Wednesday, December 4, 2019

'Question of the Week' for Modular Home Factory Owners

What is one thing you would like to see improved in 2020? 

It can be anything from Codes to Transportation, from training to marketing...anything!


Ted Lawton said...

For the Modular Home Industry it we be building codes and permitting for the next 5 to 10 years minimum. A majority of Planning and Permitting Departments are stuck processing and approving projects based on old antiquated codes and guidelines. Good luck trying to improve them or make any positive changes as it took decades to create them it will take a long time to unwind them in a meaningful way. Until then we will continue to build rentals (institutional style housing) for the poor and middle class and new homes for the top 15% of income earners.

Damian Farrell said...

I'd love to see architects, engineers, builders and manufacturers create a lobby that rivals the NAHB. Those in the building industry that think modular, unitized and panelized are a threat to their business need to learn that we are all ultimately doing the same thing,; creating buildings for people to work, live, play, learn and's just about different delivery methods.
I'ts big dream, but why not? We should be making a lot of noise about the length of time some of the states (my state of Michigan in particular!) take to review shop drawings. (We're at 8-12 weeks right now)
We should be lobbying states with unfair DOT regulations.
Addressing building code officials and educating them....and the host of other challenges that we all know exist.
(BTW. I'm an architect/developer/CM all-in for modular. I currently have a modular 30 unit condo project under construction)