Survey Insights: Overcoming Barriers to Advanced Technology Adoption in Modular Construction
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by Gary Fleisher
2d ago
In a recent edition of the Modular Home Source newsletter, we posed a crucial question to over 3,000 construction industry professionals: “What is your biggest challenge in adopting advanced technologies like BIM, automation, and robotics?” . The responses provided a detailed look at the hurdles the industry faces in embracing these transformative technologies, revealing insights that are essential for driving future growth and innovation. Integration with Existing Systems – 33.3% Leading the survey, with 33.3% of respondents, was the challenge of integrating advanced technologies with existin ..read more
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SEC Concludes Its Investigation Into Housing Manufacturer Boxabl
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by Gary Fleisher
3d ago
On July 12, 2024, BOXABL Inc. (the “Company”) received notification from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement (the “Division”) that it has concluded its investigation of the Company and does not intend to recommend any enforcement action at this time. . “We are appreciative of the SEC’s thorough review and recent decision. The SEC’s review spanned nearly a year and included our production of hundreds of thousands of documents and information. Boxabl’s books and records remain open and available for inspection when required by any governmental agency. Boxabl will al ..read more
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Tackling America’s Affordable Housing Crisis: Modcoach Answers the Tough Questions
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by Gary Fleisher
4d ago
The low-income and affordable housing crisis in America is a multifaceted issue, sparking debates across political, economic, and social arenas. Despite various solutions proposed by stakeholders, including governments, non-profits, and private developers, a universal approach to implementing meaningful change remains elusive.  I decided to look into the reasons behind the lack of significant, organized progress, while also suggesting unique answers to these persistent challenges. Increased Funding for Affordable Housing One of the most straightforward solutions proposed is the increase ..read more
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Critical Preparations Needed Before Adding Low-Income and Affordable Housing in Large Cities
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by Gary Fleisher
5d ago
As major cities grapple with housing shortages, the quest to add low-income and affordable housing becomes increasingly urgent. However, a recent debate in New York City highlights that simply building new apartments is not enough.  The city’s ambitious “City of Yes” plan, spearheaded by Mayor Eric Adams, aims to bring thousands of new apartments to the East Bronx. Yet, City Council members have raised significant concerns, emphasizing that the chosen areas lack the essential infrastructure needed to support such growth. The Bronx Metro-North Neighborhood Plan is a cornerstone of this in ..read more
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Why Are We in This Stinking Affordable Housing Situation?
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by Gary Fleisher
6d ago
The housing market in the United States is facing a critical juncture, with a growing disparity between home prices and household incomes.  . According to the most recent data from Realtor.com®, as of February 2024, the typical household would need to earn $99,000 to afford a median-priced home of $415,500. This figure includes property taxes and insurance costs and assumes a 10% down payment. However, the typical household income in America was only about $75,000 in 2022, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. This discrepancy between income and housing costs has created a significant b ..read more
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The Rise of Tiny Home Villages: An Awkward Response to the Homeless Crisis
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by Gary Fleisher
1w ago
Tiny homes offer cities more patch than solution to homelessness In response to a nationwide crisis that has left over 650,000 people without housing, tiny home villages for the homeless have proliferated across the United States in recent years. From just 34 in 2019, the number has surged to 123, according to Missouri State University researcher Yetimoni Kpeebi. Notably, 43% of these villages have been privately funded by philanthropists, businesses, and corporations. In 2022, a cluster of tiny homes occupied space in downtown Santa Barbara, California. The number of tiny home villages in th ..read more
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The Power of Meditation: A Key to Focus and Preparedness for Leaders in the Offsite Construction Industry
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by Gary Fleisher
1w ago
Offsite construction leaders are constantly faced with the challenge of making crucial decisions, managing multiple projects, and staying ahead of industry trends. As the demands of the job increase, maintaining focus and preparedness becomes essential.  . A recent CDC study found the suicide rate for construction workers is the second highest of all industries. According to the CDC, 53.3 construction workers out of every 100,000 workers commit suicide. In stark contrast, the average suicide rate in the United States is just 12.93 individuals per 100,000 people. One powerful tool that ha ..read more
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Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis: The Promise and Pitfalls of Modular and Prefabricated Housing
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by Gary Fleisher
1w ago
The affordable housing crisis has become a pressing issue across the globe, leaving many searching for innovative solutions.  . Modular and prefabricated components, with their numerous advantages, can significantly address the housing shortage. However, several challenges and barriers may hinder their widespread adoption.  Here are 25 reasons why offsite is a great choice and 25 hurdles it needs to overcome: The Promise of Modular and Prefabricated Housing Cost Efficiency: Modular homes often come at a lower cost due to mass production and reduced labor expenses. This cost efficien ..read more
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Are You Looking for Independence From Your Current Job?
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by Gary Fleisher
1w ago
July is the official month of Independence in the US. Starting with the 4th of July holiday weekend, this month is also known as the vacation month for millions of us and when Baseball’s All-Star Game is played. One more thing to add to that list. It’s Independence Day from your old job month. To help you do it, check out the latest job listings and openings in the offsite construction industry. The Active Candidates section below represents candidates actively looking for new career opportunities. Contact us for information on Passive Candidates. The Open Positions section represents companie ..read more
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Survey Insights: “The Future of Modular Factories in 2025”
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by Gary Fleisher
1w ago
In a recent Modular Home Source newsletter edition, I posed a critical question to my readers:  “Which scenario do you foresee for modular factories in 2025?”  The responses revealed a spectrum of expectations and concerns, shedding light on the potential trajectory of the modular construction industry in the near future. More Factories Closing – 40.2% The most striking finding from the survey was that 40.2% of respondents anticipate more factories closing by 2025. This sentiment reflects a significant level of pessimism within the industry, driven by a combination of factors. Econom ..read more
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