Engineering and Design Methods for Modular Projects Online Course (OT-203A)


Industrial Modularization has been proven on a global basis to reduce cost and provide cost and schedule certainty. Other benefits include reduced key material quantities, improved safety and quality and reduced labour risk. The objective of industrial modularization is to move site labour offsite to a controlled environment. This is achieved by locating the piping, electrical, instrumentation and controls on to modules (blocks) that are contained within an approved transportation size.

Course Overview

The objective of this training workshop is to review modular engineering and design requirements, methods, and differences to a traditional stick-built designs. The methods introduced in this workshop will complement and enhance the Construction Industry Institute (CII) best practice for industrial modularization. We will review the differences between traditional stick-built designs vs. modular designs and what engineering and design considerations are required for modular designs. This training workshop is intended to be interactive.

Participants of this workshop should leave with an understanding of the following:

  • What are the differences in execution between a traditional stick-built approach vs. a modular design approach?
  • What are some methods and considerations for modular designs?
  • What are the modular engineering and design requirements?
  • How to ensure a successful modular design?

Key Topics

  • Overall modular engineering and design considerations and differences compared to traditional stick-built designs
  • Modular engineering and design methods including
    • Space management
    • Vendor data management
    • Weight management
    • Material handling
    • Human factors engineering requirements
    • EWP requirements
  • Overview of each discipline’s general modular requirements

Knowledge Level

  • Attended the OT-200 Introduction to Industrial Modularization Course and the OT-201 Project Execution Requirements for Modular Projects Course or have a general understanding of Industrial Modularization and the execution differences

Course Delivery

  • Instructor led by one of our modularization subject matter experts with a combination of:
    • Instructor presentations
    • Exercises
    • Discussion
  • Online Classroom Delivery


  • 4 hrs


  • $495 CAD