Scandinavian Panel Systems, LLC
The Use Of Factory-Crafted Building Components
After World War II, Scandinavian building industries focused their resources and research & development energies on affordable housing construction and hardware technologies with the same vigor that U.S. and Japanese firms devoted to electronic and computer technologies.
Major advances took place in the 1970’s and 1980’s when the energy crisis and stricter building codes forced the Scandinavian building industry to make even more energy efficient buildings.
Advanced automotive robotic production line techniques have been implemented to establish accurate, standardized production methods while permitting great design flexibility. Streamlining and efficiency not only ensure economy but also high precision construction with little waste.
From rigid specifications for the slow growth, handling and shipment of select wood from forests where regrowth is mandated, to consolidating the building process under properly controlled, advanced factory conditions, Swedish manufacturers have been able to produce genuinely superior, quality constructed, longer lasting structures than can be built from scratch outside on site.
These buildings must pass rigorous performance and energy inspections required by the most stringent Scandinavian municipalities.
Over 90% of all new housing built in Sweden over the past ten years has been factory crafted.
Manufacturing Factors Addressed
We are currently working with a united group of very interested Swedish building manufacturers whose products have been time tested in every climate worldwide. These construction technologies have been developed and refined in Northern Europe over the past 60 years and have been proven to produce buildings which are not only of higher quality but which are also more:
- Durable – dry indoor factory construction conditions with temperature and humidity controls insure precise assembly and excellent long term building performance.
- Environmentally Sound – by using natural, renewable resources more efficiently; precision computer controlled robotic production dramatically reduces and recycles waste and bi-products at the factory, resulting in minimal on-site disturbance, errors, omissions and trash removal.
These “Green Buildings’ are constructed with cold climate, slower growing (therefore denser) dimensionally true and engineered lumber resulting in a stronger building requiring fewer structural members.
- Affordable – in both initial and maintenance costs, due to labor, energy and material savings and efficiencies at the factory and on site.
- Energy Efficient – in use of materials, labor, and the actual building itself, resulting in possible tax credits.