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Prefabricated Construction in the Headlines

Prefabrication and modular construction are one solution to the construction productivity conundrum. Here are some of the latest articles on the topic.

Innovation to help builders do more with less

The article asserts that the shortage of labor is the key driver of automation and prefabrication in the industry.

Read the article by Josh Kulla on Daily Journal of Commerce.

World’s tallest modular hotel, rising in NYC this fall, aims to establish prefabrication on a grand scale

Marriott International hopes to lead the way in prefabricated tall buildings with its 26-story, $65 million AC Hotel New York NoMad. The construction is projected to take 90 days.

Read the article by Alexander Walter on Archinet.

Lego-Like Modular Units Could Help Solve Boston Area’s Affordable Housing Crisis

The units with details like kitchen counters and bathroom vanities are manufactured in Canada and transported to trucks to Newton.

Read the article by David Wade on CBS Boston.

ModularDesign+ Launches to Bring New Levels of Efficiency + Value to Design and Construction Delivery

ModularDesign+ is a newly launched national alliance of leading-edge design, fabrication, product engineering, construction and development partners from across North America. It’s focused on delivering prefabricated, modular building solutions that can be fully customized to meet specific client goals.

Read the press release.

About the author

Aarni Heiskanen

Aarni Heiskanen, Construction Innovation Agent, is hailed as a Top 100 influencer in construction. Aarni has been a pioneer in computer-aided design, he has co-founded a business software company, and worked as a certified management consultant. At present, he runs AE Partners, a construction industry communication firm. Aarni holds a master's degree in architecture.

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