Category: Industry Insight

Industry Insight | October 3rd, 2018

You Can’t Live In Your Car!

When qualifying for a mortgage, your income and debts that you have determine what purchase price you are able to buy at. I hear quite often from clients that they have worked hard to build and maintain great credit, saved a down payment and are ready to make the leap into home ownership.  However, after I […]

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Industry Insight | August 12th, 2016

Modular/prefab is now mainstream but it is certainly not new. [Part 3]

Modular construction is gaining popularity around the world! While it is now the construction method preferred by many for its improved efficiencies over site building, it is certainly not a new construction method. It has been around for centuries. This blog is part (3) of the series; blog (1) referenced documented examples of prefab/modular construction […]

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Industry Insight | July 7th, 2016

Work With Professionals – Look for the Logos!

For over 40 years, the Modular Housing Association has been the voice of the factory built housing industry in the Prairies. Members agree to adhere to a strict code of ethics and must prove they meet the requirements of membership. We have been proud members of the Association since its inception in the early 1970’s. […]

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Industry Insight | July 9th, 2015

Modular Construction Around the World

Modular construction is not only being adopted by local builders as their preferred construction method, it is gaining in popularity around the world. Globally, output from the industry is estimated to be more than $90 billion USD (2012 statistics), up from $60 billion USD in 2011. Asia-Pacific is the largest regional market, accounting for 49.3% […]

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Industry Insight | June 5th, 2014

Modular/prefab is now mainstream, but it is certainly not new. [Part 2]

Using preassembled building components, in whole or in part, is absolutely a better way to build, but it is certainly not a new construction method. Prefabrication has been around for centuries. This blog is part (2) of the series, blog (1) referenced documented examples of prefab/modular construction pre-1900.  In the 1800’s, before tradespeople and materials […]

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Industry Insight | May 29th, 2014

Modular/prefab is now mainstream, but it is certainly not new. [Part 1]

News articles are frequently popping up about “new” modular or “new” prefab construction methods as both gain popularity throughout the world. Using pre-assembled building components, in whole or in part, is absolutely a better way to build, but it is certainly not a new construction method. Prefabrication has been around for centuries.       […]

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Industry Insight | July 20th, 2012

Great Visionaries

While modular construction methods are gaining in popularity and becoming more main stream than ever before, it is certainly not a new concept. In 1968, Zachry Construction Corporation built the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel in San Antonio, Texas for the Texas World Fair. According to the Modular Building Institute, the 21 storey, 500 room […]

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Industry Insight | June 21st, 2012

The World’s Tallest Building – Constructed in 90 Days!

If quick turnaround and reduced construction scheduling is critical to your project’s success, modular construction has significant advantages over conventional site built methodology. Some modular buildings can be built in as little as 60 to 90 days. Furthermore, prefabricated buildings are built in manufacturing plants, so construction is never delayed by weather conditions and always […]

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