The Modular Building IndustryModular Homebuilding Factory

Rethinking the Building Process



While the aerospace industry developed the space shuttle and the computer industry perfected the microchip, a quiet revolution in homebuilding began to take shape through the vision and efforts of a few companies like North American Housing, a company committed to searching for a better way to build.

Unlike a host of the other industries, the homebuilding industry has been slow to embrace new and untested methods of manufacture, satisfied with the building methods of the past. Inexpensive and plentiful materials and labor eliminated the incentive to develop innovative construction processes. Fortunately, while the bulk of the building industry remained satisfied with the status quo, the modular housing industry was hard at work testing, improving and perfecting the products and processes that reflect a new standard for state-of-the-art construction available today.

It is no longer acceptable to waste precious resources or rely on past practices to meet the challenges and demands of the future. During the last quarter century, the modular housing industry has developed the technology and products to fulfill America’s housing needs into the 21st century. Like the practical application of many advances fostered by the aerospace and computer industry, many techniques and products pioneered by modular producers are commonplace in all new homes.

Today the application of modular technology reaches far beyond the humble beginnings of the 1960’s. From offices to apartments, the entire global shelter industry recognizes the benefits of modular construction:

 
  • Stronger framing
  • Reduced interest costs
  • Improved quality control
  • Better purchasing power
  • Minimized theft and vandalism 

  • Less waste
  • Less weather damage
  • More stable pricing
  • Faster build out
  • Greater accuracy


Although the advantages of modular technology have been accepted for many years, a lack of innovative design and flexibility limited the application of modular techniques to a narrow segment of the construction industry. Today, with enhanced computer graphics, state-of-the-art materials and enlightened design teams, modular housing rivals the most intricate site-built designs with greater flexibility and “curb appeal”.

Whether you are in the market for a starter home, a vacation home, a custom home or a retirement home, the modular housing industry can meet your needs for exceptional quality at affordable prices. In today’s world, that’s an unbeatable combination.