Benefits of Off-Site Building

There are convincing arguments to be made in favor of prefabricated housing.

I was skeptical about the supposed benefits of building houses in a factory was an understatement. But I’m no longer skeptical after hearing Gerard McCaughey speak in May at BUILDER’s Housing Leadership Summit, a conference for the nation’s largest home builders. McCaughey is founder, CEO, and chairman of Entekra, which, as he describes it, is an off-site builder (aka prefabricator) of houses and commercial buildings. Entekra’s current manufacturing plant is in Ripon, California, and is capable of shipping product to about a 50- to 100-mile radius of the plant. Here’s how McCaughey changed my mind:

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Entekra CEO Gerry McCaughey to Speak at PCBC 2017

Gerry McCaughey will speak at PCBC 2017, which takes place in San Diego, California, June 28 and 29. PCBC is the largest homebuilding tradeshow representing the West Coast region. McCaughey will discuss fully-integrated off-site solutions (FIOSS) during the Thursday, June 29 session “Innovate or Die: The Disruption of Home Building.” For more information about PCBC, visit

McCaughey to Present Two Sessions at the 2017 Housing Leadership Summit

Gerry McCaughey will outline how U.S. builders can transition to off-site construction during two sessions as the 2017 Housing Leadership Summit, to be held May 8 to 10 in Dana Point, California. He will be presenting during the sessions “The Tech: Elephant in the Room” and “Model Makeover: From On-Site Building to Off-Site.” For more information on this conference, visit

McCaughey to Speak at the 2017 Housing Innovation Summit

Gerry McCaughey will be a speaker at the 2017 Housing Innovation Summit in Denver, April 25 and 26. He is a panelist for the session “The Elephant in the Room: Housing’s New Off-Site Reality.”  For more information about this conference, visit

McCaughey to Participate in 2011 Clinton Global Initiative America Conference

Gerry McCaughey will address sustainable building and waste-to-energy solutions, as well as the role of government in encouraging adoption of green technologies, at the Clinton Global Initiative America Conference June 29 and 30 in Chicago.

CHICAGO – Gerry McCaughey, CEO of the El Segundo-based green consulting firm Infineco LLC, will participate in the upcoming Clinton Global Initiative America Conference June 29 and 30 in Chicago.

McCaughey, a pioneer in Europe’s sustainability movement, who oversaw the development of one of the first net-zero energy residential structures, will share insights as a panelist in two of the Conference’s working groups – High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure Growth: Leveraging Technological and Regional Assets.

He was invited to take part in the conference as a result of his recent work on behalf of MaxWest Environmental Systems. MaxWest is currently involved with the commercialization of an innovative waste-to-energy technology for wastewater processing, and McCaughey, who also serves as Chairman of MaxWest, spearheaded a recent effort that raised $32.5 million in third-round funding from an international investor.

The focus of this year’s CGI America is economic recovery and job growth. For more information on the conference, visit

McCaughey Describes How Sustainable Building Is Profitable

Gerry McCaughey was interviewed by Automated Builder for the article “Profiting from the Greening of the Built Environment,” published in the June 2010 issue.  In the article, he explains how technological advancements enabled his former company, Century Homes of Ireland, to build sustainably and profitably.

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McCaughey Details the Construction of One of the World’s First Zero-Carbon Houses

Gerry McCaughey was interviewed on the development of “Lighthouse,” one of the world’s first zero-carbon houses, in the April 2010 issue of Automated Builder. McCaughey spearheaded the design, engineering and construction of Lighthouse when he was CEO of Century Homes, Europe’s largest manufacturers of off-site built structures for residential and commercial projects.

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