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Alliance Road Trip: Orlando
Beat the winter blahs and join us for some fun (and innovation) in the sun in Orlando. We’ve got two stops planned on our Road Trip: visits with Tavistock Development, one of the country’s most innovative real estate development firms, and Raney Construction, a leading regional off-site construction solution provider.
This event is open to current Alliance members and partners only, and registration in advance is required.Keep reading below to learn more about Tavistock and Raney, get the itinerary for our trip, and access registration details.
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From state-of-the-art homes to the innovation centers of tomorrow, Tavistock Development Company looks to the future of design, technology and human experience. As a diversified real estate firm, they specialize in planning, design, finance, construction, development and experiences. They have shaped the Central Florida landscape with a portfolio of groundbreaking projects, including Lake Nona.
Lake Nona is one of the best-selling master designed communities in America and an epicenter of innovation. Lake Nona is Florida’s first gigabit community and the nation’s first Iconic Cisco Smart+Connected City. It also features a livable space and living laboratory known as WHIT (which stands for Wellness + Home + Innovation + Technology). A project of Lake Nona Institute and partners including GE Appliances, UCF Health and more, WHIT incorporates an integrated set of health and wellness solutions and offers interactive tours focusing on the Built Environment, Sleep and Stress, Nutrition and Performance, Pediatric Care, and Aging in Place.
ABOUT RANEY CONSTRUCTION | FACTORY TOUR + FIELD VISIT
Buddy Raney joined the construction industry in his teens as a framer. After working construction jobs throughout the southeast and becoming a superintendent, Buddy founded Raney Construction in 1997 with two men and a pickup truck.
During the 2008 financial crisis, Buddy reinvented the business by moving to a new warehouse and focusing on vertical integration through building componentization. He created a distribution line for sheeting and framing components through the use of automated saws and assembly line equipment that have minimized human error and manual construction time on the construction site, while still providing framing components of the utmost quality.
Learn more about Raney’s approach to off-site construction with a two part visit. See how they do what they do in the factory and the field and help drive Production + Productivity for some of the country’s biggest builders.
7:00 pm – Pre-event networking dinner for early arrivers, hosted by the Alliance team. Transportation to and from the restaurant will be provided.
Wednesday, February 13th
7:40 am – Meet at the hotel and depart for Tavistock Development. Transportation provided.
8:00 am – Introduction to Tavistock Development with Q+A. Breakfast provided.
9:00 am – Tour of Lake Nona, one of the nation's most innovative and best-selling master planned communities, focusing on smart and healthy home aspects of the community
10:00 am – Visit to a Raney Construction jobsite within Lake Nona, including a high level overview of their off-site offering and how they ensure quality installation in the field
11:00 am – Travel to Raney's panelization plant 45-minutes from Lake Nona. Transportation and boxed lunch provided.
noon – 2-hour guided plant tour with Q+A
2:00 pm – Road trip activities conclude. Transportation will be provided back to Lake Nona.
Those taking evening flights will be able to make it to the airport by no later than 4:00 pm.
Road trips are open to current members and partners of the Alliance only.
For the Orlando trip, member registration is $300 per person, a nominal fee to offset the cost of tour coordination, on-site transportation and all meals mentioned in the itinerary above. Registration is free for partners in recognition of their support for the overall Alliance program. Thanks partners!
Discounted hotel rooms are also available, and details will be sent to those who are interested upon registration. The Alliance hotel will be the meet up and drop off location for all activities on the road trip.
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