System Benefits

A Steel Chassis for a Stronger, Greener Future
HabiTek applies modern materials and technology to age-old post-and-beam construction methods. The system combines the advantages of prefabricated, galvanized steel with the best aspects of conventional wood framing.

HabiTek is a true STEEL + WOOD HYBRID SYSTEM, and the only one of its kind. Our mission is to ease the transition from stick framing to a 21st Century “green” model that focuses on greater durability and longevity, while making building faster and less laborious.

The HabiTek system leverages the economy of prefabrication and the strength of steel to create homes suited for applications on marginal lands like flood plains, coastal regions prone to hurricanes & rising sea levels, and seismically-active zones. See our completed beta projects to see what makes Habitek’s modular system unique.

Benefits of the HabiTek System

  • Resilient; Pre-engineered to resist earthquakes and high winds
  • Framework connects the roof, walls, and floor to the foundation structurally, all acting together
  • Post & beam open system is design neutral — many variations are possible
  • Do-it-yourself (DIY) capable
  • Components are largely interchangeable, and non-handed, expediting assembly
  • Works with local building materials & methods
  • Lightweight components eliminate heavy equipment during assembly
  • Incremental assembly with easy expansion & disassembly options
  • Shorter building times: ready to assemble
  • Components close-pack for intermodal shipping, even to remote locations
  • Components are reusable and recyclable
  • Framework can be readily elevated above ground in areas vulnerable to flooding

Beyond its unique features, HabiTek shares many attributes with all steel structures:

  • Steel is strong, durable, and long-lasting
  • Steel is insect and rot resistant
  • Steel is recyclable
  • Steel is non-combustible
  • Steel has exact dimensions with consistent quality
  • Steel is available in a variety of sizes and gauges
  • Steel is available worldwide
  • Steel is lightweight and easy to build with
  • Steel enhances prefabrication and systems building
  • Steel is code approved everywhere
  • Steel produces less scrap and waste
  • Steel is cheaper to ship