Arup is proud to be working with the tech firm WoHo to make off-site construction more affordable, greener and easier to scale. Founded by a group of engineers, designers and architects with ties to Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Georgia Tech and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, WoHo is seeking to build out manufacturing operations and advance pilot projects in the US.
Arup’s integrated multidisciplinary team of experts is providing consulting in SMEP engineering (structural, mechanical, electrical and public health) and for building code and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance. A pilot project is slated to kick off in Boston in 2021, which will put the WoHo team one step closer to achieving its goal of revolutionizing the way prefabricated buildings are designed and constructed.
WoHo aims to create a single, streamlined platform that supports the design, manufacture and construction of high-quality buildings with unprecedented precision and efficiency. The WoHo system uses a series of discrete foundational components that can be scaled and configured to span residential and commercial buildings such as multifamily housing, hotels, dormitories, labs and offices. The design and engineering behind the components can be reused, driving efficiency and consistency and enabling a high level of customization available to each project.