Modular Construction

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Policy Prescriptions for Modular Housing

Tweaks to building codes, zoning regulations, and financing mechanisms could unlock the potential of modular construction in the United States.

March 15, 2024 - Center for American Progress

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How To Boost Modular Home Construction

Modular housing can be built faster and at lower cost than traditional homes, but the industry is stymied by regulatory and other barriers.

February 7, 2024 - Center for American Progress

Tan modular building with white swinging barn/garage door being transported on freeway with yellow "Oversize Load" banner across back.

Virginia Adopts Modular Building Standards

The regulations could help lower the cost of off-site housing production.

January 4, 2024 - Informed Infrastructure

Homeless Shelter

Modular Housing for the Homeless

The Seattle region will try to save costs and speed construction on three new pilot projects by using modular construction to house homeless.

August 23, 2018 - KUOW

Coal Power Plants to Retire Faster Under Trump

Coal plants will retire faster than analysts had figured under the Clean Power Plan, which the Trump administration is repealing, yet the Department of Energy proposes to make building new coal plants a centerpiece of its energy policy.

May 15, 2018 - Forbes

Moshe Safdie

All the Environmental Benefits of Modular Buildings

There is plenty of evidence for modular construction as a key component of a green economy.

March 26, 2018 - Kayla Matthews

Japan Prefab

Lessons on the Future of Prefab Housing from Japan

When it comes to prefabricated housing, Japan is far ahead of the rest of the world. Will techniques from Japan's efficient modular home manufacturers inform a growing prefab industry in the United States?

November 14, 2017 - Curbed

A Legislative Challenge to Ballot-Box Planning in California

On March 7, Angelenos will vote on Measure S, which would enact a two-year moratorium on denser development. State legislation introduced on Feb. 16 would require a two-thirds vote for these types of slow growth ballot measures.

February 21, 2017 - Los Angeles Times

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The World's Largest Modular Building: Now Leasing in Brooklyn

Modular construction has been offered as a cheaper construction alternative and a possible solution for the affordable housing crisis. Now the building typology has a new showcase project in Brooklyn.

November 19, 2016 - The Wall Street Journal

Modular Housing for Homeless in San Francisco Hits Roadblocks

Lego-type housing construction has attracted the attention of two separate developers as an efficient means to provide housing for the city's large homeless population but has met objections from labor unions and the Mayor's Office.

September 22, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

State Documents Reveal Woes at Pioneering Atlantic Yards Modular Tower

What was promised as the tallest building in the world built by modular construction is delayed and the subject of lawsuits. State documents, recently made public, describe water damage, tolerance challenges, and unanticipated repairs.

September 2, 2015 - City Limits

The Structural Details of Brooklyn's New Modular High Rise

Modular construction is still in its infancy, but a building set for completion later this year at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn is taking the building practice to new heights.

July 14, 2014 - Arup Connect

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