29 Aug '11, 12pm

Has Blu Homes "Solved The Problem of Modern Prefab"?

Folding Prefab builder Blu Homes is in the news a lot recently, with a rave in Forbes Magazine written by Todd Woody, who used to write great environmental business news articles for Business 2.0. Many things about Blu Homes are transformational compared to normal modular construction, which is essentially wood frame construction broken up into modules with sizes set by road transport restrictions, and built in a factory instead of on the site. Blu is different. Their folding technology solves the width and transport problem, and their computers! Oh, their computers. When I was in the modular biz, I would meet with a client, sketch a plan, fill out a finish schedule, grab the big pricing book and figure out a price, give the sketch to a draughtsman who would do working drawings that would be printed and given to carpenters who would build it. Many a mistake was made twixt ...

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