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Future Trends in Wood Framing Software: What to Expect in the Coming Years
Future Trends in Wood Framing Software: What to Expect in the Coming Years Wood framing software has transformed construction by streamlining processes, enhancing precision, reducing errors, and boosting efficiency for architects, engineers, and builders. With...
DfMA: Why Manufacturing Is the Key to Viability — Blog 3: Katerra and Lessons Learned
The rise and fall of Katerra, which burned through more than $2 billion in just six years, is the most discussed story related to DfMA in decades.
DfMA: Why Manufacturing Is the Key to Viability — Blog 2: Why DfMA?
Design for manufacturing and assembly (DfMA) is a revolutionary approach to construction that is poised to reshape the economics of the global construction industry in the coming years.
DfMA: Why Manufacturing Is the Key to Viability – Blog 1: Introduction to DfMA and Its Core Principles
What would you say is the difference between manufacturing and construction? There are many ways to approach this question, but the simplest distinction is where the labor is performed. Manufacturing labor is performed in a factory, while construction labor is typically performed outdoors, in the elements. There are benefits, drawbacks, and limitations to each, and they are both essential for every construction project.
The Facts About Off-site Construction — Blog 5: Cross-laminated Timber
CLT construction expands upon many of the benefits of off-site construction in general, such as reduced waste, higher levels of quality control, and accelerated building timelines. This approach also offers several unique benefits.
The Facts About Off-site Construction — Blog 4: Hybrid Construction Systems
Structures that utilize both panelized and modular construction are known as hybrid systems, and they provide owners and designers with the ultimate range of flexibility. Let’s discuss hybrid systems and how they’re changing off-site construction.
The Facts About Off-site Construction — Blog 3: Volumetric Modular Construction
Cost savings are a major benefit of volumetric modular construction projects. This approach involves manufacturing 3D modules off-site and then arranging and connecting them at the job site to create the finished structure.
The Facts About Off-site Construction — Part 2: Panelized Construction
Panelized systems are among the most flexible and adaptable options for off-site construction. While each panel is manufactured in a closely regulated, climate-controlled environment, the panels can be joined on-site in almost any configuration.
The Facts About Off-site Construction – Part 1: Introduction
Off-site construction offers a combination of the customization of traditional site-built construction and the manufacturing efficiency and quality control a factory environment provides.
3 Surprising Benefits of BIM
When it comes to Building Information Modeling (BIM), the core benefits speak for themselves. But what about the benefits that aren’t as well-known?
Breaking Down the BIM Process
From delivering projects faster to reducing costs and improving quality, the future of BIM looks very bright as it continues to bring innovation to construction projects worldwide. But how does BIM work exactly? And how does it benefit the different stages of the construction process?
The Digital Revolution: How BIM is Changing the Face of Global Construction
What is BIM (Building Information Modeling)?
The Future is Modular: A Look Forward
For modular construction, a building method where many of the structure’s parts are prefabricated in a factory setting before being assembled on-site, 2020 and the first part of 2021 proved to be periods of tremendous growth. Why?
How Real Estate Developers Can Make the Most of Modular Construction
With the right moves, real estate developers can be significant players in the move to modular. Timelines will accelerate, construction costs will lower, and efficiencies will increase across the board. Why not start now?
The Affordable Housing Crisis — and How Modular Can Help
As of late last year, roughly 900 million people were living in informal settlements worldwide, and the UN estimates that by 2030, 3 billion people will need affordable housing in major cities. So, how can cities address the need to build safe, affordable housing in a way that’s still mindful of the environment? The answer may come down to construction methods.
How Digital Technologies Are Changing the Modular Game
How does this building method become a serious player in the world of global construction?
From Vision to Reality: Bringing Modular to the Masses
After years of writing about modular construction, I’m happy to report that this innovative building method is finally making its mark on the global construction industry. But even as modular becomes more accepted in some markets, its popularity still varies widely from region to region.
4 Steps to a Successful Off-site Construction Process
With permanent modular construction (or PMC), you build with modules, so you spend 90% of the pre-construction time in the design and submittal phase. Of the remaining 10%, up to 95% can be completed in a factory-controlled setting. This makes the actual time on the job site extremely brief compared to traditional builds, but there are 5 crucial steps that need to be taken to make the construction process a success.