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Unraveling Modular Construction: Volumetric vs Panelized Approach

Modular construction has emerged as a game-changer in the construction industry, where innovation and efficiency take center stage. Among the various methodologies, the choice between volumetric vs panelized approaches has gained prominence, with each offering unique advantages. This article explores the differences between volumetric and panelized construction for both developers and manufacturers. 

Topics: Offsite & Modular Construction, Blogs, Residential, Volumetric, Panelized

Accurate Steel Fab: Revolutionizing US Construction with Steel Framing


Howard Akin, CEO at Accurate Steel Fab & Prime Development Capital, heads a consortium of integrated companies specializing in construction.  Accurate Steel Fab (ASF), is their light gauge steel manufacturing business, which emerged over three years ago with a strategic focus on finding an innovative solution to speed up construction and generate returns for investors. Their adoption of FRAMECAD roll-forming equipment marked a significant milestone, enabling the manufacturing of pre-panelized steel components for US residential construction and commercial projects throughout Texas. 

Topics: Case Studies, Benefits of Cold Formed Steel Construction, Residential

Applying Design for Manufacture & Assembly to Residential Construction


In the progressive realm of US residential construction, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for achieving success. One key methodology gaining traction in the industry is Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA). DFMA is a strategic approach that optimizes the design process to enhance efficiency in manufacturing and assembly, ultimately leading to cost savings, faster construction timelines and standardization. In this article, we'll dig into the principles of DFMA and explore how residential developers can leverage this methodology to their advantage. 

Topics: eBooks, Residential, DFMA

Offsite Construction: The Differences Between Prefabrication & Modular


Residential developers are always looking for new ways to simplify the construction process. Offsite construction, prefabrication and modular construction are often considered.  

While they may seem interchangeable at first glance there are subtleties between them. This article aims to provide a clear understanding of these differences and how each method can contribute to the future of US residential construction

Topics: Offsite & Modular Construction, Benefits of Cold Formed Steel Construction, Residential

Steel Framing's Health Benefits in US Residential Construction


The pursuit of creating healthier homes has become a paramount concern in US residential construction. Developers are increasingly recognizing the impact of building materials on the well-being of occupants. In this quest for healthier living spaces, steel framing emerges as a game-changer, offering a myriad of benefits that contribute to homeowners' overall health and wellness.

Topics: eBooks, Benefits of Cold Formed Steel Construction, Residential

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