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How Likely Are Builders to Adopt Building Systems?

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How Likely Are Builders to Adopt Building Systems?

Home Innovation Research Labs has been tracking the adoption of offsite housing in new single-family homes and multifamily projects for the past 20 years. Learn more about what recent data highlight among builders’ attitudes, especially in the wake of COVID-19.

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Can Modular Housing Help Address the Housing Affordability Crisis?

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Can Modular Housing Help Address the Housing Affordability Crisis?

Eric Holt, assistant professor at the University of Denver, and his team have been exploring how off-site construction fits into affordable housing. Learn more about their report on the role modular and panelized construction can play.

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What Builders Need to Know About Building Systems

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What Builders Need to Know About Building Systems

As home-building professionals continue to look for ways to grow and expand their businesses, one of the innovative solutions they may consider incorporating is building systems. Such systems offer benefits such as reduced labor, waste and construction time, but builders need to educate themselves on the various systems first to figure out what makes sense for them.

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BSC Member Leads Coalition to Increase Housing Supply in the Wake of COVID-19

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BSC Member Leads Coalition to Increase Housing Supply in the Wake of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on every aspect of life, including the housing industry. Despite the challenges the pandemic has presented, however, many in the industry have looked for ways they could help, including Vaughan Buckley, a member of the Building Systems Councils (BSC). But he would need the help of his fellow builders to really make an impact.

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Building Systems Week Highlights Innovative Solutions to Current Crises

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Building Systems Week Highlights Innovative Solutions to Current Crises

Building Systems Week provides builders with an opportunity to learn more about the offsite construction industry, including the various types of building systems available, and how they can be utilized for different projects. Dave Cooper will serve as the moderator for this year’s Building Systems Week webinars, featuring experts from across the industry.

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MIT Report Spotlights Need to Reform Policies on Factory-Built Housing

MIT Report Spotlights Need to Reform Policies on Factory-Built Housing

According to a new study from the MIT Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab, factory-built houses — i.e., modular, panelized or pre-assembled homes — could help increase affordable housing stock and significantly aid in disaster response and recovery. However, factory-built homes comprise only 3% of single-family homes in the United States. What can be done to better utilize these types of homes?

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New BSC Chair Sees Systems-Built Housing as One Solution to Labor Challenges

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New BSC Chair Sees Systems-Built Housing as One Solution to Labor Challenges

One of the nation’s leading modular home builders, Ken Semler of Express Modular, was installed as the 2019 chair of the Building Systems Councils (BSC) at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

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Systems-built Leaders Gather for National Summit

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Systems-built Leaders Gather for National Summit

Hosted by NAHB’s Building Systems Councils (BSC), this year’s conference in Hershey, Pa., was the highest attended BSC event since the great recession.

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Modular Can Be Key to Disaster Recovery Efforts

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Modular Can Be Key to Disaster Recovery Efforts

When disaster strikes and homes are destroyed, the modular construction process can help communities recover more quickly. Scott Peters of New Era Building Systems in Strattanville, Pa., shared strategies for successfully using modular construction during disaster recovery efforts in a Jan. 21 seminar at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

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A ‘Cul-De-Sac of Dreams’ at IBS

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A ‘Cul-De-Sac of Dreams’ at IBS

It’s not just the acres of indoor exhibits that attract home building professionals to the NAHB International Builders’ Show. It’s also the fully-furnished modular homes and demonstration buildings constructed every year in the parking lot outside the front entrance to the Las Vegas Convention Center. From Jan. 20-22, it’s an entire cul-de-sac anchored by the three projects that make up the Professional Builder Show Village. You’ll want to get a preview before you go.

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