Optimizing Design and Construction with Off-Site Components and 3D Modeling

There are numerous challenges facing the construction industry today, but the building process can be optimized with a collaborative design process leveraging advanced components like floors, roofs, and wall systems. An off site construction approach empowers designers to embed off site methods and solutions into the design phase. Harnessing the power of 3D design and building information modeling (BIM) can also help to overcome industry challenges by providing a streamlined, more efficient process.

This course will explore how adopting the design-make-build process, advanced components, and 3D technology creates a common ground that guides each design decision and optimizes construction.


Exploring How Open Web Floor Trusses Optimize Construction

Floor trusses are the ideal structural system for single family, multi-family, and other commercial builds due to their inherent design flexibilities, optimized construction advantages, and exceptional strength. Each floor truss is designed and engineered for the unique and specific project. Open-web floor trusses create downstream value through faster and safer on-site installation, efficient MEP installations, and additional opportunities for reduced material costs.

This course will demonstrate project benefits when utilizing open web floor trusses and discuss how they can improve your next project.


Fully Integrated Collaboration in the Construction Process

The future of construction combines Design-Make-Build processes with the greater adoption of advanced components and high-performance structural solutions. This includes enabling and encouraging crucial collaboration across the value chain, which results in better buildings that benefit everyone. That vision for the future is attainable today.

This course will explore the significant benefits of fully integrated collaboration in the construction process. From collaboration at the inception and Design Phases to the accelerations provided by the Make Phase, and the many payoffs subsequently found at the Build Phase, we will demonstrate how Design-Make-Build is a better way.


Advances in Multi-Family Building with Offsite Components and Construction

The proliferation of mid-rise, multi-family buildings in urban and suburban areas has prompted the need for greater scrutiny in how these buildings can resist lateral forces, particularly as they become taller and more complex in shape. This course will explore traditional construction solutions for multi-family projects, including mass timber framing and wood shear walls, and how alternative steel lateral systems can expand design capabilities and optimize projects by using off-site construction components.


Project One and MiTek CFS Moment Frames: Collaborating to Frame a Four-Story Structure in 23 Days

Watch how the use of MiTek Hardy Frame Cold Formed Steel (CFS) Moment and Picture Frames solutions led to a 4-story multifamily structure being framed in 23 working days. Two months were shaved off the project schedule, which also resulted in financial savings.

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Efficiency, Speed and Quality Are Dramatically Improved via Off-Site Approaches and Collaboration

After breaking ground on a traditional multi-use project in Oakland, CA last fall, construction was nearly scrapped. It would have been devastating for a market in desperate need of housing. Instead, they pivoted to a design-build approach that opened the door for MiTek to step in. The use of MiTek Hardy Frame Cold Formed Steel (CFS) Moment and Picture Frames solutions shaved two months off the project schedule, and led to financial savings.

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Why Posi-Struts are Right for Your Next Build

Strength. Simplicity. Efficiency. Are you a residential builder or multifamily developer looking for more room for HVAC, plumbing and electrical in your shallow floor systems? Take a look at our Posi-Strut solutions and why they are right for your next project.

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On-Demand Architectural and Engineering Support: The Times Require Leaner, More Agile Workflow Solutions

Among the lessons that residential architectural and structural engineering firms have learned from the global health crisis is the need for agile design and engineering processes. In good times, that means extra capability to quickly scale as projects require. In tough times, preserving core functions when workloads are lighter.

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Surprising Homebuilder Advantage: MiTek has Emerged as the Go-To Partner for Builders Seeking Breakthrough Results

To better understand the challenges and opportunities now before the residential construction industry, consider 3416 Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, CA. Construction on this 17,000 sq ft, 4-story, multifamily structure was nearly scrapped. How the GC and engineering firm made it work is a lesson for any single-family or multifamily builder looking for a decisive design, efficiency, and safety edge. Read how they cut costs by a third and shaved two months off the delivery schedule.

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