So. You have a local or regional need for affordable housing modules? Where should the manufacturing be sited?
Let’s take one extreme example: as far away as you like. How about China?
We recently explored a modular housing project in Los Angeles based on ‘home in a box’ modules almost completely manufactured and finished in China, then shipped across the Pacific. Try: Can’t Do Affordable Housing Modules In California? No Matter, China Can
For another intriguing take using modular construction to reduce the price of housing, let’s move to the opposite extreme: from the ultimate distance, to the closest possible location — the construction site itself.
A International construction giant, Mace, has announced a new UK refinement of its definitely outside-the-box approach to modular housing. It involves a ‘jump factory’ system — siting a mobile factory-style assembly on the ever-changing top floor of a tower construction project.
Read more about Mace’s ‘jump factories’ and their new digital sophistication in HOUSINGTODAY: Mace Unveils New Offsite Tower Build System