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What are the advantages for engineers?

We have over 40 years of experience providing homeowners long term value and quality. 

Creative collaboration

We will work with you early in the project to collaborate creatively to meet specified requirements

Cost effective solutions

Our process offers unique opportunities to value engineer structure so cost effective solutions can be shared and passed on to the customer

Easier, safer, and quicker

Pre-assembly of components allows for easier, quicker and safer installation in most commercial and multi-family projects, particularly in high traffic areas with limited access or storage

Higher capacity

Higher capacity is achieved enabling the realization of large or high importance projects

Quality

Quality of construction increases as key design details are implemented with ease and monitored for proper installation with internal quality control measures

Integrity

Structural design and integrity of each project is paramount and is achieved with our state-of-the-art machinery and production processes ensures precise conformity to plans and building codes

High degree of customization

Computerization of both our design and production process allows for any degree of customization

Watch this stick built vs. component built comparison below

Would you ask your mechanic to go to the local auto parts store and buy what he or she needs to build a car? We wouldn’t either. That’s why here at Blenker Building Systems, all our homes are designed and engineered with manufactured components. Manufactured components complete the task of framing in less time, using less material and ultimately, resulting in a more reliable structure. We teamed up with the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) to showcase how efficient our manufactured components are compared to stick built homes. The proof is in the video below.

What did this study do?

  • The Framing the American Dream study set up a controlled experiment to allow for a comparison
  • Their floor plan was an average 2900 square foot ranch-style house with a walk out basement (they built two identical houses on adjacent lots)
  • One house was built on site using stick framing while the other was built using floor panels, wall panels, and roof trusses manufactured in nearby production facilities
  • Wireless cameras were setup to record video up from both job sites (This approach was taken to allow data collection to be as unobtrusive as possible)

What did they learn from this study?

  • According to this study, they examined two houses, one built with stick framing and the other built with structural building component framing and the results showed “that a crew can frame two and half homes with structural building components in the time it takes to stick-frame one house”
  • According to this study, “The component-framed house required 152.1 man-hours to complete, whereas the stick-framed house required 373.5 hours. It took two and half-times longer to construct the stick-framed version of the floorplan”
  • According to this study, “it takes 75% more lumber wood product to stick frame a structure than to frame it with components” 
  • It also found “that a stick-framed house creates nearly 30 times more jobsite waste than a component-framed house” 
Infographic Comparing Component vs. Stick Built Framing Methods

To view the full infographic, click here and to read more about the study click here.

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If you would like more information about building with us, buying one of our homes for sale, rental availability, or employment openings, please leave a message here. Our office is located in Amherst, Wisconsin between Stevens Point and Waupaca near the intersection of Highway 10 and County Highway A.
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