It’s been a busy few months for me and Mateo. Many ideas we had for BOXY and US Frame Factory came to life in this quarter from shipping our first modular build to supplying steel. Quarter One Highlights BOXY successfully transported and set their first… Read More »BOXY and US Frame Factory : Q1 2022 Update
Unfortunately recently in Louisiana, we’ve had our fair share of hurricanes. My family lives in the Lafayette area which fortunately was spared from any major damage. While sadly in Houma, Lafourche, Cut-off, Terrebonne Parish, Orleans Parish, and Jefferson Parish weren’t so lucky. Now as tragic… Read More »Rebuilding after Hurricane Ida in 2022? Consider using steel.
Here at BOXY we love steel framing and exclusively build with it. It’s lighter, stronger, straighter, fire-resistant, and mold-resistant. It’s a great alternative to wood especially here in southern Louisiana. However, metal stud framing can be intimidating to get into it. Keep reading to learn… Read More »Starting Metal Stud Framing: Equipment & Headers
12 months ago I had no clue about building & manufacturing. I didn’t know what framing was, when plumbing and electrical needed to be installed. I also had zero knowledge of the legal checks such as building permits, stamped drawings, zoning requirements, fire marshall inspectors,… Read More »Off-site 101: Lessons Learned
There have been a number of notable companies moving in interesting directions and providing creative solutions to keep building America. Here are just a few that piqued my interest. Branch technology Branch Technology is a Tennesse-based full-service firm that is exploring 3D printers in construction… Read More »October 2021: Innovators driving and inspiring the construction industry.
Several places I’ve lived have impacted the way I feel and view communities and how humans interact with them. I’ve gone through a whole gambit of places to live and means to travel. I’ve lived in the city without a car, in the suburbs, in… Read More »Life Outside the Suburbs, The Journey to New Urbanism Townships. Part 1: Before Cars.
Modular construction too often gets the rep of tiresome repeatable designs with little to no imagination. After all, we’re trying to build efficiently, and what’s more efficient than using the same design over and over. However, in the construction space, there are ways to spice… Read More »Modular But Not Monotonous