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 Receives Strategic Investments from Autodesk and Citi to Help Address Affordable Housing Crisis in Bay Area and Beyond
July 9, 2019We’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.
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…
The Future of Affordable Housing
Wired Brand Lab | Wired
In 2017, Rick Holliday, a longtime developer of affordable housing in the Bay Area, was about to retire when he got a request — Google wanted to work with him. “I was planning to just play with my grandson,” Holliday…
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.
Piece by Piece, a Factory-Made Answer for a Housing Squeeze
Conor Dougherty | New York Times
VALLEJO, Calif. — California is in the middle of an affordable-housing crisis that cities across the state are struggling to solve. Rick Holliday, a longtime Bay Area real estate developer, thinks one answer lies in an old shipyard in Vallejo,…
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…