Post-Fab Construction

Here’s what I don’t understand about modern house construction; despite modern computation and robotics, we still rely on humans to measure and cut things piece-by-piece in order to build a house. Prefab has negative connotations for being used to create cookie cutter houses that have no individuality but it’s a self-imposed limitation, especially considering that planning is already computerized. I think we can do better. Given a few laser measurements of a land plot, we could easily use these as a baseline for architect plans which are already computerized in most cases.

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Sat, Feb 16, 2013