Prefab homes for sophisticated tastes

Prefab homes for sophisticated tastes

Prefab housing might call to mind mega-builders who crank out staid, cookie-cutter design lines: the Mayberry I-III or the Homestead I-IV. When they were first introduced, prefabricated homes were known mainly for being manufactured off-site, typically in...
Top 8 Construction Trends for 2018

Top 8 Construction Trends for 2018

Various factors have set a new wave of productivity in motion in the construction industry and are soon to be seen in the year 2018. To start with the advancement and application of technology in various industries and sectors has been increasing at a shocking speed....
Modular Homes Stand up to Hurricanes in Florida

Modular Homes Stand up to Hurricanes in Florida

Everyone wants affordable housing, but people who live in areas plagued by natural disasters also need resilient structures that won’t collapse or fly away when wind speeds pick up. A Dutch company named Cubicco created a line of flat-packed homes rated to withstand...
Some Assembly Required: Prefab Homes Have Built-in Benefits

Some Assembly Required: Prefab Homes Have Built-in Benefits

Sheri Koones thinks prefabricated houses are, well, fabulous. If the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words “prefab home” or “factory-built” is trailer, think again. Many of these homes have been created by architects and designers, are highly energy...
Google Will Buy Modular Homes To Ease Affordable Housing Crunch

Google Will Buy Modular Homes To Ease Affordable Housing Crunch

Google owner Alphabet Inc. is finalizing an order to buy 300 apartment units from Factory OS, a modular-home startup. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the tech titan – in an to effort alleviate soaring home prices in Silicon Valley – is likely to...