About The Kapture Group

Reimagining the way buildings are designed, built, and delivered.
Kapture represents a new way of building: a simplified, innovative, and streamlined design and production process that offers greater precision in a more productive and safer environment. A wholly-owned subsidiary of building and development company Kitchell and in collaboration with MKB, Kapture is changing the way major building companies are approaching and executing their large-scale commercial projects.
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percent increase in productivity (a typical drywaller hangs 30 sheets per day; top day in the shop: 101 sheets hung by a single drywaller)
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Scott Root, AIA, LEED AP

Managing Executive

A registered architect in seven states and LEED accredited professional, Scott is a visionary architect builder inspired by the seemingly endless ways to reimagine construction. Scott envisions a future in which major contractors will prefabricate most components of their projects, leading to aggressive construction schedules and advanced building methodologies, and opening the door to even more innovation, creativity and complexity. Since joining Kitchell in 2006, Scott has challenged the status quo, encouraging Kitchell to fulfill its commitment to Lean by marrying it with construction technology.

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Brent Moszeter

Director of Operations

A master of implementing Lean construction practices, Brent has seen the successful use of prefabrication firsthand on large-scale healthcare, commercial and hospitality projects. As a high-demand project superintendent he knows the benefits and challenges of selling and applying the technology on jobs. Brent championed the development of Kapture and challenged project teams and customers to think differently about project execution. Brent is laser-focused on refining and improving processes to build smarter and faster.

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Rudy Cazer

Production Manager

Rudy is responsible for Kapture’s self-performing drywall and metal stud framing as well as overseeing all day-to-day operations for the multi-trade prefabrication activities being performed in the shop. Rudy was integral in developing and continuing to apply Lean concepts with an emphasis on continuous improvement for safety, quality and production. Rudy approaches his job with a tenacity that leads to the optimal outcomes for complex construction activities. He makes it look easy.

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Jason Anderson

Vice President, MKB Construction, Inc.

Jason is considered a key influencer in understanding the alignment of technology and construction, and advocates the use of industrial automation to increase productivity. As a principal with MKB, Jason is a collaborative partner in the evolution of Kapture, contributing knowledge of complex framing and drywall methodology. Jason joined MKB as a junior estimator in 2003 and took on increasingly larger roles with the company, including opening the company’s Tucson office and eventually overseeing preconstruction for the entire company.

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Design + Technology

The way buildings are designed and constructed today is dramatically different from just a few years ago, and our talented corps of architects and engineers are changing the game.

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Production

Behind the doors of a space in a modest industrial park lies a sophisticated, well-oiled machine that is clean, organized, safe, and cool.

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Installation

In the true spirit of Lean, prefabricated building components are shipped to the job site for an installation process that requires less manpower, less time and minimizes waste.

FOSTER SAFETY

Prefabrication inherently minimizes risk on job sites. All work is done at ergonomic height. MPE racks are built on the ground, not off of lifts/ladders. The use of lifts and ladders is reduced by as much as 70% on the job. Interior walls are built on horizontal tables, not off of lifts or scaffolding. With exterior walls, we can reduce (by 50% or more) and in some case eliminate the use of scaffolding on the project. Less time on scaffold equates to less risk to workers and those around it.

INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY

It takes more worker hours today to do the same job as it did 50 years ago. This results in a double whammy: higher cost and the need for more workers in a shrinking labor pool. Multi-trade preassembly removes the chaotic nature of the job site and puts the work in a controlled environment with a manufacturing mindset. Using Kapture, projects are realizing a 15 to 30% increase in productivity. Simply put, there are fewer obstacles on the job site and less time spent looking for materials/tools. This results in more time on important value-added work.

BUILD FASTER

Time equals money. Through multi-trade preassembly, project schedules can be shortened. Schedule benefits come through two fronts: increased productivity and changing the building cycle. Off-site prefabrication allows for a change in the sequencing logic for the way buildings are built. There is no need to wait for the structure to be built in order to frame an interior wall, start the MPE overhead work or even apply finishes to exterior walls. This work can be done in the shop while the structure is going up at the site.

ADDRESS MANPOWER SHORTAGES

The construction industry is facing a shortage of skilled tradesman. Reports have shown that Arizona alone lost roughly 200,000 skilled construction tradesman during the recession and estimates are that for every five retiring tradesman, only one is entering the industry. Prefabrication is one solution to help minimize the impact of the manpower shortage that the construction industry faces today. Building components on a production line requires much less labor.

ENSURE QUALITY

The level of detail on the preassembly component drawings is much higher than traditional drawings. Every outlet, stud and pipe is fully detailed to ensure installation is correct and there is uniformity. “Blind” welds/solder joints that occur in the field are eliminated. Work that is normally done above-ceiling or deep in wall cavities is now done in the open, which means less chance for errors. Water systems are double-tested with prefabrication — all piping is pressure-tested prior to leaving the factory. It is then tested again on-site when individual components are connected.

AZ Big Media
TECHNOLOGY SHAKES UP HOW PROJECTS ARE PLANNED, SCHEDULED AND BUILT

By David McGlothlin | July 24, 2017

Phoenix Business Journal
MANUFACTURED CONSTRUCTION TAKES ON COMMERCIAL, OFFICE SPACE

June 14, 2017

Urban Land Institute Arizona
HOUSING OUR FUTURE: BUILDING FOR INNOVATION

By Peter Madrid | June 13, 2017

Phoenix Business Journal
THE LIST: KITCHELL LOOKS TO CHANGE CONSTRUCTION GAME VIA PREFABRICATION

By Mike Sunnucks | May 20, 2016

Phoenix Business Journal
LANDMARK LEADERS 2016: SCOTT ROOT

By Janet Perez | November 25, 2016

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