ULI New York hosted its “Construction Technologies & Methodologies: Implications in Economics & Labor,” event on February 13, 2013. The program provided an overview of modular building methods and other technologies that are transforming the construction industry in New York City, offering lower costs, more predictable results and shorter project durations.
Richard T. Anderson, President of the New York Building Congress, moderated a panel of experts including MaryAnne Gilmartin, Executive Vice President of Commercial & Residential Development at Forest City Ratner Companies; Joseph Ienuso, Executive Vice President of University Facilities at Columbia University; and Thomas J. Webb, P.E., Senior Vice President and General Manager, Metro New York Region at Skanska.
Speakers focused on modular building techniques and other technologies and methodologies that are transforming the construction industry in New York City. Highlights from the event included an in-depth discussion of Forest City Ratner’s modular B2 development by MaryAnne GIlmartin and Thomas J. Webb, who covered the construction management perspective, as well as construction methods, theories and practical applications that contributed to the project.