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JLC • JUNE 1996 PROFITING FROM PANELIZED CONSTRUCTION With a panelized package, the author can dry in a custom house in a day — at a predictable cost. The technique has boosted his company's size and profitability. Factory-built floor, wall, and roof panels can lower the cost and increase the speed of framing by Bill Sahlman C. BATES Most people who build houses consider themselves carpenters. A smaller number call themselves builders. Fewer still would say they are businessmen. I've been all three. But succeeding as a businessman has been the most rewarding path for me, and modular and panelized building has been the key to my business success. In this article, I'll explain why panelized building makes good business sense for a builder, and I'll take a