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Pre-fab construction is growing in popularity, and it’s no surprise with the rising cost of construction and issues that come with typical wood framed buildings. However, while there have been many variations of pre-fab construction, many use a similar construction method and, according to Marc A. Bovet of Bone Structure, they suffer from the same problems.

Bone Structure—a modular building system using steel framing and an erector-style building method—launched a decade ago to shake up the pre-fab housing market, but it is only now beginning gain attention in the US. Before conceiving the idea, Bovet studied dozens of prefab systems. “There are some interesting prefab and modular concepts, and we studied those,” Bovet, the CEO of Bone Structure, tells GlobeSt.com. “We looked at what Frank Lloyd Wright and others did in terms of pre-fabricated homes, and they came up with some brilliant ideas. Most of them were implemented after the First World War. The common denominator is that they are using all of the same materials and they are doing it in a warehouse. So, they are basically doing same-all, same-all with all of the pitfalls with all of the pitfalls that the material brings.”

Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance writer and editor living in Los Angeles whose work has appeared in such publications as Travel + Leisure, Angeleno and Los Angeles Magazine.

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