The Alliance hosts road trips around the country to see how people are driving innovation within their business, product or processes firsthand.
Join us in Raleigh September 25-26 to visit with:
Learn about registration options, our meeting venue, hotel discounts, networking opportunities and travel.
DAY ONE | WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
We'll visit with Williams Robotics + Prescient to explore in-field and off-site applications of industrialized construction, including robotics, BIM and steel framed panelization.
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Williams Robotics Visit:
Demonstration + Discussion
See their robots in action and learn how they're improving productivity on the jobsite and in the factory.
2:15 - 4:30
Introduction, Factory Tour + Q&A
Learn more about Prescient's UL certified design and delivery process, their BIM powered design and engineering process, and their approach to steel framed construction.
4:30 - 5:00
Day One Debrief
As a group, we'll discuss what we've seen today and what it means to our industry.
DAY TWO | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
We'll visit with Garman Homes in the morning and join Southern Energy Management, UNC and Colby Swanson for an innovation roundup — learning about big data in home performance, tiny homes making a big difference, and how you can build your own small structure in a matter of days.
Garman Homes Visit:
Introduction + Q&A
Alaina Money will give an introduction of the company, highlighting their corporate culture and how they create a custom experience as a production homebuilder. Breakfast snacks will be provided.
Wendell Falls Tours:
Garman Homes + Fresh Paint by Garman
Rebecca McAdoo will give us a tour of some of their product, elaborating on who their customers are and how (and why) the two offerings differ from each other.
Southern Energy Management Introduction
Lunch + Learn with UNC:
Penny Lane Tiny Home Village
The Tiny Home team will provide an overview of a demonstration project focused on affordable housing for people with mental illness and other health conditions.
WILLIAM UMSTEAD PARK:
Big Data + How Homes Really Perform
Get an inside look at how Southern Energy Management validates the energy saved in zero energy home communities.
ASMBL Intro + Demonstration
Colby Swanson will introduce ASMBL, an IKEA-like modular housing product that enables novices to construct their own small structures in a matter of days.
Road Trip Concludes
Shuttle will head straight to the airport from the event in time to catch evening flights.
This event is open to current Alliance members and partners in good standing only, and registration in advance is required.
$500 per person for Alliance members
(nominal fee offsets coordination, food and transportation costs)
$0 per person for Alliance partners
(a "thank you" perk for supporting the Alliance program overall)
Not sure if your membership is current? Try hitting the registration button anyway. If you receive the ticket option "STOP NOW! You must join the Alliance before registering", it means...
If you have any trouble, contact Betsy Scott for assistance.
There isn't a formal room block for the Raleigh Road Trip. However, the Alliance team will be staying at the:
Hilton Garden Inn Durham/Univ. Medical Center
2102 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27705 USA
Fax Phone: 1-919-286-0788
*As of Sept. 19th, we've received word that the hotel is booked. Give them a call to see if there is an opening or stay nearby.
That is where the complimentary shuttle will depart each day. Should you choose to stay elsewhere, that's fine. You'll just need to get yourself to our hotel on time to catch a ride.