Which Offsite Technique Provides the Best Economic Solution?

Originally published by the following source: SBC MagazineOctober 28, 2019
by Jess Lohse and Kirk Grundahl, with contributions by SBCA staff


SBCA is sponsoring and exhibiting at the Industrialized Wood-Based Construction Conference (IWBC) in Boston November 4th-6th at the Westin Boston Waterfront. SBCA will spotlight component manufacturers (CMs) in attendance along with the immense value CMs from across the country provide the construction industry through their component system solution offerings, which include roof trusses, floor trusses, wall panels, floor panels (i.e. floor cassettes), rough openings, stairs, etc.

The IWBC will highlight the future of construction. The event will bring the world’s top integrated, offsite, wood-based, automated construction innovators together with developers, architects, engineers, planners and others interested in game-changing approaches to construction. By bringing together leading-edge companies and thinkers from around the world, IWBC uniquely focuses on how to employ the processes and products that revolutionize how structures are built. These practical visionaries will reveal how to employ mass timber, structural building components, modular construction, BIM, artificial intelligence, robotics, and other advances to erect buildings that go up faster, perform better, and are comparatively cheaper than what’s commonly put up today. 

Inside SBCA’s booth, attendees will be able to learn about how SBCA members have been on the leading edge of industrialized framing for the past 65 years and how CM businesses have evolved by teaming up with our cutting-edge software suppliers to provide the most cost efficient structural framing solutions. Additionally, SBCA will highlight dynamic projects local to the Boston area to give attendees a sense of the possibilities that exist with industrialized component framing solutions. 

Engineer, architect, and developer attendees will learn about engineered component framing solutions while interacting directly with CMs and exploring ways to collaborate on projects leveraging automated manufacturing techniques, using innovative ideas to make structural framing easier, and interacting with various software platforms that utilize BIM techniques to systematize framing solutions. 

SBCA Executive Director, Kirk Grundahl will present “Leveraging the Component Industry to Provide Efficient Wood Based Structures” within IWBC’s Re-engineering the Supply Chain track that encourages attendees to adapt, integrate and collaborate. His presentation will reinforce SBCA’s booth focus, where SBCA members will showcase industrialized framing solutions, and their integrated approach to the future of framing, which provide all building types with the most economical and efficient structural framing options. 

To participate in the IWBC, register at https://www.iwbcc.com/register/ with Special Code SBC2019 and reach out to Jess Lohse (jlohse@sbcindustry.com) or Jill Zimmerman (jzimmerman@qualtim.com) to include your company in promotions within the SBCA booth. 

For additional information on SBCA’s collaboration with IWBC and promotion of industrialized framing solutions, please see the following articles:


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