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Digital Revolution in Construction: Amy Marks, the Queen of Prefab, Shines at Advancing Prefab Event


We meet at the Advancing Prefabrication event in Denver, CO amid a bustling array of vendors, speakers, and exhibits. Among them stands the esteemed Queen of Prefab, Amy Marks. Audree Grubesic, founder of Offsite Dirt, established a connection with Amy several years prior at this very event, and now finds herself privileged to engage in a discussion about the digital revolution encompassing Symetri, AutoDesk, and other cutting-edge construction technologies reshaping the industry.





Over the course of four dynamic days, the event proved to be nothing short of "prefabulous." With a lineup boasting 140+ educational speakers across 8 tracks, the 1200+ attendees were immersed in a wealth of knowledge, trends, and updates within the realm of prefabrication.




Notably, this edition marked the inception of an awards ceremony celebrating industry success stories, a milestone signaling the traction gained by pioneers in the field. Our team at Offsite Dirt was proud to be in two categories IC Champion and IC Rising Star. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the nominees, with special recognition for the winners. It is truly an honor to be affiliated with such remarkable individuals and businesses. These companies are making significant contributions to the construction industry, and the prevalence of prefab solutions continues to rise across various applications.



Project of the Year:

WINNER: Cipher Mining Odessa Data Center

Nominees: OPRMC Med Surg Bed Expansion by JE Dunn, URBY Dallas by Baker Triangle, M2X Flare Gas to Methanol Skid by M Davis, HPC Deployment by Compass Data Centers


Innovator of the Year:

WINNER: U.S. Engineering

Nominees: Quality Fabrication and Supply, Locke Solutions, LLC, Zurn Elkay Water Solutions, BZI


D&I Champion:

WINNER: Encore Electric


IC Champion:

WINNER: Dave Cooper of Dave Cooper LIVE

Nominees: Brady Myers of JE Dunn, Audree Grubesic of Offsite Dirt Media, Sam Hamilton of Encore Electric, Ray Boff of DPR Construction, Garry Vermaas of BASE4, Brian Dilley of Lake Erie Electric Co., Scott Nobis of Helm Mechanical, Neil Wypior of NEOM, Tony Grayson of Compass Data Centers, Naslha Espinal of BASE4, Kyle Sponseller of AlliedBIM


C Rising Star:

WINNER: Gayatri Umashankar of Digital Building Components

Nominees: András Cserkuthy of GLT Delta, Edward LaRiviere of Symetri, Justin Robbins of DPR Construction, Audree Grubesic of Offsite Dirt, Joe Kenison of WPH Fabrication, Travis Kortemeier of Helm Mechanical


Honorary Award for 'Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Productization':

WINNER: Locke Solutions


We eagerly anticipate the year 2025 and the unfolding growth within our industry, observing the impact of numerous new projects set to be constructed throughout the year.



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