Feb 27 - 29, 2024 | Las Vegas, NV
Feb 27 - 29, 2024

The True Cost of Onsite vs. Offsite: A Model for Making the Right Choice for Your Business

Wednesday, February 28 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM
LVCC - West 207

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    What It's About

    The potential benefits of offsite building have intrigued the industry since the introduction of the Sears Modern Home kit, yet the onsite vs. offsite debate is seemingly unsettled more than a century later and widespread adoption remains elusive. Why? Builders have lacked a comprehensive evaluation tool that measures the true cost of both methods, instead relying on a bid-price only comparison which leaves critical questions unanswered. This session offers a new model. Based on input from builders, suppliers, trades, architects and engineers, it examines more than 20 unique factors critical to onsite vs. offsite construction methods and will allow you to make the best, most cost-effective decision for your business once and for all.

    What You’ll Learn

    • Understand the essential factors to consider, including Bid Price vs. True Total Cost, when comparing onsite to offsite methods in home building.
    • Learn the difference between quantitative and qualitative measures and how to calculate them for both onsite and offsite methods.
    • Access the Excel tool to compare the 20+ elements of onsite vs. offsite construction.
    • Discover the total cost impacts of onsite vs. offsite methods of home design.


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    TrueNorth Development


    Registration Type
    Expo+Education Pass
    Building Techniques & Strategies
    Building Knowledge Session
    Level of Content
    Who Should Attend
    Multifamily Builders & Developers, Single Family Builders - General Contracting, Production, Spec/Tract, Systems Built Home Manufacturers & Builders

    AIA CES Credit
    NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s)
    AIA – 1.0 LU Hour(s)
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