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As more home builders look to alternative production solutions such as modular and full-scale panelization to combat labor shortages, volatile structural material prices, and an overall increase in cost to build, the level of design detail and collaboration with providers for new homes is paramount in achieving the benefits of industrialized construction. The design must change if home builders want to successfully transition from on-site stick-building to an off-site or factory-built model for the bulk of their structural needs. Our Doug Van Lerberghe spoke to Pro Builder about the customization of modular projects. Van Lerberghe explains how to make projects look less modular upon delivery.

Read more about what he had to say here.


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