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Travis St. Louis and Michael Palmer are evangelists of sorts for modular construction and design.

Each took their backgrounds in architectural engineering and moved into the modular construction practice from different angles – St. Louis on more of the civil engineering side as an enclosure engineer and associate principal for Simpson, Gumpertz, and Heger based in Oakland, California; and Palmer more on the business side as head of strategy and real estate for the Volumetric Building Companies, headquartered in Philadelphia.

In episode 158 of ASCE Plot Points, St. Louis and Palmer discuss all things modular, and why it might be the future of construction.

Learn more about the 2024 AEI Forum: Imagine Modular, Apr. 8-10 in San Jose, California.

Listen to the episode above, and subscribe to the show wherever you listen to podcasts.