2012: Thirteen Highlights of the Year in Prefab, Modular and Shipping Container Design

Prefab is back

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Four years ago, prefab was on the ropes, like the entire housing industry. Given the vast numbers of houses that were empty and the huge numbers of unemployed construction workers, it seemed like it might take a decade for it to come back.

Now, just three years later, prefab is back and it is bigger, taller, attacking real problems like low cost housing, urban high-rises. What started with early adopters is becoming more affordable and available to everyone. Prefab is back with a bang.