BROOKLYN, NY SG Blocks, Inc., a leading designer, fabricator and innovator of container-based structures, will be displaying a single-family container-based modular home at the upcoming 15th Annual Five Star Conference & Expo. Its partner Grimshaw Architects, an award-winning, international architecture and design practice, will be showcasing its collaboration on the homes through an innovative animated video and physical models, which will be exhibited throughout the prototype. The Five Star Conference is an integral source of information, collaboration, and progression for the housing and mortgage industry, taking place September 16-18, 2018 in Dallas. SG Blocks and Grimshaw will be in Booth 708 in the Five Star Conference Expo Hall.
“The Five Star Conference is one of the most prestigious events in the mortgage industry and we are honored to have the opportunity to present one of our single-family homes to some of the biggest names in mortgage servicing and housing,” said Paul Galvin, chairman and CEO of SG Blocks. “Our partnership with Grimshaw brings to life unique, state-of-the-art designed homes that are constructed in an eco-friendly, cost-efficient manner. We are delighted that the industry will have the opportunity to see our vision at the conference."
“Working with SG Blocks enables us to further develop our modular capability, which has been a key area of interest and research within the history of our practice and utilized in a variety of ways within our work,” stated Andrew Whalley, deputy chairman and partner of Grimshaw Architects. “We are thrilled to have this presence at the Five Star Conference and look forward to showcasing a sustainable, green and scalable alternative versus traditional construction,” said Whalley.
The single-family home is part of the newly-formed company SG Residential, which focuses on the sales and financing of single-family container-based modular homes. SG Blocks recently entered into a strategic partnership with senior financial services and housing market executives David Villarreal and Lee Shaw to develop the company. SG Residential’s platform allows people to purchase container-based modular homes and aids with down payments and mortgages.
Grimshaw is SG Blocks’ premier design partner and the firm incorporates SG Blocks’ container-based structures into its global and award-winning industrial design portfolio. SG Blocks provides Grimshaw with a systematic integration of container building technology that offers its clients a safe, sustainable, green and scalable alternative versus traditional construction. SG Blocks’ exclusive ESR number, granted by the International Code Council (ICC) and held by no other container construction company, ensures its ability to meet and exceed all international building codes.
SG Blocks and Grimshaw are collaborating to employ this revolutionary method of construction across a wide variety of building types including single- and multi-family housing, as well as the retail, food & beverage and commercial spaces, among others.