Off-site Heatmap Coming October 2019: Exciting New Tool in the Works

At the Alliance, we’re exploring what the future home delivery company will look like, sharing innovation that’s currently happening in and around the industry, and providing tools you can use to drive innovation in your own business. As our community, you help drive the agenda—the topics we dig into, the conversations we have and the resources we create.

Over the past few months, we’ve shared a number of resources exploring the use of BIM in a production housing environment. All of this information is building into a first draft Roadmap, which will be available in November, and there’s a special area in the Members Only section of our website where we’re gathering resources exclusively for our community as we go.

Two other tools will be coming your way before the end of 2019: our Off-site Heatmap and our Attainable Housing (for the Missing Middle) Roadmap. Learn more about the Heatmap below.



This interactive tool will map off-site construction providers—component companies, 2D/panelization, 3D/modular and modular pod manufacturers—throughout the U.S. who work with production homebuilders and developers. Each provider type will have their own color, allowing you to easily scan and see where the concentrations (and the holes) are.

We’ll launch the tool on the public area of our website with data from some of our Alliance partners and members, the NAHB Systems Building Council and others and crowdsource additions from the industry at large on an ongoing basis.

While other sites have lists and some have maps, this resource will focus only on those who partner with the production building community—filtering out commercial only, direct to consumer and custom building companies—and will contain specific functionality our community has been asking for.

The heatmap is the latest tool we’ve developed since we started digging deeply into off-site construction in 2017. So far, we consulted with 200+ organizations and developed a number of resources exploring the issues and opportunities from a production building perspective.

In case you missed it, here’s a link to our Off-site Benchmark Study released in 2018, the inspiration for where we’re headed with our roadmaps currently in development. Community members can get more in-depth info on a special Off-site Construction page in the Members-Only section of our website, including provider profiles, video case studies, and U.S. and international market data.