The tech industry exacerbated the housing crisis. Here’s what Google is doing to fix it.
July 27, 2020A year ago, Google pledged $1 billion to address the Bay Area housing crisis the tech boom helped cause. How much affordable housing does that build? The company has also invested in Factory OS, a startup that lowers construction costs by building apartments in factories. This will help Google’s money stretch further in California...
Housing development erected in West Oakland in 10 days
September 9, 2019Typically, a building this size would take a year to construct, said developer Rick Holliday. It went up in 10 days.
This new “Rapid Response Factory” wants to make an assembly line to build post-disaster housing
July 10, 2019Prefab 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.
Factory_OS and Carpenters hold a key to state’s housing crisis
| Carpenters Union Magazine
Two years ago, Factory_OS opened up with 60 employees in an abandoned World War II shipbuilding facility on the abandoned Mare Island naval base in Vallejo, a start-up with the unique idea of reducing residential construction costs by building homes…
Factory_OS Keeping Vital Affordable Housing Construction Moving Forward
Jeffrey Heimgartner | Engineering.com
The world may have changed since the beginning of 2020, but the need for affordable housing continues to be a surging crisis, especially in areas like San Francisco. While some businesses have been forced to close, navigate supplier issues or…
Hive 50, 2019 Honoree in Strategy: Factory_OS
| Hive for Housing
Hive 50 Honors For empowering the needs and opportunity of the future to overcome the comfort, complacency, and constraint of past practices when it comes to solutions for housing. What You Need To Know Factory_OS is a for-profit company that is…
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…