Sunday, 27 June 2021

So, You Want to Build a House More Efficiently?

quote [ The combination of consumer tastes, low dollar value per volume building components, and the complexity of buildings inhibit efforts to scale.

Prefabbing construction is almost always more expensive than comparable site-built construction. High overhead, capital intensity, and high transportation costs eat away at cost savings. Adoption rates of new technologies are painfully slow. On-site integration can be challenging. ]

Interesting blog post about why construction is still so manual.

More here: https://constructionphysics.substack.com/p/why-did-agriculture-mechanize-and
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C18H27NO3 said @ 9:10pm GMT on 28th June
As with other things, the industry will change when it wants to change, or stops making money. Then and only then will industry in the west change. Cheaper, Better, More Efficient will always be an outlier, and more expensive than the norm in the short run, but nobody cares about long term benefits.

Technology and concepts for cheap/ modular housing have existed forever. Industry standards are dictated by the industry, and expecting government or something else to change it is a fools errand. At least in the USA.


C18H27NO3 said @ 9:12pm GMT on 28th June
As with other things, the industry will change when it wants to change, or stops making money. Then and only then will industry in the west change. Cheaper, Better, More Efficient will always be an outlier, and more expensive than the norm in the short run, but nobody cares about long term benefits.

Technology and concepts for cheap/ modular housing have existed forever. Industry standards are dictated by the industry, and expecting government or something else to change it is a fools errand. At least in the USA. Just remember that economic indicators in the US include housing developments and construction. Feed the industry, and "the economy is strong!!!"



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C18H27NO3 said @ 9:10pm GMT on 28th June [Score:1 Interesting]
As with other things, the industry will change when it wants to change, or stops making money. Then and only then will industry in the west change. Cheaper, Better, More Efficient will always be an outlier, and more expensive than the norm in the short run, but nobody cares about long term benefits.

Technology and concepts for cheap/ modular housing have existed forever. Industry standards are dictated by the industry, and expecting government or something else to change it is a fools errand. At least in the USA. Just remember that economic indicators in the US include housing developments and construction. Feed the industry, and "the economy is strong!!!"




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