Monday, August 3, 2015

NAHB National Building Systems Week - Really?

Modcoach Note: Does anyone know which modular home factory(s) are participating in this? And why is it just now being promoted?

August 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 3, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Members of the Building Systems Councils (BSC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will celebrate National Building Systems Week Aug. 2 – 8 by offering model home tours, demonstrations and much more. 

This week-long national event aims to educate consumers on the differences between system-built homes versus traditional stick built homes and provide them with the information they need when planning for a new home.

“We are inviting members of the community to tour our factories, visit our model homes and experience and learn about the benefits of buying a systems-built home,” said BSC Chairman Dan Mitchell, owner and president of Eagle CDI Inc. in Seymour, Tenn. “What many consumers don’t realize is that once systems-built homes are completed they are indistinguishable from their traditional site-built cousins. And that’s something we want to be able to show consumers.”

Prefabricated by skilled craftsmen in an efficient, controlled setting, systems-built homes, which include modular, panelized, concrete, log and timber homes, provide home owners another alternative to home building that often saves the home owner time and money due to the way the homes are built.

Some of the benefits of prefab homes that consumers may want to consider, include:
·Building homes in a factory setting allows for more consistent quality due to uniform construction processes, training techniques and inspections. Homes are built in a controlled factory environment, making weather delays an all but eliminated thing of the past which saves the owner both time and money. In fact, custom modular homes are often move-in ready in about two-thirds the time needed for a comparable custom site-built home.
·Prefab houses are extremely strong. Because they have to withstand the rigors of transporting the home from the factory to the onsite location, they are often built with materials above and beyond what’s mandated for site construction. This added strength translates into a solid, energy-efficient structure once assembled and a home that’s more likely to withstand a natural disaster.
·Systems-built homes are often more tightly built and thus more energy efficient, which can result in lower heating and cooling costs for the home owner.
·Systems-built homes score high on the green-building scale because material waste is significantly reduced both in the factory and the job site. Assembly in an enclosed indoor environment allows them to fulfill some key components of green building certifications, including the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard.

·While most manufacturers have a portfolio of home plans to choose from, computer-assisted design (CAD) allows limitless design and customization possibilities when planning your new systems-built home.


Anonymous said...

Coach, this is so typical of the way the BSC works. Nobody knows anything until it's over and then we all wonder why we didn't know about it. If you want to know what is holding back modular housing, this is one of the prime examples of how the NAHB really doesn't just a shit about modular housing. We all need to support the MHBA and forget about he BSC once and for all.

Anonymous said...

This is sad to say but I didn't even know that the BSC still existed.

Builder Bob said...

Have you learned of any modular factory that will be holding an open house for this event? I would love to write to them and express my gratitude for helping the public learn about systems built housing.

Without the tireless effort of those involved with the BSC, new home buyers would still equate a modular home with a manufactured home.

Oh, wait a minute. They still do. Never mind.