Constructuring: The Future of Home Building?

Custom homes are one-off creations. Home buyers, architects, and even traditional home builders have (incorrectly) thought that building homes using modular construction limited their design. That may have been the case 30 years ago. Today’s modern modular construction takes advantage of the innovations in engineering, structural materials, …

Lego Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Going Modular

The modular construction process is compared to building with Legos by many. A home is divided up into modules and assembled onsite in sections. It’s easy to see how the comparisons are made. The power of Legos is in its Creative Sets. A set can …

Modular = Genius

Modular is actually a design approach. An intelligent method that makes building almost anything better. It is a process that divides a system into smaller parts called modules. These modules can then be individually created and later, assembled together. The modular process is used in …

Why Building Outside Can Cost More

Building Science is amazing. Most people never think about building and science in the same sentence. However, the breakthroughs in materials, processes, and tools continue every day. Think about breakthroughs in automotive technology. The more fuel efficient engines, the better safety standards, and precision quality …

Is HGTV Responsible for Home Design Obsolescence?

Over the past several years we have seen new home buyers make many of the same or similar decisions when selecting colors and options for their home. It is almost uncanny how, when watching the DIY channel or HGTV’s new home and remodeling shows that, …

5 Simple Truths About Modular Off-Site Construction

Off-site construction is the planning, design, fabrication and assembly of building elements at a location, other than the final location where they will be installed, to support the rapid and efficient construction of a finished structure. There are several different types of off-site construction known …

Grandfather and grandson in museum

My (Future) Trip to the Museum of New Home Construction

Twenty years from now, after concluding a long and distinguished career in residential building, I can see myself taking my 8 year old grandson to visit the Museum of New Home Construction. Home construction is much more than connecting boards and materials together in a …