Reduce cycle time by using prefabricated components in home construction

Reduce Cycle Time for Home Construction

Reduce cycle time by using prefabricated components in home construction.

Speed and efficiency matter in today’s building environment – it’s how successful investors keep developers working, developers keep contractors working, contractors keep tradespeople working and real estate agents keep handing the keys to happy homeowners.

We understand the pressure. We launched our company during one of the toughest economic downturns in US history, and here we are…2009 wasn’t kind to anyone in the construction trades.

So, why has our business thrived during some of the most serious downturns in the housing market?

Because we understand the importance of minimizing cycle time on a construction site. 

Real estate developers need to turn their investment into a paycheck quickly.

Consumers want – and need – affordable housing. But they also demand a level of environmental accountability and building quality that will stand the test of time. 

These are difficult demands to balance if you’re doing ground-up construction onsite. It’s far easier to save time, money and material if you’re building a home – or an entire neighborhood – in a controlled environment using the best technology and expertise the industry has to offer. 

Prefabricated homes used to conjure up images of cookie-cutter buildings lacking personality and style. That’s simply not the case anymore. 

The benefits of front end planning.

Thanks to advances in 3D software, designers, architects and builders are able to collaborate on home design long before the first 2-by-4 hits the shop floor. Every home can have a unique feature – an extra dormer window or vaulted ceiling –  and the materials can be mapped out on the computer and then on the shop floor, not on the construction site.

When the walls and trusses are delivered onsite, they’re tailor-made for the specific blueprint envisioned by the architect and, more importantly, meet code for the building inspector.

A stitch in time saves nine.

Cycle time can grow when the framing materials don’t match the specifications for the plumber, electrician or drywaller. When all the stakeholders are able to manipulate a blueprint before the first piece of lumber is trimmed, the tradespeople onsite get almost Leggo-like components that can be assembled quickly and easily. And the other trades can follow in their wake knowing what to expect.

In a climate where trained tradespeople are hard to secure, this is especially valuable. Skilled framers are difficult to find, but workers willing and able to swing a hammer and follow instructions can raise prefabricated walls in a home with speed and efficiency.

Electricians, plumbers, painters and flooring experts know they’ll be coming into a project with few surprises – the variables have been dealt with during the front-end planning stage.

Working to your strengths.

We pride ourselves on taking the time before a home or apartment is constructed to consult the designers, architects, structural engineers, and the shop floor employees who actually handle the raw materials. Every stakeholder has input to share, and they’re all motivated to reduce the cycle time on a job site.

We’ve learned that addressing potential problems onsite before the lumber has met the saw blade saves everyone time and money. Our top-down approach to building a home keeps the cycle time manageable, while delivering a high quality product consistently.

If you’d like to learn more about our services, we’d love to hear from you.

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