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Weekday Online Webinar: Designing for Modular Construction

April 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Free 1.0 AIA LU

Please join us as Zen Hoda, PE, SE, Associate Principal at Englekirk Structural Engineers takes you through the evolution of our response to the ever-increasing necessity to provide affordable housing options. Englekirk recognized the need for cost-efficient solutions through alternate approaches by collaborating with modular fabricators to improve on the quality and schedule of construction – resulting in the design of lateral systems compliant to the California Building Code and particularly high seismic zones. Modular building technology for hospitality, student, residential and affordable housing can effectively reduce construction time and is considered safer, quieter, and cleaner than traditional methods of construction. Designers and Architects get flexibility in design utilizing steel modular systems that ultimately result in a reduction of defects and allow future owners low-cost maintenance. Modules are completed inside and out in the factory arriving on site fully outfitted allowing for a high level of quality and repetition while reducing on-site labor.

Learning objectives:

  • Attendees will go on a CIMC Modular factory tour
  • Attendees will be provided an inside look at the construction of a Module
  • Attendees will learn about the pros & cons for the Owner, Architect and General Contractor
  • Attendees will learn about the Building Department process


Zen Hoda, PE, SE, Associate Principal at Englekirk Structural Engineers

NOTE: An attendance verification link will be provided at the end of the program. AIA members and those wanting a Certificate of Completion will need to fill out this form at the conclusion of the presentation. There will also be an opportunity to provide feedback on the presentation.