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UDI Seminar: Modern Methods of Construction

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Name: UDI Seminar: Modern Methods of Construction
Date: November 27, 2018
Time: 7:15 AM - 9:15 AM PST
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Event Description:





The November breakfast will explore modern methods of construction with three local companies conducting business in Canada and beyond.

UDI is excited to host the event with guest moderator Dr. Sheryl Staub-French, UBC's Professor of Civil Engineering and the recipient of the 2018 D.C. Lambert Professional Service Award by Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
We are pleased to welcome Tim Coldwell of Chandos Construction, a leading expert on Lean / IPD (Integrated Project Delivery). Tim will discuss their design and collaborative approach where projects are delivered 5 to 15 % below market cost and 20 to 30% ahead of schedule. He will focus on how to unlock savings through lean and pre-fab and address the cultural and contractual requirements for success.

Matt Hallaran of Stack Modular will provide an overview of the modular housing industry. As a North American manufacturer of large scale, steel frame modular construction projects, Matt will share insights on how the supportive units can address housing supply shortages and what considerations are needed for building successful projects.

As construction practices change, Mod Panel is at the forefront of pre-fabricated building ideas and solutions. Learn from Keith Tilley about the benefits, risks, applications and costs associated with pre-fab systems for building design.

Featured panel:
  • Tim Coldwell, President, Chandos Construction
  • Matt Hallaran,Operations Manager, Stack Modular
  • Keith Tilley, Director of Business Development, Mod Panel
  • Dr. Sheryl Staub-French, Professor of Civil Engineering, UBC (moderator)


President, Chandos Construction 
Tim Coldwell is a husband, dad and indigenous entrepreneur focused on leading by serving, culture, and the monetization of ideas. He serves as President of Chandos, an employee owned general contractor that is leading change in the Canadian construction industry. Chandos is proud to be the first/largest B-Corp certified commercial general contractor in North America. Tim believes that business can generate economic value in a way that also produces value for society by addressing its challenges.
An avid community supporter, Tim sits on the board of the Citadel Theatre and the Edmonton Construction Association. He is an advisor to San Francisco's Center for Innovation in the Design & Construction Industry (CIDCI) and the past board chair of the Integrated Project Delivery Alliance (IPDA). Tim volunteers with the Boys/Girls Clubs Big Brothers/Sisters and is a past campaign co-chair with the United Way. He has been named a Top 40 Under 40 and is an alumnus of the Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference.

MATT HALLARAN - Operations Manager, Stack Modular
Matt Hallaran serves as Operations Manager for Stack Modular and overseas business development, marketing and project operations for the company. Originally from Vancouver, Matt has lived throughout Canada, US & Asia where he has worked extensively in the real estate and clean energy industries.  Before joining Stack, Matt served as an operations consultant for the solar and wind divisions of SunEdison in San Francisco where he focused on project efficiencies and cost reductions. Matt is now committed bringing modular into the mainstream by delivering successful projects with Stack.

KEITH TILLEY - Director of Business Development, Mod Panel 
Keith Tilley loves change and a good challenge. Whether it be a personal change, or an industry change he is interested in taking part. As a lifelong participant in the construction industry, from apprentice carpenter to business owner, Keith has developed a vast and deep understanding of the commercial construction market. Keith recently sold his stake in a leading demolition firm to work with the Mod Panel team to create smart pre-fabricated building solutions. Keith is currently responsible for the strategic and business outcomes of Mod Panel manufacturing, which specializes in providing off-site solutions and management of pre-fabricated building envelope and bathroom POD applications.

DR. SHERYL STAUB-FRENCH - Professor of Civil Engineering, UBC
Dr. Staub-French is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering.  She received her BS in Civil Engineering from Santa Clara University and her MS and PhD from Stanford University. She is Director of the BIM TOPiCS lab and has over 20 years of consulting and research experience studying the technological and organizational issues of Building Information Modeling (BIM) implementation. She is also the Advisor to the Dean of Applied Science on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and leads a targeted recruitment strategy for UBC Engineering that plans to increase the number of women enrolled in its programs to 50% by 2020.

Event Sponsors:

Plaza Ballroom (2nd floor)
Hyatt Regency

655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC
Date/Time Information:

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

7:15 AM    Registration and hot breakfast buffet
7:50 AM    Presentations and Q+A
9:15 AM    Conclusion

Member Price: $75.00
Non-member Price: $110.00

Corporate tables of 8 seats. 

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72 hours' notice required for cancellations.
Substitutions are allowed.

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