We're not just building homes. We are manufacturing the future_
Factory OS is revolutionizing home construction. We’ve combined pioneering technology with tried-and-true manufacturing methods to build multifamily modular buildings more efficiently and at a lower cost. We’re building more affordable homes, creating good local jobs, and funding innovation.
The modular revolution promises to shake up Bay Area housing
February 16, 2018After many years of talking about it, developers like Holliday are finally taking major steps to move into modular construction. Soaring construction costs and labor shortages across the region are constricting developers’ ability to meet the Bay Area’s housing demand and hampering attempts to address a rise in homelessness.
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Vallejo firm bets on modular housing to meet critical shortage
October 19, 2017Holliday is betting that the future of multi-family housing in the Bay Area will take shape not in a particular neighborhood or community but in a cavernous 250,000-square-foot historic shipbuilding facility in an industrial part of Mare Island in Vallejo.
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Google Will Buy Modular Homes to Address Housing Crunch
June 14, 2017Google is finalizing an order to buy 300 apartment units from Factory OS, a modular-home startup, in a building likely to serve as short-term housing for Google employees, according to executives from both companies.
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What’s Behind Our Union Pin?
March 13, 2018
Factory_OS is partnering with the Carpenters Union to invest in and create a specialized union training program for its workers providing the best trained, most skilled, and safest workers in the construction industry. The Carpenters’ hammer and Factory_OS’s crane come together in our mission and in our pin.
Factory_OS: What’s Behind Our Name?
March 1, 2018
The OS in our name has a dual meaning, both equally as important to our mission. At Factory_OS, we believe innovation and the creative approach of off site (OS = Off Site) construction teamed with new technology (OS = Operating Systems) are the key to transforming the housing industry in our region and beyond.
Terner Center and Factory_OS Host Lindbacks
November 9, 2017
In October 2017, the Terner Center for Housing Innovation and Factory_OS had the pleasure of hosting Lindbacks in the Bay Area. Swedish-based Lindbacks is one of the preeminent off-site manufacturers in the world, and over the course of the weeklong visit, we learned a great deal from this experienced off-site manufacturer.
Off Site Construction
We've integrated the best tried-and-true construction methods with cutting edge technology to create an unprecedented industrial approach to the production of modular buildings. We're saving money and shaving months off traditional construction schedules.
Learn more about our core principles, community benefits and our Mare Island factory, where we are leveraging the proven principles of lean manufacturing to create more affordable modular buildings.
A unique think tank that builds connections, generates ideas and encourages investment in technologies that will increase efficiency in the construction of modular buildings.
Our team has unrivalled experience in housing development and off site construction. With decades of experience in affordable and market-rate housing construction and leadership at the highest levels of government, the Factory OS team is built to perform.