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Housing development erected in West Oakland in 10 days

September 9, 2019
Typically, a building this size would take a year to construct, said developer Rick Holliday. It went up in 10 days.
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This new “Rapid Response Factory” wants to make an assembly line to build post-disaster housing

July 10, 2019
Prefab apartment builder FactoryOS is teaming up with Autodesk to streamline a process to get housing to people in need as quickly as possible after fires, floods, and earthquakes.
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Factory_OS Receives Strategic Investments from Autodesk and Citi to Help Address Affordable Housing Crisis in Bay Area and Beyond

July 9, 2019
We’re excited to announce that today Factory_OS received strategic investments from Autodesk, Inc. and Citi to address the growing affordable housing crisis in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.
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The Housing Market is Killing the American Dream

Rex Salisbury | Andreessen Horowitz

Forget the automobile or the iPhone. Cities, according to the economist Ed Glaeser, are our greatest invention. When people move to cities, they exchange ideas, lower transportation and production costs, and create new breakthroughs. Today, that virtuous cycle has been…

Can Factory-Built Apartments Solve California’s Housing Woes?

Matt Levin | Capital Public Radio

Larry Pace is giving a tour of a construction site … kind of. He’s near the entrance of a 258,000-square-foot factory in Vallejo, on the outskirts of the Bay Area. The Navy built submarines here during World War II. Picture…

Factory_OS Makes History in Oakland

| The Northern California Carpenter

The next chapter in the evolution of the construction industry opened last month with the assembly of an 110-unit Oakland residential project. It was the first such project, built in the Factory_OS plant in Vallejo by about 200 members of…

GO-Biz exec finds opportunity at Mare Island manufacturer

Todd R. Hansen | Daily Republic

MARE ISLAND — The director of GO-Biz, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, toured the Factory_OS facility on Mare Island on Tuesday, a prelude to an anticipated visit by Gov. Gavin Newsom in the fall. The visit also served…

This startup is building post-disaster housing using a giant assembly line

| The Optimist Daily

After two of the worst fires in California’s history tore through the state in the last three years, a housing startup by the name of FactoryOS knew it had to do something. The homes of thousands were incinerated by the…

Why Autodesk is investing in an urban prefab construction startup

Heather Clancy | Green Biz

This article was adapted from the newsletter VERGE Weekly, running Wednesdays. Subscribe here. Two years ago, prefab construction firm Factory OS — which leans heavily on software to build homes quickly while minimizing waste — got its first big order…

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