Building Affordability by Building Affordably

A housing complex at Point Richmond.

The use of factory-built or offsite construction techniques is a promising but controversial path toward reducing construction costs in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area.

This 2017 report summarizes the benefits — primarily cost and time savings — of offsite construction as well as the technical and financing challenges that the budding industry faces.

Download “Building Affordability by Building Affordably: Exploring the Benefits, Barriers, and Breakthroughs Needed to Scale Off-Site Multifamily Construction” (PDF).