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1 Hour LIVE WEBINAR Session | AIBC 1 Core LU | AIA 1 LU | BC Housing 1 CPD, Informal


How can an integrated approach to architecture and digital fabrication capitalize on convergent technologies to position Advanced Timber Manufacturing at the forefront of the construction industry?

Fraught with labor inefficiency, material waste, and environmental impacts, the AEC industry is on the cusp of a transformational shift which will forever alter the way buildings are constructed. Uniquely positioned to challenge the status quo of traditional construction processes in North America, this BC manufacturer is enabling digital fabrication to become an extension of the architectural design process. Through early engagement in design assist – a value-added approach to architecture where construction strategies, material properties, and fabrication principals are foregrounded as criteria during design – the relationship between the architect and the manufacturer is transformed to bridge the gap between design and construction. This seminar examines how off-site digital fabrication processes, linked with strategic industry alliances, can facilitate global project efficiencies, enhanced quality, and masterful project execution.

This session will be presented by industry professionals from Spearhead.



  • Understand how an integrated design process and a component-based manufacturing strategy can enable informed design decisions and efficient project execution.
  • Recognize the benefits of an integrated project delivery approach compared to conventional project delivery practices.
  • Establish how strategic industry connections can facilitate the integration of traditionally isolated scopes of work.
  • Discover the architectural opportunities associated with the emergence of free-form fabrication capabilities in North America.