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CCHRB 2021 Spring Seminar Modular High Rise

June 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

- $50


The Chicago Chapter of SFPE is a co-sponsor of the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings (CCHRB) Spring Seminar. The registration for the 2021 Spring Seminar is live now! Use the link below to sign up. More information on the event is provided in the attached pdf.


What: Modular Highrise: Planning, Fabrication and Construction

As technology gets implemented on every facet of the built environment. Modular construction is considered as a “game-changing” technology, when compared to traditional onsite construction, it offers faster construction, safer manufacturing, better quality control, and lower environmental impacts. Over the past few decades its benefits have been considered for the construction of High Rise Buildings, because of their inherent modularity and repeatability of the floor plates as they rise.

Current applications of modular construction for high-rise buildings are very limited due to the lack of strong structural systems and joining techniques to ensure structural integrity, overall stability, and robustness of an entirely modular building. In addition, the unavailability of design guidelines also inhibits the construction industry in implementing such technology.

In this year’s edition of the annual CCHRB Spring Seminar, will provide an overview of the drivers for implementation of these concepts into practice. It will showcase a few examples of modular high rise buildings, from the designer and builder point of view. The program will review the challenges and advantages of building offsite. Bringing examples of remote as well as local (to Chicago) and how the local jurisdictions having authority adapted and have evolved to fit the requirements of the local building construction code.

The case studies will discuss the following objectives and demonstrate how they helped shaped each project:

  1. Discover how silos and fragmentation negatively impact the construction industry and are addressed in Modular Construction
  2. Learn about the key value drivers affecting cost savings and other benefits inherent in modular construction
  3. Design strategies utilized to streamline the preconstruction process.
  4. Understand when and why Volumetric Modular Construction is superior to other types of modular or conventional construction when it comes to multi-story modular healthcare projects

Who Should Attend: Architects, engineers, designers, contractors, subcontractors, developers, building owners, property managers, building officials, fire officials, and those involved in the planning, design, construction, and operation of buildings of all types and heights, especially “high rise” buildings.


Date: Thursday, June 10, 2020 Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (US CDT)

Location/Format: Zoom Virtual Event

Cost: Registration $50.00 Members, non-members and students.


Sponsor: Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings: http://www.cchrb.org/index.html

Proceeds from this seminar go towards the funding of the annual CCHRB Scholarship Fund.


AIA Chicago: Chicago Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

APT: Architecture Practice Talks

BOMA Chicago: Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago

MBI: Modular Building Institute

CTBUH: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

SFPE – Chicago: Chicago Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers


Additional Information: Mr. Jose Estrada, Seminar Chair, joseestrada7@hotmail.com

Continuing Education: Four hours of AIA LU continuing education credits are available for members of AIA, when registering make sure you enter AIA number. A certificate for 4 hours of continuing education will be provided upon request for those needed when registering, please ensure to note a certificate is requested.


June 10, 2021
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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