Jim Young’s first experience with modular multifamily construction in 2001 was almost his last. With today’s new designs coupled with improved efficiency, environmental benefits, and cost savings, however, modular is once again drawing the attention of developers. “At the time, modular looked like large, unattractive boxes,” says Young, CCIM, owner of Sabot Development in Austin, Texas. “The industry was a lot younger, and many municipalities were not familiar with it.” Particularly frustrating was the requirement that the units be inspected by the municipality, despite previous factory inspections. The inspection process slowed the project; though it went well overall, he didn’t undertake another modular project for some time. Click to read more at www.ccim.com.