Did you know in 2012, only 3.4 percent of all United States construction was modular?
In the words of Irontown Homes’ Business Development Manager, Kam Valgardson, “We’ve got a long way to go.” Which is exactly one of the issues The University of Utah’s Integrated Technology in Architecture Center (ITAC) aimed to address at its Prefab Wood Workshop on March 11.
Irontown Homes, Euclid Timber, WoodWorks USA, and Strucsoft Solutions teamed with ITAC to present a workshop on the advantages of prefab construction using wood, and the many strides that need to be made toward increasing prefab and modular construction.
Each company had its own viewpoint, but everyone agreed: the advantages of prefab wood construction are far and wide and should be utilized more by industry leaders.
Kam Valgardson gave a presentation on Irontown’s prefab building method, and the process of placing modular homes. After discussing the cost and time advantages of prefab, modular building, Kam continued to discuss Irontown’s placement process, from hauling the modules via truckload to craning the modules into place on the property.
The ITAC program has a close relationship with Irontown Homes and works closely with industry professionals to expose students to new and advancing methods of building.
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