From an Entrepreneur.com online article by Pooja Singh:
Critics say prefab structures are substandard, ugly and unreliable. Antonio disagrees. “I wanted to prove that by partnering with great artists and designers, we can create a new line of prefab structures we can all be proud of.”
The increasing demand for such homes is also a proof. “People want homes fast and beautiful but cost efficient. When we started out, we’ve always strived to address the common pain points of most consumers, which are speed, cost and aesthetics. And by applying advanced robotics to our production systems, we are able to speed up the process, and bring down the overall cost of home construction,” says Anotnio.
True to his start-up’s name, Revolution Precrafted, Robbie Antonio believes he’s starting a revolution with his property business. Established in December 2015, Revolution Precrafted marries Antonio’s dream to fuse his experience in constructing exclusive buildings with his passion for contemporary art. Result: highly customisable prefabricated properties such as modular homes, condominiums, pavilions, pop-up retail stores, and fitness centres.
Module Design announced its latest project (a partnership with the URA & Bloomfield Garfield Corporation), a 4-unit mixed income development in Pittsburgh’s East End. One home, located at 5454 Black Street, is 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 1,280 square feet + 640 square feet of expandable space.
Fabricated off-site with the dependability of 21st century manufacturing. The home is a Zero Energy Ready Home, which “represents a whole new level of home performance, with rigorous requirements that ensure outstanding levels of energy savings, comfort, health, and durability.”
Basically, these homes must all have six key components:
The postwar boom made TV ubiquitous: In 1950, 3,880,000 households in America had a TV—about 9 percent of the total population. By 1960, 90 percent of all households had at least one. This was the golden age of appliance marketing for all kinds of durable goods, from cars to dishwashers, and television marketers initially took a curious tack with their wares. While the auto industry and manufacturers of coffee makers and cooktops positioned their products as accessible components of a high-tech future, the makers of television sets often sold their devices as elegant pieces of contemporary or even classic furniture.
Thomas James recently joined the recently launched Brilliant Builders program, a group of roughly two dozen large developers and homebuilders across the country installing smart home control systems from the San Mateo, California-based startup.
At a time when voice-control systems such as Alexa, Siri, and Google Home may dominate smart home discourse, the Brilliant control panel, a sort of universal remote for smart home devices that’s about as large as a typical light switch and can work with most existing products and networks, seeks to upend the market by arriving, pre-installed, with new homes. Diehl sees the controller as a perfect way to communicate a home’s high-tech features to potential buyers.
From Builderonline.com article by Jennifer Castenson:
“This solution takes housing into a new digital age of rich information about the home buyer. After Module Housing has the buyer complete a profile, the builder then has access to their current needs and future plans. And, instead of all their future plans going to big box merchants or online vendors, the sales go back to the builder, creating a new more sophisticated brand experience for the builder, not to mention elongating the revenue stream.”
“More than just demonstrating its ability to create 3D printed houses, the SRTI Park project also aims to reduce costs associated with construction. CyBe’s concrete 3D printers are developed for flexibility and speed—walls can be 3D printed in a single day—and do away with many of the costs of traditional construction methods.”
CyBe Construction, a Dutch specialist in concrete 3D printing, has been selected as the technology provider for a 3D printed house project in the UAE. The house will be built as part of the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park) initiative which aims to 3D print a series of buildings in the area with the goal of transforming the city of Sharjah into an architectural hub.
The first 3D printed house of the SRTI Park project, supported by CyBe and the American University of Sharjah (AUS), is expected to be built by Q3 2019. The house will be constructed using CyBe 3D printing construction technology with the help of students, faculty and researchers from AUS, who will be trained in using the AM platform.