Modular housing

These New Homes Grow as your Family Does

You’ve heard of modular, factory-built homes but Module’s Nook expandable homes change with your lifestyle. Founded in 2016 by Brian Gaudio, Hallie Dumont and Drew Brisley, Module homes are intended to be flexible, so they can grow with your family, jobs, hobby and changing space needs. You start with a one-bedroom, one-bathroom home of 800… Read more »

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Despite Growing Pains, Construction Tech Continues to Draw Financial Backing

The construction labor shortage has made it obvious that the building industry, characteristically reticent to accept change, is ripe for a revolution. The consensus seems to be that modular, offsite construction is the way forward resulting in modular startups getting the most funding in the tech building arena. Construction tech companies have already enjoyed a… Read more »

Wood buildings, mass timer

Mass Timber Products are Changing the Way we Build

The recognized need for sustainability is seeing the return of wood as our building material of choice. Mass-timber products (wood-engineered construction materials) are able to sequester carbon and are a sustainable, renewable, durable, cost-effective and beautiful option gaining traction in North American markets.

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Why Wood is the New Concrete for Savvy Architects

Thanks to mass timber building components making wood more adaptable, wood buildings can go up faster, be as strong as steel and much lighter too. Now with high rise buildings on the table, wood is enjoying unprecedented appeal.

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) wooden business school

NTU’s School for Business will be Asia’s Largest Wooden Building

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore is planning an ambitious five-year build of its new $180 million business school. NTU’s president Subra Suresh, described the wooden construction as the university’s “most ambitious sustainable construction project to date”. The six-storey building will be constructed from wood and house the Nanyang Business School. On completion in 2021,… Read more »

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Immigration Changes Cause Construction Chaos

The construction industry is one of the most labor-intensive in the US which is why a tightening of immigration regulations poses a problem. One report found a 67% decline in Mexican immigrants which led to there being 570,000 fewer Mexican-born construction workers than there were in 2007. Workers in the construction industry have returned to… Read more »