Modular Grows Faster in Europe
It’s no doubt that modular sustainable housing is on the rise. Finland, Norway and Sweden lead current offsite housing with 45% of the market share attributed to modular. Next is Japan with 15%, Germany 10% and even China is ahead of the US with 6% market with modular housing.
The United States lags behind the world with only 3% modular housing share.
Many Americans have bought into the IKEA way of life with modular furniture and affordable alternatives for living. IKEA joins Skanska to create a new modular brand BoKlok. This new collaboration combines construction expertise of Skanka with IKEAs retail expertise and in turn bring standardization, logistic, and assembly expertise.
Building systems are different with modular compared to traditional construction.