Over There: What U.S. Builders Can Learn from Construction Overseas

The comprehensive, automated factories producing homes in Europe and Japan have yet to catch on in the United States. Will global competition propel us into the future of housing?

Construction in America consistently gets a bad rap for doing things the same way today as it did 50 years ago. But talk to Gerry McCaughey, CEO of off-site wood framing disrupter Entekra, and there’s a case to be made that the way we build in the U.S., especially on the residential side, is still caught in the throes of outdated thinking that goes back 10 times further, by as much as 500 years.

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