The prefab industry has changed a lot in the last few years.Â Case in point, ZETA Communities, a producer of net-zero energy multifamily housing came on to the scene in the beginning of 2008.Â In something like 3-4 years, theyâ€™ve built up a lean manufacturing facility with 91,000 square feet in Sacramento thatâ€™s just incredible.
The process is shown in this video.Â If youâ€™re distracted by the action, hereâ€™s the text:
ZETA Module Manufacturing: A Day in the Life
…quality at every level
…6″ thick walls
…tight building envelope
…modules 90% complete in factory
…no weather delays
Not all prefab systems or modular factories are the same, but perhaps this gives you an idea whatâ€™s going on behind the scenes.Â With this kind of technology and innovation, the average home of tomorrow is destined to be a lot different than the average home of today.