The McKinsey Global Institute published “Reinventing Construction: A Route to Higher Productivity” in February 2017.
The premise is that we need a “product” development process not just a one-off project way of thinking.
Building in a Box (BiB) is an innovative design and construction concept that creates high-performance buildings. This product is a repeatable and scalable way to engage the greater, traditional design and construction industry.
- It responds to current climate change crisis.
- It also satisfies user needs for more cost effective and sustainable construction methods.
BiB is intended for design and construction of commercial buildings (branch office, warehouse/industrial space, or freestanding retail use). Buildings are designed from a “kit of parts”. Many are manufactured off-site, and then delivered to the construction site for assembly.
- Construction Benefits
- Brand Enhancement
- Meaningful impact on the Climate Change
- Operational Benefits
- eWellness and Productivity Benefits
Faster, shorter and more reliable speed to market (e.g. 3-6 months)
Product delivery in ALL seasons (including winter)
High performance enclosure system
Lower hard construction costs
Lower financing costs due to shorter construction period
Availability of energy program incentives
Reliability of single contracting source
Dependable construction quality
Attract more business from like-minded customers
Signal advocacy for sustainability
Meaningful Impact on the Climate Change
Usage of low carbon footprint materials (“embodied carbon”)
Lock up CO2 (use mass timber when appropriate)
Usage of less fossil fuel for heating, cooling, and ventilation
Compatibility with renewable sources when available
Ability to trade Renewable Energy Credits (“RECs”) or CarbonCertificates
Lower income taxes (federal and state incentive programs)
Lower monthly energy bills
Utilization of best operating practices (includes on-boarding support)
eWellness and Productivity Benefits
Improved indoor air quality
Improved lighting design and ventilation to enhance productivity
Improved employee health and insurance costs
Employee recruitment advantage
(BiB is the work product of a local professional collaborative in Minneapolis, St Paul, Minnesota including Bob Vanney at Vanney Associates (https://www.vanneyassociates.com/), Barry and Barb Jaeger at Jaeger Construction (http://jaegerllc.com/), and David Doughty at Schadegg Mechanical (https://schadegg-mech.com/)