29 Aug '11, 12pm

Does @bluhomes solve "the problem of modern prefab?" They are certainly doing interesting things.

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 client and completion, particularly with new modern designs. At Blu, Todd describes a different process: Blu architects draw the folding domiciles on a system called CATIA, made by Dassault Systèmes. Boeing uses the same program to design and stress-test airliners. When changes are made the algorithms make engineering adjustments, calculate the cost and send a bill of materials to the factory floor. Blu is rolling out a new interface that allows...

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