CATALYZING NEW MARKETS IN CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS SESSION TWO - RECORDED SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2020
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Interest in ADUs and other secondary units has skyrocketed in California in the last few years thanks to new state-level legislation making them permissible state-wide. This strong increase in demand has created space for new players and new ideas in the building industry. These smaller structures have a host of unique needs and potential, including different supply chains, using new materials or old ones in new ways, and integrating technology from the beginning. Their size (between ~400-1,200 sq. feet) allows for experimentation with pre-fabrication in factories, using new methods like additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing), and delivering panels or modular units to job sites for faster
construction times on-site,the efficiency of material use, and standardization in product quality and performance. They also create a secondary market of innovation like using technology to batch projects, co-manage construction, or increase transparency in the building process.
Our speakers come from three very different companies and leverage technology, materials, and supply chains to innovatively address some of the gaps and opportunities present in the ADU space.
John is passionate about developing disruptive products, strategies, and business processes. Recent work includes modular and component building systems with FACET, intelligent furniture, advanced textiles, and automated daylight/shade control systems. John is on the Board of Build It Green.
Mighty Buildings is a construction-technology company using 3D printing, robotics, and automation to unlock productivity and create new types of construction jobs for new entrants.
“Because it is end-to-end digital fabrication, if there’s a design change late in the process that’s not an added cost for us. It’s just a change in the model which then gets converted automatically into the code that runs the 3D printer and the robots.”
Group Delphi is a 30-year-old exhibit design firm. His company is leveraging its existing global supply chain and pivoting to deliver ADUs constructed with panelized systems to help address the housing crisis.
“The weakness of the housing industry is not innovation, it’s integration.”
Interested in designing ADUs?New Avenue Homes is hiring designers or architects interested in residential design, and builders with a contractor’s license who are team players and understand the construction project management process.