In retrospect, our goal of taking just two days to completely assemble the show home for this week’s Greenbuild Conference and Expo may have been unrealistic. It took us three.
But if we hadn’t run into a glitch with trucking permits that delayed the first delivery of components by several hours, we might actually have achieved our target schedule. Unity and Bensonwood have a long history of stretching to reach ambitious goals. On those occasions when we fall short, the results can still be impressive.
We have known for many years that the key to rapid on-site assembly of complex projects is extensive preparation. This project was no different, but the stakes were higher. If the home we started assembling mid-day on Thursday had not been ready for finishing touches on Monday, there could have been ripple effects with serious consequences for the show home partners, sponsors and visitors.