Skender, IKEA Initiatives Bring Promise of Prefab Senior Housing Closer to Reality

Large players such as Skender and IKEA are betting that prefab building practices can help meet the rising demand for senior housing. Chicago-based Skender has morphed in the past 18 months from a general contractor to a vertically integrated manufacturer of prefabricated modular building components for multifamily, senior housing, health care and commercial buildings. The […]

Rising Costs Make Pre-Construction Planning More Essential in Senior Housing

Value engineering is an accepted inevitability in construction, and it’s become increasingly important as construction costs have been on the rise in senior living. But while smart value engineering will identify the best ways to cut costs without sacrificing quality, too much value engineering can compromise the vision and integrity of a project, and cause […]

Skender Hopes to Make Modular Construction Mainstream in Senior Living

For years, modular construction has mostly eluded the senior housing industry—despite its perceived ability to deliver projects more quickly and at a lesser cost than traditional construction methods. Now, a manufacturing company with deep industry roots hopes to make modular construction in senior housing the norm. Chicago-based Skender recently announced plans to open a new […]