What It's About:
For decades, the single-family home development, concrete shopping malls and office parks told the story of the suburban good life, but those old models have fallen on hard times. Today, housing starts are located either in multifamily units downtown or on the urban periphery. So, what’s the future of that? Some argue that the future is already here—found in a high-level of interest in new ways of living in the suburbs; it’s just hasn’t been applied yet. In this fascinating IBS Live presentation, journalist, urbanist and IBS Game Changer speaker, Greg Lindsay, will explore the future of housing by looking at what influences are already changing how we live, and how that impacts what we build, how we build and where we build.
You will explore the various efforts being used to develop new construction techniques, including drones, spray concrete, factory-builds and WikiHouse. You will learn how new materials, such as cross-laminated timber and fabric-reinforced concrete and programmable materials are being integrated into construction. You'll also examine the revolution in urban mobility over the last 15 years and how it hints at a transformation of traditional auto-based suburbs, and look at some data-driven tools to see how these technologies are changing movement patterns in cities and how this will affect housing.
Learn more about the presentations and events taking place at IBS Live. This year, we’re exploring the future of housing and the products, processes and people disrupting our industry.
NAHB - 0.5 CE hour(s)