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Emerging Building, Construction Technologies Poised to Disrupt Housing, Developing, and More

May 29th, 2018 Comments off


This 10-minute video will show you some technologies that you will be familiar with, such as 3D Printing.


But it will also introduce you to technologies that you may not be familiar with at all.  This new TechZone video was posted earlier in May 2018, and it already boasts over a million views.


  • patio and road paving systems,
  • to tear down tech,
  • 3D printing,
  • to wall building drones,
  • robots that build walls faster than humans,
  • and more

this is a video that forward thinkers in the manufactured and modular housing industry will want to carefully digest.

We have a follow up Daily Business News report pending on a related process that is poised to launch later this year, or early in 2019.  It is a must for factory builders.  Stay tuned. ## (News, analysis, and expert commentary.)

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Are Emerging Building Technologies Poised to Supplant Manufactured Housing?

March 15th, 2017 Comments off

An EcoCor home. Credit: EcoCor.

In a period of rapid innovation, anything and everything, including the manufactured housing industry, is ripe for disruption. For Ecocor, a construction firm that manufactures, delivers and assembles high-performance buildings, they hope that their time is now.

MHProNews has learned that from the company that has started production on what they dub as the first Prefabricated Passive House, designed by Richard Pedranti Architect (RPA), a full service architecture firm, focusing on sustainable design.

Earlier this year, Ecocor and RPA announced their partnership to design and build Prefabricated Passive Houses and released their Solsken Line of model homes.

Elizabeth Scott, a jewelry artist who grew up in what she calls a “post and beam passive solar house,” is the first owner of the new home.

After growing up in my parent’s passive solar house, I always felt that it was too bad that the passive solar building technology did not develop further in the United States, until recently,” said Scott.

I was ecstatic to find that RPA|Ecocor’s Solsken Line of prefabricated Passive Houses employed 21st century building technology and quality materials, like foam-free, dense packed cellulose insulation. I was even more convinced that it had been worth my wait when I began working with RPA to customize the design of my home.


The RPA Passive Home. Credit: RPA.

Smith’s customized Passive House is one and a half stories and features four bathrooms and three bedrooms.

Elizabeth was Ecocor and RPA’s ideal first customer,” said Chris Corson, founder and technical director of Ecocor.

Her passion for a modern high performance home was apparent from the first time we sat down, and she showed an eagerness to work with us to ensure that RPA|Ecocor delivered her perfect Passive House.

RPA|Ecocor expects the entire process for homes to take six to eight months, with RPA’s computerized building models automatically providing instructions to the AB saw and production line inside the Ecocor facility, where the panelized wall and roof components are created.

Once fabricated, the panels will be loaded onto trucks and shipped to the site, which has been prepared for assembly. RPA’s design team, along with Ecocor’s construction crew, then work with local building partners to assemble the home, which is a two-week process.


Impact on the Manufactured Housing Industry?


Companies and projects like the one from RPA|Ecocor present a “looking glass” moment for the manufactured housing industry, as new technologies could possibly could result in more competition. While this particular system isn’t one that competes in price with manufactured housing today, there are others we are tracking that in just a few years could prove to be a direct challenger.

Consultant and trade publisher, L. A. “Tony” Kovach has periodically warned the industry about the possible threats that are a direct result of low-volume sales.

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has also spoken to the opportunity that exists for the manufactured housing industry, saying in part “the MH industry must take advantage of the Trump administration’s opportunities to attain the goal of producing hundreds of thousands of HUD code homes annually.”  More from MHARR, at this link here.

You can find more on the topic of items that Titus Dare, SVP of Eagle One Financial, notes are barriers for doing more manufactured home business at this link here. ##

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Canadian Modular Home Builder Provides Update on African Market Launch

February 2nd, 2017 Comments off

EHT home. Credit: EHT.

Enerdynamic Hybrid Technologies Corp. (EHT) provided an update this week on their Letter of Intent to build 50,000 homes in Ivory Coast for a branch of its military.

In a story covered by Daily Business News writer Matthew J. Silver on December 16th, Maple Leaf Holdings SA, of which EHT is a shareholder, was slated to construct two, three and four bedroom homes utilizing the company’s sustainable Advanced Modular Housing System for Foundation General Akissi, which provides military housing for the government.

EHT tells MHProNews that it was anticipated that the contract for the delivery of 50,000 homes would be finalized in January 2017 for a build-out of 10,000 home tranches with an update to be provided at that time.

As of January 30th, the company and the Foundation have started negotiations on the contracts necessary to begin the project and anticipate finalizing the agreement by early March. EHT has recently completed the installation of two fully equipped housing units, one off-grid/self-contained unit and the second configured as a net-metering system.


EHT Home in progress. Credit: EHT.

We were several weeks behind schedule in the completion of our sample units and the finalization of the contracts for this opportunity due to the holidays,” said EHT CEO John Gamble.

However, we remain confident in our product as well as in our ability to compete and win large housing contracts in West Africa as well as many similar projects around the globe.” ##

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