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Introduction to Modular Execution and Design

Introduction to Modular Execution and Design (OT-100)


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 introduce participants to industrial modular execution and design approaches. The approaches introduced in this workshop apply the Construction Industry Institute (CII) best practice for industrial modularization. We will detail the differences between a traditional stick-built execution and design vs. a modular execution and design and what considerations are required for a modular execution and design. This training workshop is intended to be interactive.

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

  • What is industrial modular execution and design?
  • What are the different module types and transportation considerations?
  • When and why would a modular execution and design approach be considered?
  • Why collaboration is critical to the success of a modular executed project?
  • What are the differences in execution and design between a traditional stick-built approach vs. a modular execution and design approach?
  • What risks are involved with modular execution and design and what are the risk mitigation strategies?

Key Topics

Session 1

  1. Introduction to Industrial Modular Execution and Design
    • Definitions / Acronyms
    • Modularization History
    • Module Types and Categories
    • Transportation Variations
  2. Benefits and Project Drivers of Industrial Modular Execution and Design
  3. Decision to Modularize

Session 2

  1. Modular Execution Differences and Considerations
    • Project Management
    • Project Collaboration
    • Supply Chain
    • Fabrication
    • Construction
    • Pre-commissioning and Commissioning

Session 3

  1. Modular Engineering and Design Differences and Considerations
    • General
    • Process Engineering
    • Structural Engineering and Design
    • Mechanical Engineering and Design
    • Piping Engineering and Design
    • Electrical Engineering and Design
    • Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  2. Modular Execution and Design Risks and Mitigation Strategies

Course Delivery

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


  • 12 hrs (3 Days – 4 Hrs each day)


  • June 16-18, 2020 – 10am to 2pm MST


  • $525 CAD (all-in including all applicable taxes)