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My firm manages several thousand major remodeling projects and we work with numerous architects and contractors on our system. Every project ends up being a custom design/build project despite our best efforts to get greener through prefab. What we've found is that prefab is all too often promoted by idealists who like a modern look but lack the required engineering, operations and construction expertise. Without the full range of expertise something inevitably breaks down.

Ben and I met a few times as he has developed Avaya and it is the only viable material system that I have seen. That's no small feat.

This team has designed, fabricated, permitted and built structures in California (earthquake country) for a fraction of the time and cost of traditional building. They are able to do so because they have the design, engineering and operational expertise to do so.

There's something to this and it might be a really big deal.