Multifamily Podcast

Construction and Development with Andrea Ponsor and Adam Cohen

Steve Guggenmos and Corey Aber

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There’s been growing attention across the industry on the shortage of affordable workforce housing. To increase supply, new units will need to be constructed, but this is a complex issue. This podcast focuses on innovative construction methods such as modular and manufactured housing, and how these can help close the supply gap. Steve and Corey sit down with Andrea Ponsor and Adam Cohen from Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF) and discuss their recent research.

To learn more about these topics, check out a recent report that SAHF prepared for BRIDGE Housing titled Faster, Better, More: Promising Construction and Technology Approaches for Accelerated and Efficient Affordable Housing Development.

  • 0:00 - 5:24 – Background and key factors: Land, materials, labor and regulation
  • 5:24 - 20:20 – Innovative construction methods and labor
  • 20:20 - 24:50 – Offsite construction
  • 24:50 - 32:42 – Construction materials, cost savings and demand
  • 32:42 - 35:47 – Streamlining with localities

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