"A Solution for the Industry's Woes: Off-Site Construction"
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
11:45 AM - 12:45 AM
About this presentation:
Gerard McCaughey, CEO of Entekra, will discuss how off-site construction enables home builders to increase production while addressing many of the problems they face, including the shortage of skilled labor and rising costs. He will describe in detail all the phases of a Fully Integrated Off-Site Solution, which European home builders have been successfully using to build homes more profitably and more sustainability for more than half a century.
Gerry McCaughey, CEO of Entekra, is an internationally respected business leader in off-site construction for the residential and commercial construction markets. Named “Industry Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young, McCaughey was an influential force in Europe’s continuing transition to homebuilding with a fully integrated off-site solution – or FIOSS. In the early 1990s, less than one percent of homes on that continent were built with FIOSS. Today, FIOSS is used to build more than 30 percent of new homes in the U.K. and Ireland and nearly 70 percent in Scotland.
McCaughey was a co-founder and Chief Executive of Century Homes in Ireland, and later named Chief Executive of Kingspan Century following the $100 million acquisition of Century by the European building materials giant Kingspan Group Plc. By focusing on fully automating the construction process with modern methods of construction, McCaughey propelled Century from a small start-up operation of four employees into Europe’s largest provider of FIOSS, with market share in excess of 40 percent in Ireland and a dominant position in the U.K. Under his leadership, Century was responsible for numerous industry-first innovations, including one of the world’s first zero net energy homes and the world’s first off-site built wood-framed six-story structure.