ULIs Construction Update: How technology is transforming construction, design and development

When: Wednesday, November 20 | 5 - 7 PM (optional pre-program tours start at 3:30 pm and 4 pm)

Where: Simple Homes factory, 5151 Bannock St. (Building H), Colorado Trade Center, Denver

Labor-intensive and wasteful of building materials, construction technology has barely changed in the U.S. since World War II. With rapidly rising costs threatening both pro formas and general affordability, developers, architects and builders are responding with innovations. Has the time finally come for computer-customized, factory-built homes and commercial buildings? Will manufactured cross-laminated timber (CLT) replace steel framing with greater efficiencies and more sustainable solutions? Come learn from the leaders and network in one of Denver's newest venues for factory-built homes.

Want to see the innovations first-hand?

Sign up for a 4pm tour of Conscience Bay's newly-renovated The Blacksmith Shop, home to Simple Homes' factory, or a 3:30pm tour of Platte Fifteen, Denver's first cross-laminated timber (CLT) project.

Continuing education credits for AIA, AICP, and Colorado Real Estate Commission will be provided. Registration includes optional tours, light appetizers, and drinks.


  • Michele Decker (moderator), Principal 4240 Architecture
  • Jeff Hopfenbeck, Founder, Simple Homes
  • Justin Schwaiger, Manager, Estimating Operations, Katerra
  • Steve Easton (invited), Senior VP, Crescent Development




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