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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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Flush with new cash, modular company plots new factory and big expansion

Fiona Kelliher | SF Biz Times

Vallejo-based Factory OS has grand plans to make modular construction a California staple, starting with its second factory.

Vallejo’s Factory_OS gets strategic investments to pursue solutions to affordable-housing crisis

Jeff Quackenbush | North Bay Business Journal

As Factory_OS rolls out hundreds of premanufactured housing units from its plant on Vallejo’s Mare Island, the company has received a “strategic investments” from San Rafael-based software giant Autodesk and global bank Citi. The deal is intended to “address the…

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…

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