SBCA European Offsite Tour 2024

Join us for this inaugural trip!

Thursday, April 11, 2024
12:00 AM (GMT Daylight Time)
to Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 1:00 AM (GMT Daylight Time)
* Registration open until 2/13/24 at 12:00 AM (GMT)
* Registration open until 2/13/24 at 12:00 AM (GMT)

One of the three pillars of SBCA’s multi-year strategic plan is to foster innovation in the component manufacturing industry. To further that goal, SBCA is pleased to announce it will host an eight-day tour of industry-specific innovation in Europe.  

From April 11 through April 18, component manufacturer members are encouraged to join SBCA on tours of jobsites in the United Kingdom to understand how Europeans are utilizing offsite manufactured floor systems; visit homebuilders in Germany to understand how they incorporate offsite framing solutions, including closed wall panels; and visit a robotic truss facility in Denmark to see how European component manufacturers are approaching advanced automation. 

**Associate members will be subject to host facility approval prior to entry.**

Tentative Travel Itinerary

  • April 11/12: Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
    • Host/Contact: MiTek UK
    • Focus: Offsite Construction/Floor Cassettes/Posi Strut Floor Trusses
      • Visit MiTek UK
      • Visit jobsite(s)
      • Understand how Europeans are utilizing enhanced floor solutions
  • April 13/14: Off/Travel to Germany
  • April 15/16: Munich, Germany 
    • Host/Contact: Hans Hundegger, AG
    • Focus: Offsite Construction/Material Handling/Closed Wall Panels
      • Understand Hundegger’s sawing and material handling solutions
      • Visit German homebuilders utilizing offsite framing/construction techniques
      • Understand how Europeans utilize closed wall panels (inclusive of insulation, electrical, etc.)
  • April 17: Travel to Denmark
  • April 18: Billund, Denmark
    • Host/Contact: Trussmatic, Oy
    • Focus: Roof Truss Robotics
      • Visit working Trussmatic robotic facility
      • Understand European truss applications, design, manufacturing

SBCA Responsibilities: 

  • Identify preferred hotel in each city
  • Provide transportation from preferred hotel to tour location each day 
    • Stratford-upon-Avon – Build Site/ Munich – Hawangen/ Billund – Hampen
  • Provide breakfast and/or lunch on tour days 

Attendee Responsibilities: 

  • Airline transportation to/from Europe
  • Transportation from major city to major city between tour locations
    • Train/airline transportation
  • Booking lodging for each night
  • Dinner for each night 

Sign up deposit: $500/person

European Offsite Tour Attendee List:

  • Jess Lohse, SBCA
  • Gene Frogale, Blue Ocean Development
  • Justin Richardson, Richco Structures
  • Randy Post, Richco Structures
  • Brent Wadas, BotBuilt
* Registration open until 2/13/24 at 12:00 AM (GMT)
* Registration open until 2/13/24 at 12:00 AM (GMT)

For More Information:

Jess Lohse

Jess Lohse

Structural Building Components Association