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Building A Modular Future

The FRAMECAD system accelerates the delivery of large-scale cold-formed steel (CFS) construction projects through its innovative automated steel framing process. It's a comprehensive solution for designing your next project with offsite construction efficiency in mind. Audree Grubesic, the founder of Offsite Dirt, received an invitation to participate in a panel discussion alongside Robert J. Mazie from Z-Modular, who utilizes the Framecad solution for their modular construction builds. Also joining the panel are Andreas Kilander and Curtis Edgecombe from Framecad.

There were many areas covered in this discussion from the distinctions between prefab & modular and the definitions and differences. Along with structural examples and benefits of both types of construction solutions. As many are aware, modular construction is a form of construction that is built in a manufacturing facility and then delivered to a project site for assembly. Prefabrication is the practice of assembling components of a structure in a factory or other manufacturing site, and transporting complete assemblies or sub-assemblies to the construction site where the structure is to be located. Some researchers refer it to "various materials joined together to form a component of the final installation procedure". Wikipedia

Additional conversations arose around Modular – volumetric vs panelized by defining the characteristics and Illustrate instances and advantages. Then the speakers moved into the challenges of modular construction moving from wood to steel.


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