Module, a Pittsburgh Design-Build Company, Using Tektoniks Panels to Construct Super Energy Efficient Homes

10 December 2018

WALPOLE, N.H., Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bensonwood's building component brand, Tektoniks, is being utilized by start-up company, Module Design Inc., to build super-energy efficient and adaptable homes in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.

Tektoniks wall and roof panels by Bensonwood are being used to construct Module homes in Pittsburg, PA. Tektoniks panels are built off-site in Bensonwood's Keene, NH facility that specializes in high-performance building systems. Off-site manufacturing means tight quality controls and major reductions in build times. Module is initially offering four designs that are made to grow and adapt with the homeowner.

Module Design Inc. is breaking ground on the first of their new line of homes in the fall of 2018 and is using Tektoniks building enclosure panels, built off-site in Bensonwood's Keene, New Hampshire manufacturing facility. The project team includes Nelcon Inc. and nk Architects.

"Our homes are designed to grow and adapt in response to the homeowner's needs," said Brian Gaudio, CEO of Module. "Bensonwood's Tektoniks panels are constructed using 21st-century technology and are made with healthy, high performing materials. This helps to ensure our homes are both durable and flexible."

Module provides a turnkey service for homeowners and a long-term housing solution.  Partnering with Bensonwood to provide the Tektoniks panels is key to offering easily assembled homes that can be modified in the future.

Bensonwood's sister company, Unity Homes, also uses the manufacturing facility to construct its high-performance homes designed for affordability and comfort.

Tektoniks offers efficient and precise production of high performance and high-quality wood-based panels, mass timber cutting, and millwork fabrication. The components are then transported and rapidly assembled on-site. This method removes time and costs from the construction schedule; Bensonwood has been successfully using off-site manufacturing and construction for its timberframe homes and mass timber buildings for decades. The Tektoniks facility is the only one of its kind in the Northeast and one of only two in the U.S.

Module Design Inc. is just one example of the type of developer/builder that can best utilize Tektoniks manufacturing, noted Tedd Benson, Bensonwood's CEO.

"This is an efficient and cost-effective way for architects and builders to achieve high-performance construction, including passive house or net zero," said Benson. "Mass producing these panels, to exact architectural drawings, using our Tektoniks technology platform, saves time, labor costs and materials waste, which translates into cost savings for the customer.

He added that this kind of technology has the potential to bring green homes to the mainstream.

"We are excited about the possibilities that Module offers to the Pittsburgh area," said Benson. "This type of construction can radically improve the way people build homes and other buildings."

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