The Housing Innovation Alliance fosters collaborative insights that address business pains today and accelerates innovation that will change the housing industry moving forward.
A range of factors are all coming together to challenge – and disrupt – the housing industry’s legacy of on-site, stick-built construction.
In terms of labor, five times more people are exiting construction than entering the field. Further, inefficient use of labor is a big reason U.S. builders will only deliver about 1 million of the 1.6 million homes they could potentially sell next year.
Offsite construction—which includes more use of components as well as panelized and modular construction—could close that gap by reducing the need for skilled labor and by bringing more operational efficiency to the jobsite. But making the switch is no small challenge.
The Alliance is developing a roadmap to help builders transition from trade-dependent stick-building to an engineering-based factory approach. This is the primary focus of our 2018 program.
We will also explore innovation hot topics such as smart homes, data-driven strategies, healthy homes, and evolving business and financing models.
Together, we'll look at innovation through three key lenses:
The Housing Innovation Alliance provides the "one stop shop" for keeping up with innovation in the housing industry. No other venue assembles this many key stakeholders on topics that go beyond buying and selling.
In this non-competitive, open environment, the focus is on one common goal: to ensure our collaborators are ahead of disruptive change and positioned to prosper, rather than facing extinction due to missed opportunities and risks. We engage in honest discussions, open sharing of successes and failures, and work together to “connect the dots.”
Throughout the year, Alliance members connect, share expertise, and exchange ideas and insights through original research and market intelligence snapshots, live and virtual round table events, online discussion forums, our annual Innovation Summit, Alliance website and social media outlets, and our monthly e-newsletter.