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The Future of Affordable Housing

December 5, 2018
Architects are using modular design to create more cost-effective housing — changing the future of building in the process
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Piece by Piece, a Factory-Made Answer for a Housing Squeeze

June 11, 2018
Developers are taking on residential building challenges by extending the concept of prefabricated housing to manufacture entire apartment buildings.
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The modular revolution promises to shake up Bay Area housing

February 16, 2018
After 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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Will Google, Amazon and Facebook fix the affordable housing crisis?

Marco della Cava | USA Today

SAN FRANCISCO – From atop his gleaming new headquarters, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has an inspirational view of mountains, the bay and an endless Pacific Ocean. But when Benioff looks down, he’s not so happy. Some 60 floors below his…

Factory_OS Wants to Build Your Next Apartment in a Factory

Redshift Video by Autodesk | Redshift

With the global population set to reach 10 billion by 2050, the housing crisis is only going to become more dire. Factory_OS hopes to meet that problem head-on by disrupting the way multifamily housing is produced. By building apartment units…

Building Blocks

Sage Sauerbrey | Moonshine Inc

As soon as December of this year, an initial wave of 12-by-60-foot flatbed trucks carrying Truckee housing will roll into town. The homes, stacked like 20-ton Lego blocks, will be bound for the community’s newest housing development, Coburn Crossing, bringing…

Carpenters’ Union Embraces Factory Built Housing to Address Labor Needs in Northern California

Modular Advantage | Modular Advantage

“We don’t have a labor shortage, we have an opportunity shortage,” said Jay Bradshaw, Director of Organizing for the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council (NCCRC). Not everyone agrees that the construction industry suffers from a labor shortage. NCCRC represents 37,500…

Factory_OS: Carpenters take aim at the housing crisis

| The Northern California Carpenter

It’s no secret there’s a critical housing shortage in California—half a million below-market and market-rate homes are needed right now in the Bay Area alone. Skyrocketing rents and home prices are pushing working families into two-hour commutes, students into their…

Prefab Apartment Buildings Stack Together Like Legos


A company that constructs prefabricated apartment buildings gets their inspiration from toy Legos. According to John Ramos, the finished buildings can be stacked together.

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