The Future of Affordable Housing
December 5, 2018Architects are using modular design to create more cost-effective housing — changing the future of building in the process
Piece by Piece, a Factory-Made Answer for a Housing Squeeze
June 11, 2018Developers are taking on residential building challenges by extending the concept of prefabricated housing to manufacture entire apartment buildings.
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.
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
KPIXTV | KPIXTV
A company that constructs prefabricated apartment buildings gets their inspiration from toy Legos. According to John Ramos, the finished buildings can be stacked together.
What Bay Area can do to solve its housing crisis
Leslye Corsiglia and Kevin Zwick | The Mercury News
Opinion: What Bay Area can do to solve its housing crisis Leslye Corsiglia and Kevin Zwick Michael Lerner works to build a “granny unit” in the backyard of his house in November, 2016, in San Jose. Building more granny units…
Affordable, much-needed modular homes on Vallejo’s Mare Island
Tom Vacar | KTVU
VALLEJO, Calif. (KTVU) – A new front opened up Wednesday on the struggle to build more housing, more quickly and for a lot less money. The official grand opening of Factory OS, on Vallejo’s Mare Island harkens new era in…
Housing Goes Modular
Robert Gammon | Oakland Magazine
As Rick Holliday strolled through his massive warehouse on Mare Island, he recalled the moment when he realized he had to change his business. The Oakland-based developer has spent much of his career building workforce and affordable housing for middle-…