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Building Systems Community Learning Lounge

 

In the Building Systems Community, you will discover the ways systems can help you save time and money, help you minimize risk, and enable you to offer homes that have automatic points toward green-building certifications. You will also learn how to market and sell these types of homes effectively and get a firsthand look at how efficiently they come together onsite. Plus, there will be opportunities to meet the major manufacturers and suppliers to this emerging and important building sector and foster relationships that will help propel your business into the future.

Visit the Building Systems Councils Lounge to learn how adopting building systems can combat today’s difficult labor market and speed up construction time. Whether you are building a simple affordable cabin or a grand customized luxury home, there is no limit to what building systems can offer.

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Why Building Systems?

Building systems have many advantages, including a more streamlined construction process, improved quality control and reduced waste associated with traditional stick-built homes – all while reducing costs, making high-quality homes more affordable.

Modular, panelized, concrete, and log and timber frame home manufacturers, cut and prebuild individual components as well as entire homes within a factory-controlled environment using highly engineered construction methods. Systems-built houses are of the highest quality, meeting or exceeding the code requirements of where they are set.
Benefits of Building Systems

Labor Reduction. One of home builders' chief concerns across the nation is a lack of skilled labor. As the majority of systems-built home manufacturing happens at the factory, building systems can greatly reduce your reliance of subcontractors and the volatile labor market.

Less Onsite Build Time. NAHB analysis shows it typically only takes two days to set a modular home on its permanent foundation. In general, onsite build time can be greatly reduced using any component based systems, from prefabricated roof trusses to structural insolated panels or insulated concrete forms.

Reliability. The controlled environment inherent to systems-built construction means fewer delays due to weather or material procurement and enables builders to establish a more predictable and consistent building schedule.

Quality. Concrete, log, timber, modular and panelized (SIPs) homes are built to the same local building code standards as stick-built homes. In fact, to withstand the rigors of ground transportation, modular and panelized homes often exceed standards set by local jurisdictions. Concrete homes are rising in popularity due to the sustainable properties of the building material. Don't forget log and timber homes, which are certified for structural integrity by a third-party inspector before ever leaving the factory.

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