WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 3, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Members of the Building Systems Councils (BSC) of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will celebrate National Building Systems Week Aug. 2 – 8 by offering model home tours, demonstrations and much more. This week-long national event aims to educate consumers on the differences between system-built homes versus traditional stick built homes and provide them with the information they need when planning for a new home.
“We are inviting members of the community to tour our factories, visit our model homes and experience and learn about the benefits of buying a systems-built home,” said BSC Chairman Dan Mitchell, owner and president of Eagle CDI Inc. in Seymour, Tenn. “What many consumers don’t realize is that once systems-built homes are completed they are indistinguishable from their traditional site-built cousins. And that’s something we want to be able to show consumers.”
Prefabricated by skilled craftsmen in an efficient, controlled setting, systems-built homes, which include modular, panelized, concrete, log and timber homes, provide home owners another alternative to home building that often saves the home owner time and money due to the way the homes are built. Some of the benefits of prefab homes that consumers may want to consider, include:
·Building homes in a factory setting allows for more consistent quality due to uniform construction processes, training techniques and inspections. Homes are built in a controlled factory environment, making weather delays an all but eliminated thing of the past which saves the owner both time and money. In fact, custom modular homes are often move-in ready in about two-thirds the time needed for a comparable custom site-built home.
·Prefab houses are extremely strong. Because they have to withstand the rigors of transporting the home from the factory to the onsite location, they are often built with materials above and beyond what’s mandated for site construction. This added strength translates into a solid, energy-efficient structure once assembled and a home that’s more likely to withstand a natural disaster.
·Systems-built homes are often more tightly built and thus more energy efficient, which can result in lower heating and cooling costs for the home owner.
·Systems-built homes score high on the green-building scale because material waste is significantly reduced both in the factory and the job site. Assembly in an enclosed indoor environment allows them to fulfill some key components of green building certifications, including the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard.
·While most manufacturers have a portfolio of home plans to choose from, computer-assisted design (CAD) allows limitless design and customization possibilities when planning your new systems-built home.
To find a builder or manufacturer member of the BSC and to see photo and video galleries of building systems home types, visit http://www.nahb.org/en/members/Committees-and-Councils/Councils/Building-Systems-Councils/BSC-week.aspx.
ABOUT THE BSC: The Building Systems Councils of the National Association of Home Builders is made up of manufacturer, builder and associate members who advocate building with concrete, log, timber, modular, or panelized systems. Systems-built homes are constructed to the same code standards and reflect the same, and often enhanced, quality levels as any site-built construction. The advantage of systems-building is it’s done in a fraction of the time, with a fraction of the waste, which can significantly reduce costs. Many systems-built homes also are inherently environmentally friendly adding a “green” label to the finished home. For more information, visit www.nahb.org/bsc.
ABOUT NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.
Follow us on Twitter: @NAHBMedia.