Volumetric Building Companies and BamCore Announce Partnership to Produce Greener Housing Units - Faster

The companies will work together to combine technologies and produce volumetric units using bio-based walls.

PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (June 10, 2022) – Volumetric Building Companies (VBC), a global leader in the industrialized AE&C sector, announced its formal partnership with BamCore, a U.S.-based manufacturer of high-performance green engineered bamboo-based framing systems today. 

Together, the companies will develop an innovative new wall assembly that uses sustainably harvested engineered bamboo components. BamCore’s proven process produces structural framing components that are stronger, quieter, thermally superior, and faster to construct than conventional materials.

Incorporating this technology into VBC’s proprietary building process demonstrates the company’s continuing commitment to partnering with like-minded organizations that are devoted to building housing more quickly, affordably, and sustainably.

"Our goal for VBC is to continue designing, manufacturing, and constructing large-scale, resilient multifamily buildings to address the growing housing crisis. We believe that BamCore is the company to further support that mission by using materials that result in a massive reduction in carbon emissions," said Vaughan Buckley, CEO of Volumetric Building Companies. "Mandates from owners and regulators that require the use of sustainable building materials are coming, and we’re not waiting to implement these changes. We’re taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint now. We are excited about what the future holds with BamCore and look forward to starting immediately." 

"The traditional construction industry accounts for the largest amount of carbon emissions in the world, and we are focused on reducing that footprint by providing materials and methods that set the standard for de-carbonizing the built environment," said Hal Hinkle, CEO of BamCore." VBC is a perfect partner as their mission of combining sustainability with affordability aligns so closely with ours. Together, we can offer a solution set to developers that introduces for the first time the combined carbon, cost, and time benefits required by the coming generations."

Both BamCore and VBC were recently awarded the Ivory Prize, an award recognizing ambitious, feasible, and scalable solutions to housing affordability. BamCore was the 2021 recipient and VBC the 2022 recipient. The VBC-BamCore partnership will focus on the design, testing, and creation of Affordable housing units built with bamboo. The agreement was announced during the National Association of Home Builders Innovative Housing Showcase in Washington, D.C. on Friday, June 10, 2022. 

About Volumetric Building Companies:  

Volumetric Building Companies is a vertically and horizontally integrated global volumetric modular construction leader headquartered in Philadelphia, PA with locations across the United States and Europe. Utilizing their technology-enabled design and engineering model, precision-driven manufacturing capabilities, and project-proven modular construction expertise, the company’s focus is on building the future by providing high quality, sustainably produced buildings in less time across varied market sectors. To learn more, visit www.vbc.co. Follow along with the latest news on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram. 

About BamCore:  

BamCore utilizes regenerative biogenic carbon fibers combined with industrialized construction techniques, and proprietary  technologies to manufacture green engineered climate-positive building materials. BamCore's patented structural framing system harnesses the fast carbon-capturing power and strength of timber bamboo. As a result, the system delivers high-performance code-compliant buildings that are energy-efficient, strong, safe, quiet, and more quickly and easily installed than conventional construction. Enabling builders to provide fast, sustainable, high-quality, cost-effective, and sturdy buildings that are also carbon sinks. This innovation mitigates the climate crisis, the housing crisis, and rural poverty in the global south. To learn more, visit www.bamcore.com, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.


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