A Pioneer in Off-Site Construction

For nearly three decades, Gerard “Gerry” McCaughey has guided home builders in making the transition from inefficient stick building to offsite construction – to provide higher-quality, more sustainable structures that also boost revenue and maximize profitability.

In promoting a Fully Integrated Off-Site Solution™ (FIOSS™) in Europe, McCaughey grew Century Homes from a start-up operation with four employees into one of the largest off-site construction companies on that continent, with five manufacturing facilities and 700 employees. In the process, he oversaw the development of one of the world’s first zero-carbon houses, as well as the first off-site built six-story structure.

After the sale of Century Homes in 2005 for more than $100 million, McCaughey is now working “across the pond,” supporting the efforts of builders in the United States to modernize their construction processes. By leveraging his unparalleled experience, he aims to reduce builder’s risks as they gain long-term competitive advantages and build profitability.

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
May 07, 2018 Global wood products distributor’s nod to factory design and framing of walls, floors, and roofing signals a pivotal moment for building in the U.S. Global wood products distributor’s nod to factory design and framing of walls, floors, and roofing signals a pivotal moment...
Friday, March 23, 2018
March 19, 2018 As homebuilders face labor shortages, Gerard McCaughey discusses why a process needs to be changed if the process is labor constrained and the labor situation cannot be changed, in this video “Preparing Housing for the Digital Revolution.” Read article and watch video

Off-Site Construction delivers a much faster build cycle than stick-framing

Photos of a typical first day of on-site assembly