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2020: The Inflection Point Year for Modular Construction

HEADER PICTURE: The Hockey Stick Principles, Flatiron Books Residential construction in the U.S. has changed. While getting skilled and trained labor in many industries is hard, getting it in the construction industry has gotten more difficult than ever with no end in sight. Material prices …

5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About a Home

The New Year has begun and many people have started thinking about the design of their new home. For most of those thinking about building, it will be their first time. Lots of new concepts and design ideas are being tossed around. This means learning …

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Build a Home vs. Buy a Home: What Are Your Options?

As we start a New Year many have made moving into a new home their top New Year’s Resolution. But what does “new home” really mean? There are many options.  For some it could just mean moving into a home that is different from the …

There is Heat in Winter Air!

About half of all Americans use natural gas to heat their homes, but there are many other efficient methods to keep your house warm in the winter. One that is gaining more and more popularity is the use of heat pumps. But many homeowners are …

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The ABCDE’s of Modular Construction

Off-site modular 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 …

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Modular Construction is Resilient Construction

Modular construction is not a new building technique. The concept of resilient construction is also not new. However, the changing weather patterns and the weather events that appear on the news have made resilient construction more relevant than ever. Today’s home buyer expects, no requires, …

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Let Modular Construction be Your Gateway to a Zero Energy Ready Home

In today’s new homes there are often many missed opportunities to leverage advanced technology for superior energy efficiency and home performance. Modular construction helps leverage opportunities during the off-site home construction process that aren’t available to homes that are traditionally built onsite. This can be …

Building Beyond Code

The first principle to understand in modular residential construction is that modular is just that, a type of construction, not a type of home. While the term modular home is the well-worn industry description and I’ll use it in this article, it is a misnomer …

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Does Winter Stop Home Construction?

The short answer is NO… but…  America is divided into many climate zones and weather and temperature are very different by region of the country. In the southern states, homes are built all year. In the northern zones, you have a mix. In the upper …

Today’s Interest Rate – Why You Should Care

Interest rates are now getting back down to historical lows. What do low rates mean for homebuyers? It means that you can get much more home for the same payment! An interest rate difference reduction of just a few tenths of a percent can provide …