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Chicago Construction & Development

How Are Market Leaders Combating Construction Costs and Building Major Projects

Event Ended On: Thursday May 30 2019

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Event Host

Events Raw Space

Skender Modular Factory

Skender is revolutionizing how the industry builds with a radically advanced, seamless approach to modular building. Fully run by the skilled craftsmanship of union labor, Skender’s soon-to-launch modular factory produces steel, multi-story, urban buildings for multifamily, hospitality and healthcare projects. Entirely new building possibilities are about to take shape in Skender’s 105,000-SF Chicago factory on the southwest side, right off of I-55.

Everything you thought you knew about modular is going to change. Faster, greener, safer, stronger, more cost effective, and unmatched in quality, Skender reinvents modular construction as only it can. A groundbreaking application of an integrated design, manufacturing and construction model, the Skender modular process combines the most cutting-edge manufacturing practices with data-driven technology, proprietary processes and unbound creative vision. It completely customizes the building experience, giving clients the choice of conventional on-site work, a fully executed off-site modular build, or any level of hybrid combination.

This is the future of the craft, miles away from how it’s always been done. Skender is the first fully integrated modular solution in the Midwest. Come see why Skender was just named one of the “world’s most innovative companies” by Fast Company.

Speakers and Panels

Major Projects Changing the Region

Gary Pachucki

Gary Pachucki

Founder & President, IBT Group

Peter Ousley

Business Development Director, d'Escoto
Tina Bird
Moderator

Tina Bird

Partner, Freeborn & Peters LLP

Construction Finance

How to Handle Rising Construction Costs & Labor Shortages

Eli Ungar

Eli Ungar

Founder & Principal, Antheus Capital

Fireside Chat With Commissioner Judy Frydland

Judy Frydland

Judy Frydland

Commissioner, Chicago Department of Buildings, City of Chicago
Heather Morrison

Heather Morrison

Founder & President, MAPS

Venue

Skender Modular Factory
3348 S. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60623

(Located just north of I-55 on Pulaski Road)

Parking Information: Limited on-site parking available. Carpool, uber or lyft recommended.

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Agenda

Time Activity
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Coffee, Breakfast, & Networking!
9:00 AM
9:40 AM
Major Projects Changing The Region
9:40 AM
10:20 AM
Construction Finance
How to Handle Rising Construction Costs & Labor Shortages
10:20 AM
10:45 AM
Fireside Chat With Judy Frydland
10:45 AM
11:00 AM
Coffee & More Networking!

Summary

1. How will the increase in the cost of building materials impact construction around the city? 
 
2. How can environmental hazards, like protected species on the job site and major disasters, affect construction and development?
 
3. How will new technology and construction methods change the industry? 
 
4. What strategies can developers take on to keep construction costs down, such as modular construction or innovative technology??
 
5. How will rising interest impact lending for construction in the Chicago?
 
6. After 70 years, Chicago is finally getting new building code, how will that impact construction around the city?