B4 2021 Session 2: Offsite construction from the ground up

April 29, 2021

Technical Session

In session two’s technical session, Jon Golz of Enercept lays out what you need to know about offsite construction, including why the stigma around “factory-built” structures is a thing of the past. Thanks to advances such as Structural Insulated Panels (or “SIPs”), offsite construction can address many challenges modern builders face, such as ever-more-stringent codes, the increasing demand for high-performance buildings, and a competitive pricing landscape. This session covers ways in which panelized and modular practices fit in with current market conditions, showing builders how offsite construction can be fast, affordable, and—best of all—energy efficient.

Fireside Chat

Special guest Sam Rashkin, author of the new book Housing 2.0: Home is Where Life Happens, joins us to share his thoughts on this rapidly evolving industry.

During the chat, Sam and Jon lend their expertise as we discuss how builders can use offsite construction to achieve high-performance buildings while meeting energy efficiency goals. 

As a result of this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Define offsite construction
  2. Identify current construction challenges
  3. Identify options for offsite construction
  4. Explain SIPs' value in addressing builders' challenges

Continuing Education Credits

BPI: This course has been pre-approved for 0.75 BPI CEUs. 

NAHB: This webinar offers 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for the following NAHB professional designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR, and Master CGP.

NARI: This course is approved for 1.5 NARI CEUs. 

RESNET: The Better Buildings: Better Business Conference is a regional RESNET Conference and this course has been approved by RESNET for 1.5 professional development credits. 

WI-DSPS Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has approved this course for 1.5 CEUs for the following credentials: Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Certification and UDC-Construction Inspector Certification. Note that you may not retake the same course for credit more than once during the 1-, 2- or 4-year term of your specific credential.

This course will not be pre-approved for GBCI credits; however, if you believe the content is applicable to your credential, you can self-report credits.

Credits are only available for the technical session.

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About Our Speakers

Jon Golz

Jon Golz
Enercept

As a Regional Sales Manager and Instructor at Enercept, Jon Golz relies on decades of hands-on experience, first as a drywall contractor for 20 years and then a builder and general contractor for another 10 years. He combines those practical skills with his deep industry knowledge to communicate the benefits of SIPs and usher in the future of buildings.

Sam Rashkin

Sam Rashkin
Chief Architect, Building Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Sam is the author of a new book titled Housing 2.0: Home is Where Life Happens, which provides strategies and best practices for builders to optimize the housing user experience. High-performance is not nearly enough. Sam has brought lessons from his book to hundreds of housing executives across the country with workshops and collaborative meetings. Apart from this work, Sam is known for his accomplishments as national director of the ENERGY STAR Certified Home and Zero Energy Ready Home programs. This has led to over 2 million certified high-performance homes. Mr. Rashkin was recognized for his contributions to sustainable housing with the prestigious Hanley Award in 2012 and EEBA Legend Award in 2019. During his 20-plus years as a licensed architect, he specialized in energy efficient design and completed over 100 high-performance residential projects. He has served on national Steering Committees for USGBC's LEED for Homes, NAHB's Green Builder Guidelines, EPA's Water Sense label, and EPA's Indoor airPLUS label. Sam has also prepared hundreds of articles, technical papers, reports, and seminars; and contributed to other books on energy efficient and green construction.

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