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Modular Construction Drives Savings

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When times get tough, builders look for ways to cut costs. And one way to do that is through modular construction, Mary Tingerthal tells the Star Tribune.

Tingerthal is a former commissioner of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency and is working with groups to promote the use of modular and other methods to not only lower costs but counter a housing shortfall. “I would love to see multiple modular factories in Minnesota,” she tells the newspaper.

“I would like to see at least 10 percent of the multifamily residential construction being done as modular five years from now, ” she continues. “The penetration level in the U.S. for modular in multifamily is 3 percent. I would love to see some of the development opportunities we have in St. Paul look seriously at incorporating modular construction.”

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