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Offsite Insights with Tom Hardiman, offsite construction video interview series

Offsite Insights: Interviews with the Leaders of Offsite Construction

Whether you're new to offsite construction or are just getting started, there's always more to learn.

Hosted by Tom Hardiman, executive director of the Offsite Construction Network, the Offsite InsightsTM video interview series delves into the ever-changing world of offsite construction. From innovative new products to evolving best practices in offsite manufacturing and design, Offsite Insights will help you learn more about all aspects of the offsite construction industry.

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Latest Interview:

The Importance of Affordable Housing and Giving Back to the Industry

with Amin Irving, Founder, CEO and President, Ginosko Development Company

Amin Irving joins Tom Hardiman to discuss opening his own factory as an owner/developer, the importance of giving back to the offsite industry, and the value of affordable housing for all.

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How Brave Control Solutions is Using Automotive Industry Practices in Offsite Construction

with Cooper Lane, Vice President, Brave Control Solutions

Cooper Lane joins Tom Hardiman to discuss how his experience in automotive manufacturing has prepared him for the offsite construction industry. In particular, Cooper discusses how Brave is using flexible automation technology to modernize factories.

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How House of Design is Evolving Offsite Construction

with Shane Dittrich, Co-Founder, House of Design Robotic Solutions

Shane Dittrich joins Tom Hardiman to discuss how factory automation can change the offsite construction industry. Shane also discusses his involvement in Autovol and how House of Design worked collaboratively with different companies to create what Autovol is today.

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Inside Autovol's Automated Modular Building Factory

with Rick Murdock, CEO and Co-Founder, Autovol

Rick Murdock joins Tom Hardiman to discuss how Autovol's automated factory is different than other modular building factories. Rick also discusses how as a people person, his staff is his focus when it comes to his company.

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Exploring Transitional Housing from a Modular Design Perspective

with Stuart Emmons, Principal, Emmons Design

Stuart Emmons joins Tom Hardiman to discuss his latest project that is a universal studio unit. The goal is to find ways to build a unit really fast while still having the same great quality and design. He also discusses his advocacy for the homeless population.

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The State of Prefabrication in Canada

with Craig Mitchell, Principal, BlackBox Offsite Solutions

Craig Mitchell joins Tom Hardiman to discuss his recent whitepaper, The State of Prefabrication in Canada, which drills down into each sector of offsite and prefabricated construction in Canada and abroad. He also discusses his current and recent offsite and modular projects in North America as well as the recent rise of affordable module housing projects in Canada.

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The Importance of Design Teams in the Offsite Development Process

with Shawn Lothrop, CEO, Innovative Structural Engineering

Shawn Lothrop, CEO of California-based Innovative Structural Engineering, talks with Tom Hardiman about the growth of the modular and offsite construction industries and the critical role an experienced design team plays during the development of an offsite construction project.

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Container-Based Commercial Buildings and the Advantages of Relocatability

with Martha Trela, CEO, UrbanBloc

Martha Trela, CEO of California-based UrbanBloc, discusses the advantages of relocatable buildings created from modified shipping containers and the opportunities that such structures offer. In addition, Martha talks about how container-based buildings meet—and often exceed—state-level building code requirements.

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Creating Resilient and Affordable Housing Communities Using Modular Construction

with Wanona Satcher, founder of Mākhers Studio

Wanona Satcher, CEO and founder of Altanta-based Mākhers Studio, talks with Tom Hardiman about the challenges of providing safe, affordable modular housing within the confines of existing government frameworks and the new and creative solutions her team is working on.

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The Advantages of—and Advances in—Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)

with Jack Armstrong, Executive Director, Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA)

Jack Armstrong, executive director of the Structural Insulated Panel Association, joins Tom Hardiman to talk about the state of the SIP industry and the advantages of SIP panels in residential and commercial construction.

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The Future of Mass Timber in the Offsite Construction Industry

with Sandra Lupien, Director of the Mass Timber Program at Michigan State University

Sandra Lupien, Director of the Mass Timber Program at Michigan State University, talks about the the growing use of mass timber, its benefits, and the potential it brings to offsite construction projects.

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Old Problem, New Solutions: How Kit Switch is Switching Up Affordable Housing

with Armelle Coutant and Candice Delamarre of Kit Switch

Armelle Coutant and Candice Delamarre, CEO and COO, respectively, of Southern California-based start-up Kit Switch, join Tom Hardiman to discuss their fresh take on the affordable housing crisis.

Armelle and Candice also talk about the importance of inclusion and diversity within the construction industry.

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What’s New with the ICC: A Conversation with Cindy Davis

with Cindy Davis, President of the International Code Council Board of Directors

Cindy Davis, recently elected to the International Code Council Board of Directors, speaks with Tom Hardiman about her efforts at the ICC and what's coming next for the offsite construction industry.

Cindy is currently the deputy director in the Division of Building & Fire Regulations for the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. She also serves on the board of the National Institute of Building Sciences in Washington, D.C.

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How One New York City Developer Cash Flows Projects Using Modular Construction

with Aundre Oldacre, Managing Partner, AoRa Development

Aundre Oldacre, managing partner at Brooklyn-based real estate acquisition & development firm AoRa Development, joins Tom Hardiman to discuss opportunities for modular construction and how developers can use modular to grow their business.

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The Growth of Tiny Homes and the Future of Alternative Housing

with Nick Mosley, CEO of California Tiny House Inc.

Nick Mosley, CEO of California Tiny House Inc. and vice president of the American Tiny House Association, joins Tom Hardiman to talk about the state of the "tiny house" industry, its potential, and what he's doing to help overcome challenges to the industry.

Nick has been on the forefront of tiny house legalization and legislation and has been a part of some of the most groundbreaking tiny house bills to date.

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Key Legal Considerations When Using Offsite Construction

with Ron Ciotti, partner, Hinckley Allen

Noted offsite industry attorney Ron Ciotti, partner at Hinckley Allen, joins Tom Hardiman to talk about important—but not always considered—legal aspects of offsite construction projects.

Ron’s practice is focused on all aspects of the construction industry. He has substantial experience representing general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, prefabricators, modular builders, suppliers, and owners/developers in a wide variety of construction-related matters.

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