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Tiny home on Amazon goes viral, sells out

The Amazon effect has come to the tiny home market. A kit to build a small studio-style cabin sold out almost instantly after its post on the e-commerce giant went viral. The maker of...

Tiny home on Amazon goes viral, sells out
Marriott to build the tallest modular hotel in the world in NoMad

Marriott to build the tallest modular hotel in the world in NoMad

UPDATE, Monday, August 5, 2019: The next chapter in the arms race to build the tallest hotel using modular...

Marriott to build the tallest modular hotel in the world in NoMad
City issues first affordable housing RFP requiring modular construction

City issues first affordable housing RFP requiring modular construction

The city’s requests for proposals often come with affordable housing requirements, but this one has a rare proviso: The...

City issues first affordable housing RFP requiring modular construction
Stop, hammer time: Q&A with NYC construction boss Anthony Rinaldi

Stop, hammer time: Q&A with NYC construction boss Anthony Rinaldi

The world’s tallest modular hotel, according to its builder, is also the “worst nightmare” for union construction companies. “Modular...

Stop, hammer time: Q&A with NYC construction boss Anthony Rinaldi
City’s hospitals turn to modular construction as they spend billions updating facilities

City’s hospitals turn to modular construction as they spend billions updating facilities

As the region’s healthcare institutions spend billions to modernize and expand their facilities, hospitals in the city are turning...

City’s hospitals turn to modular construction as they spend billions updating facilities
Are oversized Lego blocks the building material of the future?

Are oversized Lego blocks the building material of the future?

  NYC lost its one its only modular home manufactures at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 2016. Still, modular...

Are oversized Lego blocks the building material of the future?
CitizenM developing pre-fab hotel on the Bowery

CitizenM developing pre-fab hotel on the Bowery

Hotel developer and operator citizenM is planning the 20-story, 300-room project at 185 Bowery. A Dutch company constructed the...

CitizenM developing pre-fab hotel on the Bowery
California developer might use shipping containers for low-income housing

California developer might use shipping containers for
low-income housing

California developer John Sobrato spent decades building offices for Silicon Valley tech giants. These days the billionaire businessman wants...

California developer might use shipping containers for
low-income housing
Forest City sells modular division

Forest City sells modular division

Forest City Ratner sold off its modular-building business to a former vice president at the firm, ending the developer’s brief and largely unsuccessful experiment with the prefab initiative.

Forest City sells modular division
Capsys modules come to life as “Lego Building” in Bronx

Capsys modules come to life as “Lego Building” in Bronx

Could it be that modular construction is the grown-up version of playing with Legos? Before the shuttering of its Brooklyn...

Capsys modules come to life as “Lego Building” in Bronx
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