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Maximizing Modular Design and Construction to Create Affordable Housing

Volumetric modular design and construction can save time and money and create affordable, healthy housing. However, there are many ways this delivery method can go awry.

The Modular Construction Industry Around the World

Growth in the industry appears to be worldwide phenomenon. As the industry grows in the United States and around the world, we’d like to take this opportunity to celebrate the global modular construction industry.

The Modular Construction Industry's Response to COVID-19

We celebrate how companies in the modular industry have risen to the challenges of a global pandemic and made the industry a shining silver lining during the crisis and beyond.

Women in Modular Construction

The modular construction industry is not afraid to challenge conventions. Women in our corner of the construction industry challenge conventions every day simply because of their gender. Here, thirteen women share their thoughts on the effect of their gender on their career, what they love about the industry, current challenges in the field, and the future of modular construction.

Data Driven

A Conversation with Donna Laquidara-Carr About Dodge Data & Analytics' Prefabrication and Modular Construction 2020 SmartMarket Report

Making the Leap: From Traditional General Contractor to Modular Builder

With the construction industry gaining momentum, traditional general contractors (GCs) are switching to modular construction because they are not finding the labor needed to meet demand.

Reinventing Construction: A Route to Higher Productivity

A five-to-tenfold increase in productivity would be possible if construction were to move to a manufacturing-like system of mass production with a much greater degree of standardization and modularization and the bulk of construction work taking place in factories off site.

Carpenters' Union Embraces Factory Built Housing to Address Labor Needs in Northern California

“We don’t have a labor shortage, we have an opportunity shortage,” said Jay Bradshaw, Director of Organizing for the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council.

The Comfort Zone: SPVU Efficiency Changes

Maury Tiernan, Bard Product Manager with Geary Pacific Corp, details the new SPVU standards taking affect September 2019

Making Sense of the Affordable Housing Crisis

Read about how modular construction can help address the affordable housing crisis.

Affordable Housing - A Global Issue

Cities around the globe are facing affordable housing shortages - what are the key differences in how they are addressing them?

Summary of Permanent Modular Construction for Year-End 2017

The most accurate data on the Permanent Modular Construction Industry in 2017

Overview of the Relocatable Buildings

The most accurate data on the Relocatable Buildings Industry in 2017

The Modular Solution to the Construction Labor Shortage

If we have nearly 150,000 openings at an average of $25/hour, why can’t we fill these jobs?

Building at the Speed of Medical Innovations

We are at a crossroads in healthcare construction where the speed of medical innovation has outpaced the capability of conventional construction.

Reinventing Construction: A Route to Higher Productivity

Over the past 20 years, productivity has grown at only 1% annually, only around one-third the rate of the world economy and only around one-quarter of the rate in manufacturing.

One-on-One Interview with John Buongiorno

An interview with Axis Construction's John Buongiorno

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