Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Join CTBUH Canada: Modular Design and Construction

Image courtesy of SHoP Architects

Date: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

University of Toronto Faculty Club
41 Willcocks Street
Toronto, Ontario


Organizer: CTBUH Canada Chapter
Details: 461 Dean Street in Brooklyn, New York is the first of several residential buildings planned for the 8.9-hectare Pacific Park Brooklyn development. Completed in 2017, 461 Dean is the world’s tallest volumetric modular apartment building. The building frame is constructed of large modular units, linked together to form the complete building, without the need for additional superstructure.  

Following an overview of the recently published “Handbook for the Design of Modular Structures” – presented by Anthony Sertorio, Associate Director and Engineering Manager, Brookfield Scientific Solutions Group – Chris Sharples, Principal, SHoP Architects and David Farnsworth, Principal, Arup will present design, preassembly and erection details of 461 Dean.  

Concluding the presentations will be Laurie Robert, VP Sales and Marketing, NRB Inc., a prominent, Ontario-based modular design and construction contractor.  

A moderated panel discussion will then explore the question, "Are high-rise modular buildings practical?" All of the presenters will participate in the panel discussion, exploring the advantages and risks of modular design and construction.

RSVP: To register for this breakfast seminar, please click here.
Please note, space is limited to the first 120 registrants