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.
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…
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,…
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