Modular Construction and Affordable Housing with Steven Haylestrom

December 7, 2022

“There’s no doubt in my mind, no doubt whatsoever, that a modular project is going to have a higher degree of quality than a conventional project. Modular allows even a small manufacturing facility to produce, you know, 100 homes in a year.”- Steven Haylestrom, The Modular Solution/Rise Up Modular

Construction is an ancient profession with deep roots in cultures around the world. While other industries change rapidly, our approach to constructing homes and buildings iterates at a snail’s pace.

As the need for homes grows, new construction techniques offer a much-needed update. Modular construction, where modules are built in factories and assembled on-site, is at the forefront of this innovation.

However, does a modular approach offer enough to sway contractors, architects, and decision-makers? Can it upset established methods, or will it remain niche, useful only in massive, repetitive projects?

Topics discussed in this interview:

  • Steven’s background in modular construction
  • How does modular construction differ?
  • The biggest roadblock for modular construction today
  • Specific benefits for choosing modular over traditional construction
  • Quality and standards development
  • The unique advantage of modular
  • Advancements in construction methods
  • The new role of the architect
  • Design technology in modular construction

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