The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

Modular Manufacturing Operations

Modular Manufacturing Operations
This research aims to support manufacturers migrating toward modular and spatial solutions for building. In addition, ITAC support modular builders looking to diversify their operations. This is accomplished through front to back qualitative business and factory operational assessment, lessons learned and observational methods of research. Companies requesting operational consulting from ITAC will benefit from expertise in manufacturing, robotics, BIM modeling, architectural/structural design, and marketing. The following areas of consulting research are offered under this type of service:

  • Existing operational assessment
  • Technology transfer of best practices from industry and international contexts
  • R&D of new product optimized for company specific labor and infrastructure
  • Evaluation of ROI for new markets beyond existing offering
  • Code and jurisdictional support
  • Design support for modular building development


Project Investigator: Ryan E. Smith, Director ITAC
Researcher: Talbot Rice and Ben Hagenhofer-Daniell

Companies Served:

Advanced Modular Manufacturing
Sterling ATM
US Department of Veteran Affairs
Peter Rose Architects
Fidelity Investments