Autovol’s Affordable Housing Project with Robotic Automation

Robot holding screwdriver

First-of-its kind Idaho factory nears completion of a five-story San Jose, CA apartment building.

February 15, 2021
Aarni Heiskanen - AEC Business

Just over two years since breaking ground, Autovol is now using automation in new ways as it nears completion of its first major affordable housing project. The project, Virginia Street Studios, will make high-quality apartment homes more affordable to seniors in San Jose, one of America’s 10 most expensive cities.

The 400,000 square foot Autovol factory has now successfully deployed its unique combination of construction trades and robotic automation. Autovol has hired more than 100 employees, which the company calls Solutioneers. Led by CEO Rick Murdock and co-developed by The Pacific Companies, Autovol is pioneering a new kind of modular construction.

Robotics lead into the future of housing

“Automation and robotics will lead the world into the future of housing,” Murdock said. “What we’re doing hasn’t been attempted before. Our investors and Solutioneers leaned in with lots of confidence, and now we’re seeing great results that prove they were right.”

Mr. Heiskanen may be contacted at aec-business@aepartners.fi



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