IWBC Podcast with Jerker Lessing

A conversation with offsite building pioneer Gerry McCaughey

Listen to the Podcast Hear IWBC Keynote Speaker Gerry McCaughey, CEO of California-based Entekra in an insightful Q&A podcast discussing a diversity of topics, including: Why is Europe so far ahead of North America in offsite construction? What is the difference between prefabricated components and fully integrated offsite construction? How does the quality of fully integrated… Read more »

Construction is Moving Up in the World... Are You Coming?

Construction is Moving up in the World… Are you Coming?

Construction hasn’t changed much in the last few decades. In fact, labor productivity actually declined by 19% between 1995 and 2015 . While innovation has improved equipment and technology, the process of building hasn’t undergone a major change for some time. Severe shortages of skilled onsite labor, rising labor costs and a lack of affordable housing are… Read more »

Metsä Wood’s Offsite Solutions Change the Construction Game

The construction industry is undergoing a major transition, with construction moving from building sites to off-site manufacturing. Fully-integrated off-site manufacturing vastly increases construction accuracy, quality and efficiency. Manufacturing can take place at the same time as foundations are being laid, reducing time to building occupancy by as much as 50%. Precision manufacturing leads to higher… Read more »

Andrew Waugh Pioneers a Whole New Way to Build

Andrew Waugh is a founding director of Waugh Thistleton Architects and one of the leading advocates of the use of engineered timber and offsite construction. From cinemas to synagogues, Waugh’s award-winning designs are championing the cause of low-carbon construction. His use of new technologies and innovative methods of construction have seen the design of several… Read more »