Innovative Real Estate Podcast Show Notes

Episode 14- Modular Misconceptions & Three Squared's "Best of Both Worlds" Effect

Here's a glimpse at what you'll learn from us in this episode: 

  • The differences between modular versus site-built construction.

  • How our building process combines both to create efficiency. 

  • How the world of construction is shifting.

  • Three Squared's readiness to take on more innovative projects, not just containers. 

  • Breck's Project Highlight of the Week: The College Student Village! 

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"I know that Three Squared has positioned ourselves well to take on a variety of innovation...containers were just the tip of the iceberg." 

- Breck Crandell, Director of Design

Show Notes:

  • 0:33 - Introduction to episode 14.

  • 2:45 - Breck's Project Highlight of the week: The College Student Village! 

  • 5:38 - The issues with modular construction and how Three Squared is creating the solutions.

  • 7:41 - The difference between modular and site-built projects.

    • 7:49 - What defines modular construction?​

    • 8:49 - The challenge with federal approval in the United States. 

    • 9:54 - Third party inspectors. 

  • 12:18 - What it looks like to combine the two. 

  • 15:00 - Modular construction is the future of the building industry.  

  • 16:07 - Cost savings by minimizing on-site labor. 

  • ​17:09 - How we modify our projects to reap the benefits of both modular and on-site construction.​

  • 18:46 - Working around the challenge of inspections. 

  • 20:26 - How communication leads to efficiency, and speeds the process up. 

  • 24:49 - The construction world is quickly approaching a major shift. 

  • 25:12 - How Three Squared is prepared to take on a variety of innovative projects, not just containers.

  • 27:03 - The need for progressive general contractors in the Midwest and Florida. 

  • 27:50 - Concluding thoughts for episode 14.

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