Can Silicon Valley Disrupt How We Build?

Flush with venture capital, the startup Katerra wants to revolutionize the construction industry. But as history shows, it’s harder than it looks.

CityLab
CityLab
Jun 25, 2018 · 9 min read
Workers in Katerra’s factory in Phoenix, the first of several that the company plans to open around the country. Photo courtesy of Katerra

By Amanda Kolson Hurley

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