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September 9, 2021

Why Not Offsite?

I’m often asked why offsite home construction practices, which have been available for half a century or longer, should be expected to gain traction now. Granted, offsite solutions are not right for every project or every builder, but the industry environment seems to be evolving to favor many of these — primarily in light of the current labor and materials supply issues. Additionally, the predominant Millennial homebuying market attaches less negative stigma to factory-built or engineered housing solutions. In fact, Millennials tend to see factory-produced housing as “smarter” and more technologically advanced than traditional methods. So what’s continuing to keep builders from adopting offsite practices?

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