19. Fighting the Good Fight: Alternative Solutions to the Housing Crisis ​

So how do we fix the issues that have led to this? With alternative construction. In this episode we sit down and dive into alternative construction methods and how we are staying one step ahead in order to fight the good fight to make a positive impact in the building industry. We also discuss the partnership between Three Squared Inc., and Houm, and how exploring digital fabrication could be an answer to the current housing challenges that we are facing. Here's a glimpse of what you'll learn from us in this episode:

  • Unpacking the housing crisis in the United States.

  • Why change is hard...especially when it comes to building.

  • Exploring alternative construction methods.

  • The world of digitally fabricated homes.

  • Breck's project highlight of the week: The Vinsetta Addition!

For the full show notes from episode 19 click here.


"Right now the [building] industry is begging for alternative solutions."


-Breck Crandell, (Director of Design, TSI) 

Show Notes:

  • 1:35 - Introduction into episode 19.

  • 2:04 - Breck's project highlight of the week: The Vinsetta Addition!

  • 5:30 - What is going on with the nation wide housing crisis.

  • 6:50 - Why it is hard to initiate change in the architecture and construction worlds.

  • 8:20 - The conversation surrounding lumber in the United States.

  • 12:20 - How alternative construction is helping to fix the housing industry.

  • 12:34 - What we are known for: containers & steel framed buildings. ​

  • 14:14 - 3D printed homes.

  • 15:24 - How challenging convention can help set the standards for the future.

  • 17:55 - Before containers there was...barndominiums.

  • 20:58 - Staying one step ahead, with diverse forms of alternative construction.

  • 23:50 - Getting price points to a place where projects can be built.

  • 25:40 - The Three Squared Inc., Houm partnership providing an alternative housing solution.

  • 28:49 - The importance of proof of concept when challenging convention.

  • 33:00 - Concluding thoughts for episode 19.

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