August 4-10 is being hailed in Washington, D. C. as National Building Systems Week, with demonstrations and model home and factory tours to educate consumers about the merits of off-site built housing. Sponsored by the Building Systems Council (BSC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the event includes modular, concrete, panelized and log homes that can save time and money compared to a traditional-build home. In addition, as realestaterama informs MHProNews, their energy efficiency can be unparalleled, and computer-assisted design (CAD) allows unlimited customization of the structure. “Another great quality of systems-built homes is that once they are completed they are indistinguishable from their traditional site-built cousins,” says BSC Chairman Kevin Flaherty, vice president of marketing for Genesis Homes and Champion Home Builders, Inc.
(Photo credit: National Association of Home Builders–modular home in progress)