All of the material in the conventionally framed wall system for this ski company housing project was pre-cut and shipped from about 450 miles away.

Pre-cut, prefabricated, and modular systems all have inherent benefits and drawbacks. My first attempt at prefabrication using an "automated" assembly line setup was a full wall panel on a multifamily project, calculated and drawn by hand. Although this approach was crude, it was surprisingly effective. I created a layout book and...

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