February 1, 2019
A recent article from Professional Builder highlights Virginia Tech’s modular concept home FutureHAUS, the one and only U.S. entrant in the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East. With its victory in the competition, FutureHAUS proved to be a winning blueprint for the future of home building.
For this project, Virginia Tech teamed up with Accuride to ensure the house was state-of-the-art and of the highest quality. The house’s Accuride’s 116RC Linear Track System enables wall sections and doors to slide into different positions to accommodate various room uses, and to raise or lower vanities, cabinets, and even plumbing fixtures to different heights for occupants of all ages, sizes, and abilities.
Sid Kalantar, Accuride’s senior VP of sales and marketing, says the company was honored to be a partner on the project and views renewable living as the future for residential construction. He emphasizes the value of collaboration between home builders, innovation companies, and institutions such as Virginia Tech and trade schools. “There is an enormous need for practical applications of sustainable design and construction in homes,” he says, adding that such partnerships are mutually beneficial: “Working with Virginia Tech has enabled us to contribute to innovative work while learning about evolving technology trends and application requirements that we can help meet.”