Housing is the root and stalk of civilization, yet the current American standard is a highly defective, regressive, underperforming product. We can do better. If we’re going to house ourselves in the manner that reflects the hopes and capabilities of the 21st century, then we need to change everything.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss Open Buildings, such as top attributes of sustainable, long-life buildings.
  • Identify what dimensional coordination is and how it can make building design better.
  • Discuss integrated building elements, and the process that results in more value added effort into fewer components in the building process.
  • Discuss montage building as part of a lexicon for a better way to build.