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The Future Is Now: Lead, Don't Wallow

Building Tech & Products 05.21.21

The Future Is Now: Lead, Don't Wallow

The capability challenge, our Dream Team posits, can only be solved through the embrace of data, technology, process and a pivot to collaboration in a dog-eat-dog culture.

Why Factories Produce Only 3% Of New Homes In The US

Building Tech & Products 07.29.21

Why Factories Produce Only 3% Of New Homes In The US

Now -- when start-to-completion cycles are stretching to 6 months and beyond -- might be an opportune time for big players to huddle and solve for the future role of factories.

RIP Katerra: A Bold Play That Failed To Get A Real-World Footing

Building Tech & Products 06.02.21

RIP Katerra: A Bold Play That Failed To Get A Real-World Footing

A TBD exclusive analysis: here are three why's of Katerra's fail, and three critical take-aways that builders need for their own survival in the future of housing.

Tracy Reboot: VBC Breathes Life Into Plant Out Of Katerra's Ashes

Building Tech & Products 08.04.21

Tracy Reboot: VBC Breathes Life Into Plant Out Of Katerra's Ashes

The Philadelphia-based multifamily modular innovator Vaughan Buckley looks to build on a housing-as-a-service model he's ramping up with a track record of success.

Ground Game: If Builders Want To Dig Out Of Their Lumber Woes, Slabs Count

Building Tech & Products 04.21.21

Ground Game: If Builders Want To Dig Out Of Their Lumber Woes, Slabs Count

The lowly slab is a critical path issue to homes that build straight, square, and level, which is the only way they’ll build faster, on budget, and at a high quality standard. Slabs, according to NAHB analysis of Survey of Construction data, account for 63% of new home foundations.

Building Tech & Products 06.29.21

Katerra Post-Mortems Raise Risk Of Missing The Point Of The Fail

Here are two utterly simple, common-sense insights few mention as they delve into what led to the untimely demise of construction's late, great Unicorn.

Building Tech & Products 06.03.21

The Building World Debates Katerra: Bad Model or Execution

Here's what we're hearing from TBD audience members on the question of whether it was Katerra's business strategy or execution that doomed it to fail.