Wednesday, September 16, 2020

BSC Member Leads Coalition to Increase Housing Supply in the Wake of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has no doubt had a significant impact on every aspect of life, including the housing industry. Despite the challenges the pandemic has presented, however, many in the industry have looked for ways they could help — through donations of medical and protective equipment, meals for essential workers and even plasma to help fight COVID-19. One member of the Building Systems Councils (BSC) saw an opportunity to help in a different capacity — but he would need the help of his fellow builders to really make an impact.

Vaughan Buckley, president of the Volumetric Building Companies, helped establish the Modular Mobilization Coalition (MMC), a group of 15 independent modular construction companies who own and operate 23 factories nationwide. Originally brought together to manufacture Supplemental Care Units (SCUs) to address the immediate medical needs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the coalition has expanded its focus to target highly repeatable building archetypes that help provide a variety of necessary residential and commercial projects, including not only medical buildings but market-rate multifamily developments and student dorms as well.

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