Saskatchewan builder develops ‘kickstart kit,’ encouraging builders to shift to modular construction

February 24, 2021

The Journal of Commerce by ConstructConnect covered Alex Miller's talk at the Future of Off-Site Construction, a workshop presented by Alberta Wood WORKS!

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Is the multi-family construction sector overripe for shifting from stick built to modular construction, particularly in the affordable housing sector?

Saskatoon, Sask.-based builder Alex Miller, CEO of Big Block Construction, thinks so, but the “fragmented industry” makes that shift for the industry a difficult one.

Miller’s company, which has been doing multi-family modular projects over the past decade in Saskatchewan, has developed a “kickstart kit” that can help other builders learn from its experiences and move into modular construction.

One of the speakers at the Future of Off-Site Construction, a workshop presented by Alberta Wood WORKS! recently, Miller said in 2020, Big Block constructed Saskatchewan’s first net-zero ready multi-unit residential building, which was a 72-unit modular project called Willowview Heights in Saskatoon.

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