Building Materials LinkedIn Rockstars

I’m a big believer in the power of LinkedIn. There are many ways to be successful on LinkedIn, and I wanted to share a few examples of people in the building materials industry who use LinkedIn to its full potential.

I have included people who I think are LinkedIn Rock Stars. They each take a different approach to using the platform, and you just might find that one of these approaches can work for you.

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The Risk in Prefab? Fear of the Unknown

If you have met Gerard McCaughey, CEO and chairman at Entekra, you know he’s passionate about change. His passion was the impetus for his thriving business that is based on process innovation in housing – fully integrated off-site solutions.

Yet, McCaughey would say it’s not really change he’s after. It’s more that he’s dumbfounded by the amount of waste in current construction methods—wasted time, wasted resources, inefficiencies. And that wasted time is becoming a much bigger strain on the industry than ever before.

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McCaughey to Present Keynote Address at IWBC 2018

The first-even Industrial Wood-Based Construction Conference, to be held in Boston October 24 to 26, will showcase the future of construction, bringing together integrated, off-site, wood-based, automated construction innovators with developers, architects, engineers, planners and others to discuss game-changing approaches to construction.

McCaughey’s keynote address, titled “If It’s Not a System, It’s Not a Solution,” is scheduled for the morning of Thursday, October 25.

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LP’s $45 Million Infusion Lifts Off-Site Disrupter Entekra’s Expectations

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 for building in the U.S.

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Preparing Housing for the Digital Revolution

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.”

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Three Men and a Crane: Inside Entekra’s Innovative Framing Process

An inside look at a potentially game-changing process that’s already common practice.

Early one morning in August, veteran California carpenter Patrick Johnson showed up for work with two fellow crewmen of varying experience, Barry McKenna and Benny White, at a site in Northern California’s Eastern Valley.

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Entekra’s McCaughey to Speak at the 2018 NABH International Builders’ Show

CEO Gerard McCaughey will speak on “The Dollars and Sense of Off-Site Construction” at the National Association of Home Builders 2018 International Builders’ Show, to be held January 9 to 11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. A program of the Building Systems Community, McCaughey’s presentation is scheduled for Thursday, January 11, beginning at 1:30

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Entekra’s Gerard McCaughey on the Value of Modular Construction

Gerard McCaughey, CEO of Entekra, shares his experience and success of modular construction from Ireland. In this short video, he describes the value of the modular construction process and how it can help reduce the amount of labor needed, which will be key to the success of the housing industry in the next decade.

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Entekra’s Gerard McCaughey Aims to Disrupt the Industry’s Stick-Build Mentality

Entrekra’s Gerard McCaughey puts a UK perspective on holistic built vs. U.S. penchant for stick built.

Modular, panelized, and manufactured home construction have been marketed as time-saving alternatives to stick building, but the real disrupter for the U.S. home building industry could be fully integrated off-site solutions (FIOSS), also called off-site construction, as has been done in Europe and Japan.

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Offsite, On-Site Insight from the Other Side of the Pond

A far-flung correspondent reports on advanced home construction practices in Ireland, UK, and Germany.

This week I was honored to join Gerry McCaughey, European construction industry legend and my co-patriot on a research trip to our homeland in Ireland, and then to England and Germany. Having sold Century Homes, Europe’s largest fully integrated offsite solutions (FIOSS) provider to global insulation specialist Kingspan Group PLC in 2005, McCaughey now has his sights set on introducing this well-defined process to the U.S. market through his new venture, Entekra.

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September 28, 2017
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