.

Education Credits:

1 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits.  WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider.

Certificates will be emailed to participants.


If you are attending the webinar as a group, each person in your group requiring a certificate of attendance must sign the Group Sign-in form.

  • Download and print ONE sign-in sheet for your group.
  • Return the completed sign-in form by email within 72 hours to .
  • WoodWorks will send each attendee a certificate of completion within 2 weeks.

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®/iPad®/Android™ smartphone or tablet


11 March 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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WoodWorks offers a wide range of in-person and online training opportunities, from Wood Design Symposiums that include concurrent seminars and a trade show, to half-day workshops, lunchtime seminars and webinars.