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What’s in the Design: An Off-site Road Map

Developer shares the challenges—and the rewards—in the process from conventional to off-site construction. By Jennifer Castenson Originally plublished by: MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE Designing housing has never been an easy task. Now, with the advent of more prefabricated housing, the workflow is changing, and with those changes, the design element because more urgent and more critical. In order to Read More

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Tips for Choosing the Right Wall Insulation for Your Home

Simplex Homes offers several different wall insulation options…from standard to high performance.  We have five different wall construction options on display in our Greenfield II model home in Scranton, PA (see images A-E).  These different construction techniques offer insulation values ranging from R-21 to R-30+.  Many northern states are implementing additional requirements for exterior wall Read More

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The Benefits of Modular Construction: Fighting Homelessness Across the Globe

by Dylan Snyder Affordable housing is a problem with no simple solutions, but the divide has never been more apparent than it is today. One trend on affordable housing advocates’ radars is that more groups and cities are turning toward modular home construction to combat these issues. The efficiency of this type of building method is Read More

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The Baby Boomer Bust …

Over the past several years you can certainly notice a shift in building trends.  Customers are less likely to be young, first time homebuyers and more likely in this market to be someone who fits into the ‘baby boomer’ category who is downsizing or relocating to be closer to their children and grandchildren.  As more Read More

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The Jetsons Are Here

I had an opportunity to attend a lighting technology seminar at Lutron’s headquarters in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. If you have any interest in lighting control and you’ve never been to a Lutron Experience Center, you’re seriously missing out. Within five minutes of walking into the building I was a believer. You can create a geo-fence around Read More

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Rebuilding From Hurricane Sandy

It’s been over 5 years since Hurricane Sandy devastated the east coast. For the past 7 months Simplex Industries in a joint effort with Alan Rand of American Manufactured Structures and Services and Stephen Touhey of LMD Residential, Inc. have provided new homes to residents of Staten Island and Queens, New York through the New Read More

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High-Performance Modular Homes

When you think of energy efficient homes, so many terms come to mind.  Energy Star, LEED, Net Zero, Passive Home, Stretch Energy, and more.  There are many variables that people search for in a new home.  Some people are interested in low VOC’s.  Some are interested in a smaller carbon footprint.  Some want to reduce Read More

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Modular Homes With The Perfect Ambiance

This article was contributed by freelance writer Chrissy Jones. Photo by Sam Beasley on Unsplash Modular homes are known for their energy and cost-saving qualities and considering that there will be 1.1 million units by 2020, their popularity is evident. Just because modular homeowners have discovered ways to cut costs and have more energy-efficient properties, doesn’t mean they have Read More

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Simplex Builds First 5 Story Apartment Building

Simplex is excited to announce its affiliation with Equinox Management and Construction from Philadelphia, PA to build Luna on Pine located at 400 South 40th Street in the University City Area of Philadelphia next to the University of Pennsylvania. This 5 story modular apartment project was designed by Atkin Olshin Schade Architects of Philadelphia.  The Read More

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GridSTAR Net Zero Energy Demonstration Project under way at The Navy Yard

A powerful collaboration of researchers, manufacturers and economic development officials are embarking on a groundbreaking demonstration project for smart-grid, net zero energy buildings called the GridSTAR Center — a Smart Energy Campus initiative at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia. READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE VIEW OUR TIME LAPSE VIDEO