Alphabet Inc., parent of Google, has ordered 300 apartment modules from Factory OS, a start-up in Vallejo, California, to create homes for employees in its newest research center.

At the July 18 Woodworking Network Leadership Forum, Virgina Tech professor Joe Wheeler will detail his university's four-year research project into design and creation of such modular homes, FutureHAUS

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