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System Build Lifestyle
39 minutes | Jul 11, 2018
15: Panelization - Another System Build Technique
Tedd Benson, Founder of Bensonwood and Unity Homes, joins us on the SBL to share how he’s been revolutionizing the construction world since 1973\. Bensonwood has been producing high performance panel system homes for over 40 years. In that time, Tedd has been constantly innovating, studying and adapting top quality techniques and equipment from all over the world to make timber frame panels. With a new factory coming on line, Bensonwood is poised to be a leader in the system build arena for another 40 years.
43 minutes | Jun 27, 2018
14: Connecting Offsite Construction Systems
Tim Kuntz, Business Development Professional, joins us on the SBL to share how he is helping drive innovative construction processes using Offsite Construction Systems. From micro-living and right-sizing housing projects to affordable living solutions, Tim helps connect people and companies to the best construction systems for the job. Take a listen as Tim recounts stories from over 10 years of offsite construction solutions.
35 minutes | Jun 13, 2018
13: USDA Home Loans Explained
Scott Wilson, Director of Single Family Housing Programs for the USDA, joins us on the SBL to demystify the USDA Home Loan programs. Loans through the USDA can provide underserved populations with the opportunity of homeownership. These loans can often be insufficient to purchase an existing home but can help people in rural areas build manufactured, modular or stick built houses, often in places where there are no pre-existing homes available on the market. With zero-down payment options, these loan programs truly allow more people to live their best lifestyle.
36 minutes | May 30, 2018
12: Meet The NAHB’s Building System Councils
Devin Perry, director of the NAHB’s Building Systems Councils (BSC), joins us on the SBL to talk about how his national level organization is supporting the off-site construction trend. The BSC supports modular, panelized, concrete, log and timber frame homes. The Council sponsors educational and networking events like the annual Mega-Tour and Building Systems Showcase to raise awareness of the flexibility of building systems for many residential applications.
43 minutes | May 16, 2018
11: System Builds - Silicon Valley Meets Construction
Mike Rock, President of Construction at Katerra, joins us on SBL to share how his company is revolutionizing the construction world. Katerra is using the Henry Ford model of assembly lines to systemize how construction products are made. By applying this principle to manufacturing, technology, and materials, Katerra creates large, factory built pieces that can be assembled like legos, rather than each component being assembled by hand on-site. This methodology is improving quality, shortening building time and saving money!
39 minutes | May 2, 2018
10: The Ageless Home™ and Universal Design
Valerie Jurik-Henry, Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), joins us on the SBL to share why homebuilders and architects need to be considering Ageless Housing concepts in their designs. From baby strollers to wheelchairs, shorter people to taller folk, houses serve the needs of many ages and abilities. Universal Design concepts like master bedrooms on the ground floor, open living spaces, and kitchens without upper cabinets benefit all walks of life. Building Ageless Homes™ not only adds convenience for the current homeowners but will also increase the resale value as the population ages and looks to buy homes with these features.
47 minutes | Apr 18, 2018
9: Going to Modular Construction School
Lance Cayko and Alex Gore, principles at F9 Productions, join us on the SBL to play Modular Construction Jeopardy. After 8 episodes of SBL, how good is your knowledge of all things modular? Play along with Lance, Alex and Devon as Audree quizzes these construction experts on their system build know-how. This episode is jam packed with facts and tidbits that will make you a System Build Lifestyle Expert!
35 minutes | Apr 4, 2018
8: System Builds – The Evolution of Construction
Jason Davis, President of Colorado Modular Homes (CMH), joins us on the SBL to talk system builds. CMH has been producing high-quality custom modular homes since 2005\. Not only does CMH have off-site construction mastered, but they have also developed a four-step Road Home process to guide the homebuilder through the design and building process. This episode also explores how modular home construction is following a similar evolution to window systems. A hundred years ago, windows were built on-site during the construction process. Now, of course, window systems are delivered to the job site ready to be installed. Is stick built construction about to become obsolete, too?
31 minutes | Mar 21, 2018
7: Contractors - How do the trades fit into Modular Building?
Travis Newton, Owner of [Evergreen Electrical Services](http://evergreenelectricalservices.com/), joins us on SBL to talk about owning his own company and how he’s approaching off-site building as a contractor. Travis shares some tools Evergreen Electrical Services uses, like Jobber and Trade Craft, to grow his business and become more efficient and cost-effective. He shares how the trades fit into the modular building world; these houses are built in a factory, but contractors are still needed to pour foundations, hook up electrical and plumbing services, and troubleshoot problems.
36 minutes | Mar 7, 2018
6: Manufactured vs. Modular - How different are they today?
Jay Sclonick, President and CEO of Premier Community Homes, joins us on SBL to clear up misconceptions about manufactured homes. We have said on System Build Lifestyle that modular construction is not manufactured housing, but what are the real differences? This episode covers the evolution of manufactured housing from the early days of trailer parks to the affordable housing options of today. Have a listen; you may find that manufactured housing is not at all what you think!
25 minutes | Feb 21, 2018
5: Modular Construction - Creating More Options for the Building Industry
Greg Krom, President of 303 Development and Construction Manager with Modular Sure Site, joins us on SBL to share how he’s diversifying his company with modular construction. With a traditional stick-and-bricks background, Greg shares how he is approaching the off-site construction trend. Learn how modular construction can provide faster, cheaper and better options for the building industry.
32 minutes | Feb 7, 2018
4: Mortgages - Factors about Financing Your New Home
Owen Taylor, Area Sales Manager for New American Funding, joins us on System Build Lifestyle to help us get over the fear of securing a loan for a modular build. Owen explains that the lending process for traditional sticks and bricks onsite construction is the same for modular off-site construction processes. Both onsite and modular new housing projects require the same steps - securing a loan, purchasing the land and hiring a builder. Find out what you need to know to finance your next project!
27 minutes | Jan 24, 2018
3: Title Companies - What you Need to Know to Make a Safe Real Estate Transaction
Robert Lindley, Chief Visionary Officer of Canyon Title, joins us on System Build Lifestyle. Robert clearly explains the role of title companies in real estate transactions and why you need a great title provider on your building team. This podcast covers how title companies act as a neutral third party intermediary to facilitate private party financing, how you can secure funding safely and with insurance, and how mechanic liens can play into the lending process.
33 minutes | Jan 9, 2018
2: Modular Builds - How does it work?
Ken Semler, founder and President of Express Modular, joins us on System Build Lifestyle to teach us about the modular building industry. Misconceptions about the industry abound, modular building is neither mobile nor manufactured housing. Modular building is not a type of house, but rather a type of construction process. Instead of the traditional sticks and bricks onsite building model, modular units are fabricated offsite, then the factory-made pieces are assembled onsite by a company like Express Modular. This process is completely customizable and is held to higher standards than sticks and bricks, as units must also be strong enough for transport. Modular construction combines a faster turn-around time with fully customized options and may be the solution to your next build!
44 minutes | Dec 20, 2017
1: Insulated Concrete Forms - Building Your Foundation
Pat McMahon and Trevor Brown of Amvic Building System join us on the System Build Lifestyle podcast to teach us about foundations. Amvic is a designer and manufacturer of several insulated products and specializes in Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs), an innovative system for building foundations and walls that are green, sustainable and resilient. Every great building project starts with a strong foundation, learn if ICFs are right for your next building design.
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