Building Systems Week Celebrates Members’ Innovation and Leadership

Filed in Councils & Committees by on August 5, 2019 0 Comments

Worker installing support beams in a modular wall panelToday marks the start of Building Systems Week, which runs from Aug. 5-9. The goal of the weeklong celebration is to expand awareness among NAHB members of the many advantages to using building systems, while showcasing Building Systems Councils (BSC) members’ success in this fast-paced, high-growth marketplace.

“Offsite construction is in a unique position to alleviate two of home builders’ biggest concerns: labor shortages and building materials cost,” stated Ken Semler, 2019 BSC chair and president and CEO of Express Modular. “Innovative solutions — such as the ones provided by BSC members — are critical to help meet consumers’ housing needs as the industry continues to struggle with housing affordability.”

Offsite construction can help solve these issues because:

  • Components or entire homes are constructed in a factory setting, reducing the amount of onsite labor needed.
  • Prefabricated in a controlled environment by skilled craftsman, systems-built components are manufactured with minimal material waste.
  • Manufacturers also typically purchase building materials in bulk, passing the savings along to builders in the field.

Offsite construction is becoming an increasingly attractive solution to help build quickly and affordably, for everything from multifamily developments to rebuilding after major disasters.

NAHB members are leading the charge in this field, including:

Members of the home building community interested in learning more about offsite construction should attend the Building Systems Housing Summit, Oct. 6-8, in Pittsburgh. Attendees can network with industry insiders and attend education sessions highlighting business trends, economic conditions and regulatory issues impacting systems-built housing.

Stay engaged with Building Systems Week on NAHB’s social media channels, where we will highlight each construction method represented by the BSC over the next five days.

To find out more about the Building Systems Councils and its members, contact Devin Perry at 800-368-5424 x8577 or visit nahb.org/whybsc.

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